Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island's East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.
The Parrish Art Museum features more than 3,000 works of art from the nineteenth century to today while showcasing artists from the East End of Long Island. The Parrish also houses the largest public collection of William Merritt Chase and archives the work of groundbreaking post-war American realist painter Fairfield Porter. This is all displayed against a backdrop of fourteen acres of meadow in Water Mill, New York, honoring the East End's natural environment to provide a new way to experience art with a sense of place afforded by no other museum.
More information about the Parrish Art Museum can be found at Parrishart.org.