Parrish Art Museum

Director, Terrie Sultan


The Parrish Art Museum’s Hamptons Holiday Party + Market on November 27 and 28 included shopping at exclusive vendors and a festive benefit Cocktail Party with live music, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and book signings by New York Times food critic Florence Fabricant, artist April Gornik, fashion industry expert Fern Mallis, and artist Clifford Ross. Proceeds from the Friday evening benefit support the Parrish’s year-round programs.

 Visitors to the Museum shopped at the gift market featuring vendors AERIN, Calypso St. Barth, The Golden Pear Café, Haverhill Fine Jewelry, Kinross Cashmere, LSC Designs Fine & Estate Jewelry, Naturopathica, and Stella & Ruby. Guests were invited to view the current exhibitions: Connections and Context, the newly installed permanent collection; and special exhibitions Alexis Rockman: East End Field Drawings, and Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen.


The Cocktail Party benefit included four book signings.

  • Florence Fabricant, the author of eleven cookbooks who has been a regular contributor to the Times since 1980, signed City Harvest: 100 Recipes from Great New York Restaurants (Rizzoli, 2015).
  • Parrish collection artist April Gornik signed copies of April Gornik: Drawings (FigureGround Press; Har/Psc edition, 2014), an extensive compilation of charcoal drawings made by Gornik from 1984.
  • Fern Mallis, creator of New York’s Fashion Week, signed Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis (Rizzoli, 2015)—a series of interviews with industry luminaries including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Bruce Weber.
  • Clifford Ross signed copies of two books (C-opublished with MIT Press and MASS MoCA, 2015). Seen & Imagined: The World of Clifford Ross is the first comprehensive survey of his work, and Hurricane Waves features Ross’s photographs of stormy surf.

The Museum’s online auction continues with one-of-a-kind experiences, including a table for eight at Rao’s and tickets to the Broadway musical sensation, Hamilton, through, closing December 17.


Deborah Bancroft                                                                   Paris Hilton

Jonathan Capehart                                                                 Aerin Lauder

Cristina Greeven Cuomo and Christopher Cuomo                Jo Carole Lauder

Andrea Greeven Douzet and Alexandre Douzet                   Fern Mallis

Florence Fabricant                                                                  Charlene and James Nederlander

Laura Lofaro Freeman and James Freeman             Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder

April Gornik                                                                             Clifford Ross

Dana Hammond                                                                     Nicky Hilton Rothschild and James Rothschild

Peter Haveles                                                                         Christine and Stephen Schwarzman

Stan Herman                                                                          Barbara Slifka

Barron Hilton                                                                           Alexandra Stanton and Sam Natapoff

Kathy Hilton

The Hamptons Holiday Party + Market was supported, in part, by media sponsor Manhattan Magazine, and wine and beverage sponsor Niche Import Co.

About the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum is the oldest cultural institution on the East End of Long Island, uniquely situated within one of the most concentrated creative communities in the United States. The Parrish is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of art from the nineteenth century to the present, with a particular focus on honoring the rich creative legacy of the East End, celebrating the region’s enduring heritage as a vibrant art colony, telling the story of our area, our “sense of place,” and its national—even global—impact on the world of art. The Parrish is committed to educational outreach, to serving as a dynamic cultural resource for its diverse community, and to celebrating artistic innovation for generations to come.

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