PARRISH ART MUSEUM LANDSCAPE PLEASURES EVENT ATTRACTS 350 ATTENDEES, RAISES OVER $135,000 TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM’S PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
The Weekend-Long Benefit Included a Symposium, Garden Tours, and Private Cocktail Party
WATER MILL, NY 6/12/2017—Landscape Pleasures, the Parrish Art Museum’s annual two-day horticulture event on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, raised over $135,000, making it one of the most successful years of the event in the last decade. A mainstay of the Parrish Art Museum benefit events for the last 33 years, Landscape Pleasures helps to support the Museum’s year-round programs, exhibitions, and events.
The Saturday morning symposium hosted almost 200 attendees who heard presentations by leaders in garden design and landscape architecture: Writer/garden designer Page Dickey discussed her favorite gardens; landscape architect Christine Ten Eyck talked about the inherent beauty of Texas and the southwest; and R. William Thomas shared insights into the art of gardening at Chanticleer, the 48-acre pleasure garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania, now in its 24th year.
On Sunday, nearly 350 people participated in self-guided tours with exclusive access to private gardens in Water Mill and East Hampton including the estates of Arne and Milly Glimcher, Deborah Nevins, the Listowel Garden, and Grey Gardens—the former home of the infamous Beale sisters immortalized in the documentary by the Maysels and the Broadway musical.
In addition, 150 ticket purchasers at the Sponsor level and above ($400+) enjoyed a private cocktail reception at the estate of Louise and Leonard Riggio. Benefactor tickets holders attended a Saturday afternoon luncheon hosted by Parrish Trustee Veronica Atkins
2016 Landscape Pleasures event was co-chaired by Lillian Cohen, Martha B. McLanahan, and Linda Hackett Munson, with vice-chairs Stacy Paetzel, Tony Piazza, and Dennis Schrader.
Landscape Pleasures 2017 has been made possible, in part, by the generous support of Grand Patrons Lillian & Joel Cohen, and MARDERS; Grand Sponsors C.A.L. Foundation, Kelco, LaGuardia Design Group, and Whitmores; and Grand Participants Elizabeth and David Granville-Smith, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Owen Brothers Landscape Development, Piazza Horticultural, and Summerhill Landscapes Inc. Hamptons Cottages & Gardens is the official media partner.
About the Parrish Art Museum Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.