Parrish Launches Culture Club Trips & Events For Teens

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents its inaugural Culture Club foray — a day trip to the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in Manhattan for teens in grades 9 to 12. The event is scheduled during Spring Break, on Thursday, April 13, from 8 AM to 6 PM, with pickups and returns in Water Mill and East Hampton.

Culture Club is among several initiatives for teens sponsored by the Museum, including the free program Middle School Makers, Parrish Collaborative Club, as well as a March trip to the Brooklyn Museum students in grades 4 to 8, which reached capacity quickly after it was posted. The Museum will offer additional events for teens and tweens throughout the year.

“The goal of Culture Club and other programs for students is to expand their art experiences beyond the East End, and give them an opportunity to meet others who share a passion for art,” said Deputy Director of Education Martha Stotzky. “As our annual Student Exhibition shows, there is a tremendous amount of talent and passion for art among teens in the region.”

For the first Culture Club event, participants will travel by private bus with the Parrish, starting the day at MAD to see two exhibitions: “Craft Front and Center,” presenting more than 60 works from the early age of the American Craft movement until today; and “Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s,” exploring the short-lived phenomenon of making clothing and accessories from paper.

After lunch at a casual eatery, participants will take a MAD Artist’s Studio tour at the Museum with Carolina Jimenez, who makes monuments that reference the body and speak to the monumentality of the mundane. The fee for the entire day, which includes round trip private bus, museum admission, and lunch, is $60, and financial assistance is available – email Martha Stotzky at

Middle School Makers, taught by Museum Educator Erin O’Connor for students in grades 6 to 8, is a series of six workshops that provide alternative art experiences for students to experiment with a variety of materials and methods. Projects include sewing, upcycling, and public art. The program is free, and meets Wednesdays: April 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 24 from 3:30 to 5 PM.


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