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The Parrish illuminates the creative process through programs that bring together art, artists, and the community. Conversations and talks on emerging trends, artist projects, and important cultural issues provide opportunities for learning, sharing, and becoming inspired.

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Conversation with Alicia Whitaker, horticulturist and Thackston Crandall, landscape architect on the film ”The Gardener” - 6/10/22
Jul 11 2022
Conversation with Alicia Whitaker, horticulturist and Thackston Crandall, landscape architect on the film ”The Gardener” - 6/10/22
The Gardener is a film that reflects upon the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. Co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest and in conjunction with  Landscape Pleasures, the documentary features the influential gardener and plantsman Frank Cabot shortly before his passing at the age of 86. Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20-acre English style garden and summer estate, which he opened to a film crew for the first time in 2009. Nestled amid the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over the course of 75 years and three generations, this horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise. Through remarks by Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.   About the Director Sébastien Chabot (b. 1976, Sainte-Florence, Quebec) is a Canadian writer, cinematographer, and producer, who published his debut novel Ma mère est une marmotte in 2004. He was awarded the Prix Jovette-Bernier in 2006 for his sequel, L’Angoisse des poulets sans plumes, and was recently shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for French-language fiction for the novel Noir métal. Discussing The Gardener in a feature article in Point of View Magazine, Chabot said that working with Frank Cabot was about cultivating a film that would be as finely crafted as the garden it depicts. “Doing a personal movie about one’s personal garden might be the best way to reveal someone.” Chabot received his education at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is a professor of literature at the Cégep de Rimouski. About Alicia Whitaker Alicia Whitaker is an executive leadership coach and consultant who has worked to support her gardening habit for decades. A home gardener and active participant in the East End gardening community, she is past president (2019-2021) and long-time board member of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, and recently joined the Board of Directors of the Westhampton Garden Club where she serves as Chair of Horticulture and member of the Pollinator Team responsible for a fledgling Pollinator Garden at the Quogue Library. She is co-author, with Betsy Pinover Schiff, of The Sidewalk Gardens of New York (Monacelli Press, 2016) which describes the many ways NYC has become a greener city in the past two decades. Whitaker became a Master Gardener in 2021 after completing a course offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Service. She holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Harvard Business School. About Thackston Crandall Thackston Crandall is a licensed Landscape Architect and Senior Associate with LaGuardia Design Group, located in Watermill NY and NYC. As a member of the LDG team, Thackston enjoys collaborating with colleagues and clients on a range of projects including residential, commercial, and cultural landscapes. Thackston received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University.   Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:     Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group
Conversation with Alicia Whitaker, horticulturist and Thackston Crandall, landscape architect on the film ”The Gardener” - 6/10/22
Jul 11 2022
Conversation with Alicia Whitaker, horticulturist and Thackston Crandall, landscape architect on the film ”The Gardener” - 6/10/22
The Gardener is a film that reflects upon the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. Co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest and in conjunction with  Landscape Pleasures, the documentary features the influential gardener and plantsman Frank Cabot shortly before his passing at the age of 86. Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20-acre English style garden and summer estate, which he opened to a film crew for the first time in 2009. Nestled amid the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over the course of 75 years and three generations, this horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise. Through remarks by Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.   About the Director Sébastien Chabot (b. 1976, Sainte-Florence, Quebec) is a Canadian writer, cinematographer, and producer, who published his debut novel Ma mère est une marmotte in 2004. He was awarded the Prix Jovette-Bernier in 2006 for his sequel, L’Angoisse des poulets sans plumes, and was recently shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for French-language fiction for the novel Noir métal. Discussing The Gardener in a feature article in Point of View Magazine, Chabot said that working with Frank Cabot was about cultivating a film that would be as finely crafted as the garden it depicts. “Doing a personal movie about one’s personal garden might be the best way to reveal someone.” Chabot received his education at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is a professor of literature at the Cégep de Rimouski. About Alicia Whitaker Alicia Whitaker is an executive leadership coach and consultant who has worked to support her gardening habit for decades. A home gardener and active participant in the East End gardening community, she is past president (2019-2021) and long-time board member of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, and recently joined the Board of Directors of the Westhampton Garden Club where she serves as Chair of Horticulture and member of the Pollinator Team responsible for a fledgling Pollinator Garden at the Quogue Library. She is co-author, with Betsy Pinover Schiff, of The Sidewalk Gardens of New York (Monacelli Press, 2016) which describes the many ways NYC has become a greener city in the past two decades. Whitaker became a Master Gardener in 2021 after completing a course offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Service. She holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Harvard Business School. About Thackston Crandall Thackston Crandall is a licensed Landscape Architect and Senior Associate with LaGuardia Design Group, located in Watermill NY and NYC. As a member of the LDG team, Thackston enjoys collaborating with colleagues and clients on a range of projects including residential, commercial, and cultural landscapes. Thackston received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University.   Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:     Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group
Conversation with Artist Jill Magid, Director of ”The Proposal” - 6/4/21
May 9 2022
Conversation with Artist Jill Magid, Director of ”The Proposal” - 6/4/21
A conversation with Senior Curator Corinne Erni, Filmmaker and Artist Jill Magid, and Dia Art Foundation Associate Curator Matilde Guidelli-Guidi. Before the screening of The Proposal, co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest, in collaboration with Dia. The Proposal Known as “the artist among architects”, Luis Barragán is among the world’s most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world’s view. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán’s life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself–a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art. About Jill Magid American artist Jill Magid’s work is deeply ingrained in her lived experience, exploring and blurring the boundaries between art and life. Through her performance-based practice, Magid has initiated intimate relations with a number of organizations and structures of authority. She explores the emotional, philosophical, and legal tensions between the individual and ‘protective’ institutions, such as intelligence agencies or the police. To work alongside or within large organizations, Magid makes use of institutional quirks, systemic loopholes that allow her to make contact with people ‘on the inside’. Her work tends to be characterized by the dynamics of seduction, the resulting narratives often taking the form of a love story. It is typical of Magid’s practice that she follows the rules of engagement with an institution to the letter – sometimes to the point of absurdity. 2018, Documentary, 83 minutes Director: Jill Magid Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor: Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.
