|Address:||279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976, USA|
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Awful Architecture Inside and Out! I agree with another reviewer - it is like being at a concentration camp - I always feel like I have to make a run to the car as I make my escape before the machine guns open up. And the wasted use of interior space is appalling. The center of the building oppressively points down with heavy wooden beams all the way down in the dark pathway to the exhibition rooms - the tall, distracting, unpainted plywood ceiling, the sparse natural light, the small rooms even though the museum is so long, the ugly, ugly artificial light, all in an area of intensely, beautiful, natural light - and all of this as a slap in the face of the gorgeous former museum, that still sits wonderfully in town, the classic museum, that seems to have as much space as the space set aside in this long, boring new building. Frank Lloyd Wright would have condemned this new museum before it got off the drawing board. Yes, shame on the waste and poor planning of those in charge. Now we have to live with this? If only the Fairfield Porter collection could have been kept in the old museum, within walking distance of his former home, and within the spirit of his lovely town. Thankfully, the old museum is now being used by an art group - so worth a visit there again - just to be in that superior space. I fondly remember and an Alex Katz exhibit there, and a Pop Art exhibition too that was currated by Henry Geldzahler - and other fine shows. I hate this museum, which is very painful to say, but I do - just the thought of it always makes me mad.
Underwhelming. Worth visiting if you love art, but plan to spend one hour maximum. The collection was nice enough. No blockbusters for the mass tourist population, but casual art lovers will recognize the names of artists represented. The Leo Villareal installation in the lobby is the mesmerizing highlight. I did appreciate the thoughtful/intellectual tone of the wall text and overall curatorial perspective. The grounds are virtually empty - a disappointing waste of space where the sculpture garden should be. The building is a depressing dud. In our era of expressive museum architecture, this building is a black joyless tragedy. The shape is a riff on traditional rural architecture - a shed for art. Im sure the famous European architects in charge of the design were proud of themselves for "nailing" rural American architecture. And they did. But instead of elevating or transforming that typology, the interpretation is too literal. It can only seem interesting to those who dont really know the buildings they are copying. There are a few nice-ish moments, but most of the detailing is basic. The most amusing failure is a concrete bench that curves out from the wall and extends the length of the building. Its a mediocre bench, and it looks out over a weedy, artless field. A fitting summary of the entire Parrish experience.
Not only does this emperor have no clothes, he has no heart. Like walking through Auschwitz. Who ever conned the good people of Long Island into putting up this cold, heartless concrete and steel edifice. Looked like a cross between a tobacco barn and a holding cell for prisoners. Even the art looked lost. Getting out of the car in the parking lot, lit by ugly industrial lights strung up on telephone poles and with NO direction for getting into the building, its one of the most forbidding art homes Ive ever seen. Shame on you for wasting time, money and precious resources on such a forbidding space. As I sat on the long, cold, concrete bench outside, I could hear the train running in a copse of trees. They must be bringing more prisoners I mused. OMG. If the designers wanted an emotional response to their building stuck in a field of weeds they got it. I was furious. as was other rest of my group.
This is by far the most boring museum by dollar invested. I am looking at the same art ever since it was inaugurated. Nothing happens on the weekends. Never. There are so beautiful performance spaces. And nothing ever happens there. Many performers would come. The hamptons is a very important region for art. It could easily become the centerpiece of social and artistic live in the hamptons but only if a real management will be instituted. After we got so excited it is very disappointing that this place is not managed anywhere near to its potential.
Went to see this modern art museum yesterday. Was amazed by the contemporary beauty and simplicity of the buildings architecture. The insides were so much not impressive, even sad, together with the staff and had mostly nothing to do with modern. Stars for the building only
This place is great. I love the content that this place puts out. Not just from professorial artiest but also student work as well. If your in the area you defiantly hope in. Also the pleases to eat around it are great. Make a trip with your family your bound to have fun.
Nicole Dufour DuRocher
Really love this Art museum. It is smaller but the space is fantastically different and the curation is spot on. You really come away with a solid appreciation for American artists. Great spot to spend a contemplative afternoon. The cafeteria was surprisingly good too.
ARCHITECT Herzog & de Meuron LOCATION Water Mill, New York, United States GPS Latitude(40.90467071533203), Longitude(-72.36567687988281) DATE 2012 STYLE Modern TYPE Public - Museum
Wonderful and peaceful space, set into the bucolic Long Island countryside, with top-notch art, a decent cafe, and ample parking. Always a great art experience.
Great indoor exhibits with a beautiful field and outdoor area. Blend of modern and eclectic art with simple yet stunning architecture. Good wedding venue too!
This was the 3rd time we were there a lot of the art is the same. Water exhibit interesting I wont go back for at least a year
Enjoyable exhibits and events in a well appointed space. Student exhibits are a particular personal favorite.
Actual modern art that people can appreciate. The museum is pretty small, but it offers a lot to look at.
Fun today with everyone wearing eclipse glasses...Clifford Ross Light/Waves exhibit a must see.
A must see. Stunning gallery inside and out. The building and landscape is art itself.
Brilliant addition to the Hamptons. A fantastic modern art museum from outside in.
Small museum with a focus on American artists housed in a unique space.
Travis W Keyes
Beautiful museum worth a half day trip if you are out there...
highly refined HdM building in a beautiful, pastoral landscape
Really small museum with nice history. Dali*s style somewhere
Contemporary art in an interesting Herzog & Meuron building.
Very nice, spacious for viewing, nice collection of works.
Gregor J. Rothfuss
A museum clearly wasted on the yokels (see other reviews)
Beautiful building with some very interesting pieces.
The Landscape Pleasures lectures were excellent.
Beautiful Exhibits; photo realism and the waves
Beautiful structure and fascinating collection.
NY 360 East
Breathtaking. An enormous connection of art.
Nice Place and has a good cafeteria too!!!!
Our trip was interrupted by a fire alarm.
Beautiful facility, great art and staff.
A masterpiece by Herzog and De Meuron
overwhelming. love contemporary art.
Handsome building, well curated.
Worth stopping and have a look!
Beautiful event space!
What a lovely place
Its a treasure.
Ferdinand Lee III
I like it