- The Parrish Art Museum
announces the election of Frederic M. Seegal
to its Board of Trustees. Seegal is a Senior Advisor at Peter J. Solomon Company (PJSC), a 20-year-old independent investment banking advisory firm. He joined PJSC in 2009, after spending most of his 35-year investment banking career at Wasserstein Perella
, where he served as president, and at Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers, where he concentrated primarily on major media, telecom, and internet clients.
"We are thrilled that Fred is joining us at this crucial time in the Museum's history," noted Parrish Director Terrie Sultan
. "As we prepare to move into our new building in Water Mill, Fred brings tremendous enthusiasm and expertise to the Board."
Speaking of his new affiliation, Seegal said, "I am pleased to be involved with the Parrish, the East End's leading museum. Under Terrie Sultan's leadership and with our new location, we are poised to take an even broader and more active role in shaping the cultural life of our community."
Seegal is a current trustee of the New York City
Center, the Center for Public Integrity, and the James Beard Foundation
. He previously sat on the boards of Digital River, Hollywood.com, I-Beam, and Spectradyne Inc., and served as president of the American Ballet Theatre, and as a trustee of the San Francisco Opera, the Neuberger Museum, and Southampton Hospital
. Seegal received his B.A. in Political Science from Cornell University
, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and an L.L.B. from Harvard Law School. He is married to the former Robin Neimark
The Museum's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.
About The Parrish Art Museum
The Parrish Art Museum is located in Southampton. Founded in 1897, the Museum celebrates the artistic legacy of Long Island's East End, one of America's most vital creative centers. Since the mid-1950s the Museum has grown from a small village art gallery into an important art museum with a collection of more than 2,600 works of art from the 19th century to the present. It includes such contemporary painters and sculptors as John Chamberlain
, Chuck Close
, Eric Fischl
, April Gornik
, Elizabeth Peyton
, as well as such masters as Dan Flavin, Roy Lichtenstein
, Jackson Pollock
, Lee Krasner
, and Willem de Kooning
. The Parrish houses important collections of works by the American Impressionist William Merritt Chase and the post
-war American realist Fairfield Porter. A vital cultural resource serving a diverse audience, the Parrish organizes and presents changing exhibitions and offers a dynamic schedule of creative and engaging public programs including lectures, films, performances, concerts, and studio classes for all ages. On July 19, 2010, the Parrish broke ground on a new building designed by internationally acclaimed Swiss 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. The new building is expected to open in summer 2012