July 13, 2013 @ Water Mill, New York
The Parrish Art Museum's midsummer party last weekend took place in the museum's new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building on the east end of Long Island. Opened in November 2012, the 34,400-square-foot structure allows the museum to show its permanent collection alongside temporary exhibitions—something it had never been able to do—and the response "has been overwhelming," director Terrie Sultan toldA.i.A. "We knew that the community was hungry for a place like this one, but the response has exceeded even our optimistic projections-our membership has tripled, attendance is through the roof and we've received wonderful new donations from artists and collectors."
Nearly 1,000 collectors, artists, socialites, entertainers, philanthropists and business leaders from the Hamptons and beyond gathered for cocktails, dinner, dessert and dancing-and, in the process, raised a million dollars to support such exhibitions as "Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating" and "Platform: Josephine Meckseper," which were open to revelers throughout the festive night. —PAUL LASTER