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Tour The Parrish's First-Ever Outdoor Sculpture Installation During Guided Walkabout

Nicole Barylski

Field of Dreams installation view with Isa Genzken's Two Orchids (2015/2016). (Courtesy Photo)

The Parrish Art Museum is offering a socially distanced Field of Dreams walking tour as part of Hamptons Art Network's THAW Fest on Friday, March 26. Enjoy the second weekend of spring by joining Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, and Parrish Art Museum docents on an exploration of the Water Mill-based Museum's first-ever sculpture exhibition. The intimate excursion will commence at 3:00 p.m.

"I'm pleased that we continue to offer plein air tours in the Meadow for our audiences to learn firsthand about the artworks in Field of Dreams and their creators," said Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects.

Field of Dreams encompasses works by ten international, multi-generational artists, including interdisciplinary artist Theaster Gates (American, born 1973), four new sculptures from Jaume Plensa (Spanish, born 1955), and new works by Parrish collection artist Jim Dine (American, born 1935), as well as collection artists Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-97), Joel Perlman (American, born 1943), and Joel Shapiro (American, born 1941). Visitors will also find sculpture by Max Ernst (German, 1891-1976), Bernar Venet (French, born 1941), Isa Genzken (German, born 1948) and Giuseppe Penone (Italian, born 1947).

Additionally, attendees can check out 2020 Parrish Road Show artist Scott Bluedorn's Bonac Blind. Bluedorn will be onsite to chat with tour-goers about his interpretation of a duck blind that local hunters use for camouflage.

"The Bonac Blind is a multi-faceted art intervention: A floating, off-grid microhome that references traditional Bonac culture of fishing, farming and hunting while also serving as a comment on the erosion of this culture due to the compound problems of housing crisis, climate change, and modernity," Bluedorn said about the project, which was initially installed on the water in Springs, East Hampton. The space is equipped with essential off-grid amenities - like solar roof panels, solar batteries, a single bed, and wood burning stove, complimented by East End essentials - such as duck decoys, a clam rake, seining nets, and a lamp made of sea kelp from Montauk.

Pre-event registration is required, as space is limited. Masks must be worn throughout the tour. Tickets are $10, but free for members, students and children.

Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. For more information, visit parrishart.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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