We’re excited to welcome Parrish Art Museum to the Cuseum family with the launch of their new mobile app! The app will provide visitors with a variety of self-directed tours, as well as access to the Museum’s East End Stories, which document “the dynamic history of of visual artists in the region.” It will also feature material about the remarkable architecture of the building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
The Parrish Art Museum dates back to the 19th century with its origins in the personal collection of Samuel Longstreth Parrish, who originally conceived of the museum as a home for his “rapidly growing collection of Italian Renaissance art and reproductions of classical Greek and Roman statuary.”
The current Herzog & de Meuron building opened to the public in 2012, and today it’s the permanent home of two collections, The William Merritt Chase Collection and Archives and The Fairfield Porter Collection and Archives. Both artists had strong personal connections to Long Island’s East End, which is reflected in their respective works.