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Parrish Art Museum, Southampton

25 Jobs Lane
Southampton , New York
Tel: 631 283 2118's insider take:

Founded by art collector and benefactor Samuel Longstreth Parrish in 1897, this museum's collection is centered around American paintings of the late 19th and 20th centuries. It includes many of the artists, like Larry Rivers, who worked out of Eastern Long Island studios in the 1950s, as well as contemporary artists (such as Elizabeth Peyton and Erich Fischl) with Hamptons connections and the turn-of-the-century American Impressionist William Merritt Chase. Southampton's first (and only) art museum is also in the midst of planning a major makeover: In 2012, it's expected to move to a new, 34,000-square-foot space in nearby Water Mill designed by Herzog & de Meuron.—Updated by Darrell Hartman

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, mid-September through late May.

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