DISPATCH - NOV 2, 2012 (10:05 a.m.)

WATER MILL, NY

The Parrish Art Museum has postponed this weekend's Open House events for VIP and Museum Members. The events were designed to provide a first look at the new museum and its inaugural art exhibitions and installations. Hurricane Sandy's continuing impact was cited as the reason for the postponement, according to the Parrish's website.

Open House events for the public have not been impacted. The museum officially opens on Saturday, Nov 10, 2012. The museum will be open--free of charge--from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Saturday (Nov 10) through Monday (Nov 12). Special live performances and events take place from Friday, Nov 9, through Sunday, Nov 11.

Both VIP Open Houses have been rescheduled for next week.

The VIP Open House and Reception has been rescheduled to Friday, Nov 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. It was originally set for tomorrow. The VIP Open House and Reception is for $1,000 plus museum members and invited donors. RSVPS for the new time are requested by emailing rsvp@parrishart.org. The champagne reception provides the first opportunity to view the new Parrish Art Museum.

The Exclusive Open House for Members has been rescheduled to Saturday, Nov 10, from 9 to 11 a.m.  It was originally set for Sunday. The Exclusive Open House is for museum members and invited donors. The Open House allows attendees to view the new museum and exhibitions, tour the facilities and meet staff.

Those wishing to become museum members and attend the VIP events can email  membership@parrish.org or call Melissa Gatz in the Membership Department at 631-283-2118, ext. 149.

As of publication time, the museum phone lines were yielding busy signals only.

BASIC FACTS: The Parrish Art Museum is now located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. http://parrishart.org/

The new Parrish Art Museum is located on 14 acres. It nearly doubles the size of the Southampton building and triples the exhibition space, according to the museum. The new building has a budget of $26.2 million with 95% of funds already raised, according to a release. It was designed by Herzog & de Meuron of Switzerland.

The new building features 12,200 square feet of gallery space. Around 60 percent of the space (7,600 sq feet) will be designated to exhibiting the museum’s permanent collection.

The exhibitions inaugurating the new museum are “Malcolm Morley: Painting, Paper, Process,” “Genius Loci” – the Inaugural Platform Project by Hope Sandrow and works from the museum’s permanent collection.

RELATED STORIES: https://hamptonsarthub.com/2012/10/17/parrish-art-museum-sets-openings-for-new-building/

Parrish Art Museum Opens its New Building in Nov 2012

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