No matter how much you travel around the country, there is always something new to discover. Just recently, Ilya Kushnirskiy, the co-founder of Fine Art Shippers, together with a team of professional art logistics specialists, had a chance to visit the Parrish Art Museum. This East End museum is widely known for its extensive collection of exclusive local and modern art. Here is what we have discovered there.
The Parrish Art Museum, an East End Museum You Should Not Miss
The Parrish Art Museum was established back in 1897 by Samuel Longstreth Parrish, a successful attorney and private art collector. From the beginning, it housed the founder’s collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, but with time, it would grow into the home to the most diverse arts. The East End museum quickly became an emphatic symbol of the region, which successfully acknowledged the cultural presence of Long Island against the background of the global arena.
The museum venue has expanded several times since its foundation. It all started in downtown Southampton at 25 Jobs Lane and continued in Water Mill, New York. The new building was constructed by the notable Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Once you enter the building, you can feel how space is harmonically suffused with gentle and watery skylight. Without a doubt, the venue itself is a sound reason to visit the Parrish Art Museum.
When our team made it to the Water Mill, we were enormously happy to witness several ongoing art exhibitions. Among them is “Everything That Wasn’t White: Lonnie Holley at the Elaine de Kooning House” and a colorful art installation titled “Work No. 2210: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT” by Martin Creed. Furthermore, the East End museum has a permanent collection of more than 3,000 artworks from the 19th century. In other words, if you are looking for a fresh experience, you should definitely pay a visit to this amazing place.