Landscape Pleasures Symposium 2021: Patrick Cullina - 9/12/21
Oct 12 2021
Landscape Pleasures Symposium 2021: Patrick Cullina - 9/12/21
Inspiring lecture by award-winning horticulturist, landscape designer, photographer, and lecturer, Patrick Cullina.   Patrick Cullina Gardens Outside of the Frame and Page — Inspirations for and Elements of Dynamic Landscapes Beyond the Picturesque An exploration of the nature of dynamic landscapes and their essential elements, a discussion of the regional ecologies that inform them, and an argument for the real art of landscapes — beneficial outcomes that exceed the constraints of traditional aesthetic notions. Patrick Cullina is an award-winning horticulturist, landscape designer, photographer, lecturer, and organizational consultant with more than twenty-five years of experience in the landscape field. He runs a design and consulting business with projects across the country  that is dedicated to the innovative and sensitive integration of plants and materials into a diverse range of compelling designs—drawing inspiration from both the natural world and constructed environments alike. Previously, he was the founding Vice President of Horticulture and Park Operations for New York City’s High Line; the Vice President of Horticulture, Operations and Science Research at Brooklyn Botanic Garden; and the Associate Director of the Rutgers University Gardens in affiliation with the school’s Department of Landscape Architecture. Throughout his career, he has lectured throughout the U.S. and abroad for universities, public gardens, garden clubs, horticultural organizations, museums, libraries and professional organizations on the subjects of plants, living environments, horticulture, landscape design, landscape maintenance and the urban experience.   Landscape Pleasures 2021 is made possible, in part, with support from Grand Patrons Lillian and Joel Cohen and Whitmores; Grand Sponsors Linda Hackett and Melinda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, LaGuardia Design Group and Summerhill Landscapes; and Grand Participants Gardeneering/Tish Rehill, Elizabeth and David Granville-Smith, and Piazza Horticultural. Hamptons Cottages & Gardens is the media sponsor.
Landscape Pleasures Symposium 2021: Deborah Nevins - 9/12/21
Oct 12 2021
Landscape Pleasures Symposium 2021: Deborah Nevins - 9/12/21
Inspiring lecture by renowned landscape designer, Deborah Nevins. The Stavros Niarchos Park in Athens A 40 acre sustainable, drought tolerant, park and an education working in horticultural zones 4 to 13.   Deborah Nevins founded the New York-based landscape design firm Deborah Nevins & Associates over 25 years ago. Her firm’s work includes the 40-acre Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and Park in Athens (a collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop) and the recently completed campus expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including new buildings by Steven Holl Architects. DNA also designed the Pritzker Garden in the Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. The firm’s extensive residential work includes significant gardens and estates throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe—and many on Long Island. DNA’s work has been recognized for its design and sustainability by major publications and landscape associations, including a leadership award from the International Green Roof Association for the SNFCC in Athens. A historian of landscape and architecture, Nevins lectures often, and her writing has appeared in numerous books, journals, and periodicals. She lives in East Hampton and is a board member of Long House Reserve.   Landscape Pleasures 2021 is made possible, in part, with support from Grand Patrons Lillian and Joel Cohen and Whitmores; Grand Sponsors Linda Hackett and Melinda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, LaGuardia Design Group and Summerhill Landscapes; and Grand Participants Gardeneering/Tish Rehill, Elizabeth and David Granville-Smith, and Piazza Horticultural. Hamptons Cottages & Gardens is the media sponsor.
