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Parrish Hosts Lunchtime Talk Series

Posted on 18 June 2014



Jennifer Bartlett’s Amagansett Diptych #1 will be one of the works discussed in the first session of the lunchtime lecture series. Image courtesy of the Parrish Art Museum.

By Genevieve Kotz

The lunchtime lecture series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will return with the program “Brain Food: Conversations on Art” led by curator Alicia Longwell on Thursday, June 26.

The lunchtime lecture series will provide museum visitors with an hour-long illustrated lecture on current exhibitions, publications and artists in the collections, and will be held in the museum’s Lichtenstein Theater.

The talks will begin at noon. Attendees are welcome to eat their lunch as Dr. Longwell delivers her slide show presentation. For those who don’t bring a lunch, a special combo of a wrap, salad and beverage will be available at the museum’s Golden Pear café for $10.

The first topic will be on the museum’s current exhibition, “Jennifer Bartlett – History of the Universe: Works 1970-2011.” There will also be a lecture on William Glackens on August 7 and a lecture on the artist William Merritt Chase on August 21.

“These intimate, convivial gatherings add to the variety of educational experiences we offer at the Parrish and allow our visitors direct access to an astute curatorial voice,” Andrea Grover, curator of special programs, said in a release.

The Parrish Art Museum, now located on Montauk Highway in Water Mill, is the oldest cultural institution on the East End of Long Island. The Parrish is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of art from the 19th century to present as well as be a cultural resource for the community.

Ms. Longwell has worked with the Parrish Art Museum since 1984 and is currently its chief curator.

The program is included with the museum admission. Regular admission is $10 and members, children or student admissions are free.

For more information, call 631-283-2118. To make a reservation, visit


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