MONDAY, JULY 21
Premiere: “Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos” at the Parrish Art Museum
The artists Tucker Marder and Christian Scheider will debut a performance based on the expansive 1984 play by that rascally Vonnegut, a former resident of nearby Sagaponack. —Nate Freeman
Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 22
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
As the Parrish Art Museum gets ready to open its new home in Water Mill, N.Y., its board has elected new leaders. Frederic M. Seegal, a financier, has been selected as chair and H. Peter Haveles, Jr., a lawyer, as president, Artforum reports. Both men have extensive philanthropic records. More details on the appointments are here.
With Southampton, N.Y.’s Parrish Art Museum set to move to its new Herzog & de Meuron–designed home in nearby Water Mill in November, Southampton’s government is moving forward with plans to transform the site that the museum has long called home on Jobs Lane into an arts venue called the Southampton Center.
With the Parrish Art Museum on track to open in its new Herzog & de Meuron–designed home in Water Mill, N.Y., in November, its administrators are taking care of some housekeeping work in its longtime home of Southampton, N.Y. The Southampton Press reports that, at the end of April, the museum sold off a building for $2.875 million that had been used for education programs.
Southampton, N.Y., is set to lose one of its major art attractions this November, when the Parrish Art Museum moves to a new Herzog & de Meuron–designed building a few miles away, in Watermill, N.Y. But the village has been preparing for its move by planning a multi-use cultural center called the Southampton Center on the grounds of the old Parrish museum. Today ArtsBeat reports that David Rockwell has been tapped to design an open-air pavilion there. It is set to be completed by next summer.