This year’s Midsummer Party honored the Parrish’s Founding
Partners, an illustrious group of leading art patrons deeply
committed to making the vision of the new Parrish Art Museum
a reality. The evening is traditionally a way for many
people to greet each other at the beginning of the summer
season. This years party was special, as it was the last
time the Midsummer Gala will be held at the Parrish Art
Museum's location on Jobs Lane.
Founded in 1897, the current museum has a collection of more
than 2,600 works of art from the 19th century to the
present. In mid-2012, the museum will move to a 34,500
square foot facility in Water Mill.
The Midsummer Party is one of the most momentous events and
the highlight of the Hamptons social season.
The Co-chairs of this dazzling evening were Parrish trustees
Deborah Bancroft, Etta Froio, Dorothy Lichtenstein,
Sender, and David Wassong. After Ten Co-chairs were
Josh Gaynor, Anne Huntington, Carolina Portago,
Theodora Portago, and Serena Tufo.
For over a decade, the Founding Partners have provided
leadership for the Parrish’s vision for a new era. These
individuals and foundations have donated generously for
endowments essential to curatorial and education programs,
and for planning and construction of the new
Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Water Mill.
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Photos and story: Sara Herbert-Galloway
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