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The Parrish Art Museum Welcomes Summer with a Host of Events and New Exhibits

If you missed the Parrish Art Museum’s exclusive Spring Fling event this month, don’t fret, there’s much more to come from Southampton’s beautiful art museum.

Two Forks & a Cork Courtesy Parrish Art Museum

Resuming with the May 14, Two Forks & a Cork event, patrons can enjoy tastings of dishes from some of The East End’s best food purveyors and restaurants along with wines and spirits from seven North Fork and Hamptons vineyards. Participating restaurants include Lunch, Golden Pear and The Cheese Shoppe. Vineyards showing off their new releases along with their classics include RG l NY, Macari, Channing Daughters, Kontakosta, Paumanok and Palmer. Twin Sills Moonshine will provide a spicy note to the evening with live jazz music by a live jazz for this favorite, convivial event, happily back in person this season. More information is available at

Two new exhibits are planned for the summer:

Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018 © Gary Mamay

Through July 11, Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018 shows some 90 works by the renowned American painter and graphic artist over six decades of printmaking. The exhibit highlights the artist’s experiments with familiar, abstract and personal imagery and honors the artist’s 91st birthday. Structured in four thematic sections, this survey features pieces in intaglio, lithography, woodcut, linoleum cut, screen printing, and lead relief. The exhibition shows the artist’s revision and recycling of key motifs familiar in his oeuvres: the American flag, numerals and the alphabet.

The museum is also showing a film with a talk about Jasper Johns on June 17.

Leilah Babirye Nakatiiti from the Kuchu Grasshopper Clan - Courtesy Parrish Art Museum

Opening May 22 and showing through July 24, Set It Off brings together six artists whose works engage the monumental, the site-specific, or the immersive. The exhibit is curated by Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas, know together as Deux Femmes Noires. The exhibit brings together work by Leilah Babirye, Torkwase Dyson, February James, Karyn Olivier, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Kennedy Yanko. The works shown often combine multiple elements of paintings, sculpture, installation, sound, and language.

Other events:

On June 11 and 21, the museum will feature a garden design symposium, Landscape Pleasures, with exclusive tours of Hamptons Gardens.

Detail of Jennifer Bartlett, At Sands Point #16, 1985-1986 Courtesy Parrish Art Museum

If you join the museum, you’re always guaranteed free admission with priority status for previews and tours of exhibits.

Whitney Museum and Jeff Koons Exhibit to Close October 19 – See It Now!

Whitney Museum and Jeff Koons ExhibitArt lovers, this is the last weekend to visit our beloved Whitney in its current location on the Upper East Side.  The museum will close its doors on Sunday, October 19, reopening on an unspecified date in the spring in its new Meatpacking District address.  So…. This is a no-brainer.  Take advantage of the ease of visiting the museum at 75th Street and Madison Avenue while you can.

Whitney Museum and Jeff Koons Exhibit

Jeff Koons, Tulips, 1995–98. Oil on canvas

There you’ll see the final days of the Jeff Koons Retrospective that has been thrilling audiences for the past four months with installations on three floors.  Some of his creations look familiar: the giant dog, for instance, that graced Rockefeller Plaza or perhaps his inflatables that include basketballs suspended in space, or the display of Hoover vacuum cleaners as beautiful as they are functional.  Koons spins American culture on its head, noting our fascination with mundane objects and our glorification of them.  You’ll see familiar faces from Popeye and Olive Oyl to Michael Jackson and La Cicciolina along with playdoh and mirrors, all crafted with precision and beauty.

On the top floor and mezzanine sit the museum’s permanent collection, for now, with works by Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Mark Rothko and Jasper Johns among others.  These are the classics that we’ve come to know and love.

Don’t miss the chance to see all of these in their original home.  The line to get in here can be long at times, but it moves pretty quickly. Doors open at 11am.

Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, 212-570-3600,

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