The stretch of Montauk Highway between Southampton and Water Mill was once blurred by nothing but amber fields, like other undeveloped segues between wealthy Hamptons hamlets. But virgin real estate can’t stay pristine forever. A year ago, a sign appeared on that stretch of land announcing that a former tree nursery right off the highway Read More
“We get everything from the real housewives to real chic,” Deborah Bancroft, co-chair of the Parrish Art Museum, told The Observer Saturday evening, noting the varied attire of guests at the museum’s annual Midsummer Party in Southampton.
She stealthily surveyed the room for prying ears that might take offense to her cheeky observation. Laughing it off and shifting her attention back to us, she continued, “That’s the fun thing about the Parrish. I think because it leans artsy, you can get everything from moo moos to hula skirts.”
It can take years, even decades, for an artwork to move from an artist’s studio to a commercial gallery to a museum, and few pieces ever make that complete trip. However, New York-based artist Mel Kendrick has managed to accomplish that feat in under a year.
Less than three months after four hulking concrete sculptures Read More
Earlier this month, the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton raised $675,000 at its glitzy annual fund-raising gala—the last to take place in its present building. Meanwhile, a few miles away, in Water Mill, the skeleton of the Parrish’s new home, an elegant, barnlike building designed by Swiss starchitects Herzog & de Meuron that’s as long Read More