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Hamptons-Based Museum Offering Walk Tour Of Inaugural Sculpture Exhibition

Nicole Barylski

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

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will host a socially distanced Field of Dreams walking tour on Friday, January 22.

"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," reflected Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects.

In addition to Field of Dreams, the Museum's first sculpture exhibition, which encompasses works by ten international, multi-generational artists, the afternoon will feature a visit from 2020 Parrish Road Show artist Scott Bluedorn, who will speak about his Bonac Blind exhibition. Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, and Parrish Art Museum docents will lead the explorations.

Field of Dreams features a new installation created for the Parrish by interdisciplinary artist Theaster Gates (American, born 1973), four new sculptures by Jaume Plensa (Spanish, born 1955), new works by Parrish collection artist Jim Dine (American, born 1935), as well as collection artists including Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-97), Joel Perlman (American, born 1943), and Joel Shapiro (American, born 1941) - and sculpture by Max Ernst (German, 1891-1976), Bernar Venet (French, born 1941), Isa Genzken (German, born 1948) and Giuseppe Penone (Italian, born 1947).

Bonac Blind is an interpretation of duck blinds local hunters utilize for camouflage. The project was originally installed on the water in Springs, East Hampton, and then transferred to the Parrish Meadow. "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.

The tour will take place from 3­­:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tour-goers will be separated into small groups. Masks are required to attend.

Tickets are $10 and free for members, students and children. Pre-event registration is required.

While the Parrish Art Museum has temporarily closed its Museum galleries, with plans to reopen in early spring, the Parrish's Meadow and Field of Dreams remain open and free to visit. The Parrish also presents a myriad of programming online.

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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