Free Community Day at the Parrish
The Parrish Art Museum has changed up its permanent collection galleries and is in a mood to celebrate this weekend. Its new exhibition, “Every Picture Tells a Story,” opens to the public on Sunday with a free community day at the museum from noon to 3 p.m.
Not only will individuals and families have a chance to see the new show, there will be performances, workshops, activities, and refreshments.
Shane Weeks, a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, will begin the proceedings with a traditional welcoming song. Also performing will be the Bridgehampton School’s Tewa Marimba Ensemble. Family art-making activities will be led by Madolin Archer, Grisel Baltazar, Denise Silva Dennis, and Erin Simmons in the theater. In the galleries, Jen Senft will lead a writing workshop for adults. Sandwich and cookie platters will be some of the treats for those who need sustenance for their walks through the galleries.
The museum will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday and close at 5 p.m., allowing those wishing for a quieter environment to see the new show. Admission will be free all day.
On Saturday night, a benefit cocktail party will offer a preview of the galleries with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and 30 artists featured in the Parrish collection. A champagne toast at 5 p.m. for those purchasing tickets at $500 and above will include remarks by David Salle. His paintings based on Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes were recently given to the museum and are featured in the new exhibition. (An article about the exhibition appears in today’s Arts section.) Regular tickets are $200 and $150 for members.