The Transom

Art’s New Summer Home: After Relocation, Parrish Museum Tries to Bring Gallery Culture to the Hamptons

John Chamberlain’s "Tambourinefrappe" at the Parrish Art Museum.

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

The Hamptons

Parrish Art Museum Sells Building for $2.9 M., Readying for Move to Water Mill [Updated]

(Courtesy Peter Bond/Flickr)

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. Read More

The Hamptons

Southampton Plans David Rockwell–Designed Arts Pavilion

A rendering of the planned pavilion. (Courtesy Rockwell Group)

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. Read More