Chief Curator Alicia Longwell in conversation with painter Lucien Smith - 10/2/20
Nov 5 2020
Chief Curator Alicia Longwell in conversation with painter Lucien Smith - 10/2/20
Join Chief Curator Alicia Longwell and abstract painter Lucien Smith, whose 10 large-scale paintings from his 2013 Southampton Suite are currently on view, for an illustrated talk.   Lucien Smith (b.1989) is best known for his process-based works that employ both accidental and improvisational marks to create loose, all-over compositions. Organized by Alicia Longwell, Lucien Smith: Southampton Suite brings the artist’s Rain Paintings series to conclusion with the 10 large-scale paintings created in a plein air studio that he constructed on the East End during the summer of 2013. With the 9 x 7 ft acrylic on unprimed canvas Southampton Suite paintings, the artist created an immersive environment that continues his quest to “. . .replicate a natural process with manmade tools.” The ten works on view here from 2013 have never been shown as a group. Smith’s paintings, made by filling an empty fire extinguisher with paint and spraying the canvas, became widely known soon after his 2011 graduation from Cooper Union. What appealed to Smith was the way he was able to replicate a natural process—rain—with a manmade tool. For the first Rain Paintings series, Murmur of the Heart, he used blue and yellow paint; after this initial investigations he began to use a monochromatic approach, taking a cue from the traditional depiction of rain in Japanese woodblock prints.   Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor: Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.
András Szántó and Terrie Sultan discuss the reopening of museums - 4/24/20
May 29 2020
András Szántó and Terrie Sultan discuss the reopening of museums - 4/24/20
April 24th, 2020 In an article published recently in artnet.com that prompted responses from around the world, cultural strategist András Szántó posited the urgency of museums to lead the way to reopen as soon as is safely possible, providing a haven in a time of trauma and disruption and signaling a return to normalcy. In this live-stream conversation with Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan, Szántó discusses the critical need for the arts in periods of crisis, a practical plan for the reopening of museums, and the long-term changes in their role and function. About András Szántó András Szántó, Ph.D. is the founder of New York-based András Szántó LLC, which provides strategic counsel to museums, cultural organizations, commercial brands, and educational institutions worldwide in all phases of the conceptualization and implementation of strategic plans and cultural initiatives. Clients have included: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Sculpture Center, Pioneer Works, MSU Broad Museum, Michigan State University, Kunstmuseum Basel, and The Dallas Museum of Art, among other nonprofit institutions. The firm is also behind many of the world’s leading brand initiatives in the arts including those of Audemars Piguet, Absolut, BMW, and Rolls-Royce. Szántó is a strategic advisor to Art Basel and is a long-time moderator of its Art Basel Conversations series. Szántó is an influential writer and researcher in the fields of art, media, cultural policy, arts sponsorship, and philanthropy. Author and editor of numerous books and research reports, he has been a contributor to The Art Newspaper, The New York Times, Artforum, and many leading publications. András has taught art business and marketing at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and served as director of the National Arts Journalism Program and the NEA Arts Journalism Institute, both at Columbia University.     Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.
Curator's Talk: Corinne Erni with OptoSonic Tea - 4/10/20
Apr 23 2020
Curator's Talk: Corinne Erni with OptoSonic Tea - 4/10/20
April 10th, 2020 Last September, the Parrish Art Museum invited OptoSonic Tea to present an evening-length performance, featuring 18 of the world’s most innovative video and sound artists to interact with the architecture and landscape of the Museum. The durational and site-specific group improvisation featured visual artists performing live in different areas outside of the Museum building, while live musicians and sound artists performed coordinated and spatialized works by composer and Diapason Gallery founder/director Michael J. Schumacher.  The spectacle allowed the over 400 visitors to experience the Herzog & de Meuron designed building in entirely new ways. Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, hosted a conversation with OptoSonic Tea founders, intermedia artists Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer, about the performance at the Parrish, their work during Coronavirus, and upcoming projects with Sarah Weaver from NowNets Art who joined the conversation.  OptoSonic Tea was conceived in 2006 as a series of salon-style meetings that explore various forms of live visuals and their interaction with live audio, followed by an informal discussion about the artists’ practices over a cup of green tea. OptosSonic Tea @ The Parrish was presented on September 27, 2019 and was curated specifically for the Museum’s Platform series. View highlights from the performance here:  ARTISTS included Benton C Bainbridge, Bradley Eros, Andy Guhl, Kit Fitzgerald, Asi Föcker, CHiKA, Chris Jordan (cj), Katherine Liberovskaya, LoVid (Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkis), and Ursula Scherrer. SOUND ARTISTS included Marcia Bassett, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Shelley Hirsch, Laura Ortman, Emma Souharce, Michael J. Schumacher, Keiko Uenishi, and Shane Weeks.   Platform:OptoSonic Tea @ the Parrish was made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, mediaThe foundation inc., and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder. Our Friday Night programs at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by presenting sponsor Bank of America, with additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.