Parrish Set to Break Ground for New Museum

Posted on 15 July 2010


The Parrish Art Museum is expected to break ground on its new — and long-awaited — expansive museum this coming Monday, July 19. The $25 million building, which echoes the barns and artists studio’s that dot the East End, is designed by celebrated Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and will be located on a farm field just east of Duck Walk Vineyards on Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

The building allows for three times the amount of exhibition space as is available at the Parrish’s current location on Jobs Lane in Southampton. The 34,500 square-foot building is the first art museum to be built on the East End of Long Island in more than a century. Among the amenities are a café, gift shop, offices and climate controlled storage areas.

The future of the Job’s Lane space in Southampton is undetermined.

A timeline for construction is expected to be available at Monday morning’s groundbreaking.

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