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Midsummer Night Dreams – Parrish Art Museum

Submitted by on July 19, 2011 – 12:57 pmNo Comment

Parrish Midsummer Party

One of the defining cultural institutions in Southampton, the Parrish Art Museum brings out the Hamptons glitterati for its annual Midsummer Party with a mix of leaders in the art, fashion, and business world honoring the Parrish Art Museum’s Founding Partners.   The tent was aglow with its soothing silver scheme for the dapperly dressed crowd which morphed into the hot dance party After Ten.

 Event Co-Chairs: Parrish Trustees Deborah Bancroft, Etta Froio, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Adam Sender, and David Wassong


After Ten Co-Chairs: Josh Gaynor, Anne Huntington, Carolina Portago, Theodora Portago, and Serena Stanfill Tufo

 While guests strolled through the Dorothea Rockburne: In My Mind’s Eye exhibit (running until August 14th) there was much speculation about the museum’s move.  In mid-2012, the Parrish will move to a new building in Water Mill designed by internationally acclaimed architects Herzog & de Meuron. The 34,500-square-foot facility will triple the Museum’s current exhibition space and allow for the simultaneous presentation of loan exhibitions and installations drawn from the permanent collection.


Colleen and Andrew Saunders

Colleen and Andrew Saunders

While there was a buzz of excitement about the new location there was also a bittersweet nostalgia of leaving the current location which is an iconic presence in Southampton Village.  For generations, Hamptonites have flocked for artistic, educational, and social events here and will miss the brick building and famed sculpture garden.

Melissa Witek of Porsche

Melissa Witek of Porsche


Along with a taste for fine art, guests shared a taste for the other finer things in life.  Platinum sponsor Porsche of Southampton placed its new 911 Turbo S for guests to peruse.  Melissa Witek who is their Custom Consultation Specialist told us she is there to serve the Porsche enthusiast with a direct line to the factory for special feature orders.   You can even take your favorite shade of lipstick and they can match the interior to that color.  Talk about the ultimate color coordination.


In a true Midsummer Dream, guests were left of fantasies of fine art, food and wine, fashion and fast cars – a winning combination on any Hamptons night.

Be sure to check out the rest of the summer schedule at the Parrish Art Museum, www.parrishart.org.





Dorothea Rockburne: In My Mind's Eye

Dorothea Rockburne: In My Mind's Eye

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