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One year anniversary of the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party at Watermill

Robert Wilson & Maren Otto

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party (hosted by Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parish Art Museum) at its new location in Watermill and also in its new clothes so to speak as its new shell, architecturally speaking, was exceptional to say the least in more ways than one: the museum raised an impressive total of one million dollars, partly due to being the first to be held at the museum's new site in the Hamptons. The amazing new building was designed the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.

Fashionably attired guests included Agnes Gund, Maren Otto, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Etta Froio, Cindy Sherman, Eric Javitz, Jean Shafiroff, Brian Hunt, Carl Spielvogel & Barbara Diamondstein-Spielvogel, Douglas Polley, Robert Zimmerman, Alexandra Stanton, Kay & John McEnroe, Keith Sonnier, Donald Sultan, Robert Dash, Ross Bleckner, Mauro Porcini, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Andrea Rosen in Prada Boots, Aerin Lauder & Eric Zinterhofer, Vered, Mildred Brinn, Joe Hughes, Sara Fitzmaurice, Christy MacLear, Fiona Rudin, Eric Rudin, Peter Arnold, Cynthia Rowley, Nicole Miller, Stefano Tonchi, Charles and James Nederlander, Emily & John Wambold, Gillian Miniter, Elisabeth & Peter Haveles, Bruce & Avis Richards, Stacey Bronsman, Mary Kathryn Navab, Randy Kemper, Leslie Brille, and Tony Ingrao, Jay and Sharon Goldberg, Bill Williams and Barbara Reuter, Gale & Ira Drukier, Larry and Alison Berg, Phil Scherbeck, and Scott Howe, Kyong and Brad Coleman, Michael and Janet Foster, Wendy Frank, Anthony Paduano, Ray Cosman, and Ken Allen, Bill Powers, Debbie Bancroft, Rabbi Barton & Jane Shallat, Donna & Richard Soloway, Sandra & Stephen Abramson, Amanda Fuhrman, Glenn Fuhrman, Matthew Satz, Marcia Dunn Sobel & Jonathan Sobel, Robin & Frederic Seegal, Kathy & Rick Hilton, Jill Stuart, Josephine Mecksepper, David Wassong, Cynthia Clift, and Richard Phillips, Chad Leat, and Lucia Hwong Gordon.

In the galleries: inspirational exhibitions: Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, showcasing Aycock's drawings as a prelude to her metal site sculptures. Also on view was Platform: Josephine Meckseper, (who shows at Andrea Rosen Gallery) an installation that responded to the museum's location and design.

Art from the Collection on view included works by Nicolai Cikosky, William Merritt Chase, Willem de Kooning, Bryan Hunt, David Johnson, Dan Flavin, Eric Freeman, Alex Katz, April Gornik, Eric Fischl, Fairfield Porter, Childe Hassan, Billy Sullivan, Leon Polk Smith, William Stanley Haseltine, Jane Wilson, Joe Zucker, and many others.

Corporate Sponsor: HSBC Bank

Midsummer Event designer set the stunning décor for 2013's party was Ron Wendt.

Superb Installation and Performances by Kyle Hardin DeWoody, Andrea Grover, & Tripoli Patterson.

One of the highlights of the summer Hamptons season--the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party is a festive social gathering of artists, socialites, philanthropists, art collectors, entertainers, gallerists, and business leaders. Funds raised by the event support the Museum's exhibitions, publications, and programs.

Photos by Owen Hoffmann/

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