ARTS & CULTURE
07/01/2010 01:52 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Skinny: Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party

WHO: Parrish Art Museum and event hosts Deborah Bancroft, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Ross Bleckner

WHAT: Midsummer Party to benefit the Parrish Art Museum - "the highlight of the summer season in the Hamptons."
The evening's itinerary...
7:00 pm--Cocktails and viewing of Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings 1972-2008,
the first survey of this recent MacArthur Fellow in an American museum
8:00 pm--Dinner with catering by Glorious Food and music by DJ Tom Finn
10:00 pm-1:00 am--Desserts and Dancing with DJ Tom Finn

WHERE: Parrish Art Museum Arboretum in Southampton, New York

WHEN: Saturday, July 10, 2010

WHY: The Parrish Art Museum celebrates the artistic legacy of Long Island's East End, one of America's most vital creative centers so close to the art center of New York City yet worlds away. The Parrish is home to a world-class permanent collection featuring more than 2,600 works of art by contemporary painters and sculptors such 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 one of the world's most important collections of works by the preeminent American Impressionist William Merritt Chase, and by the groundbreaking post-war American realist painter Fairfield Porter. The Parrish is a vital cultural resource serving a diverse audience, organizing and presenting exhibitions making available a broad range of art to the community. The Museum offers a dynamic schedule of creative and engaging public programs including lectures, films, performances concerts and studio classes for all ages.

HOW: Getting to this event means securing tickets, which can be done by going to parrishart.org, calling (631) 283-2118 ext. 42, or by emailing specialevents@parrishart.org.