As promised last month, and having fortunately escaped Hurricane Sandy‘s wrath, the Hamptons’s Parrish Art Museum will open its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Water Mill tomorrow with three days of free admission. The sprawling $26.2 million structure, with its 34,000 total square footage and 12,200 square feet of galleries, more than triples the exhibition space of the 115-year-old institution’s former Southampton home.
In addition to seven vast galleries with huge skylights (see above) devoted to exhibiting works from its permanent collection — the Parrish’s first dedicated permanent collection spaces in its history — the museum will open with a number of temporary exhibitions including a survey devoted to the works of Malcolm Morley, “Malcolm Morley: Painting, Paper, Process” (on view through January 13).
As part of its opening celebrations, museum attendance will be free Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
— Benjamin Sutton