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The Parrish Art Museum

DSC_0081The Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons is a quick two-hour drive from New York City at this time of year. It’s modern and imposing design was created in 2012 by architects Herzog & de Meuron and without even considering the art on show, the building itself is a modern masterpiece to admire.

The museum is dedicated to the permanent collection and new works by one of New York’s most enduring and influential artists’ colony’s, Eastern Long Island (aka the Hamptons). The current show “Artists Chose Artists” has artists like David Salle, Robert Wilson and Laurie Anderson select artists from the area they love.

This wonderful, airy museum with its incredible modern aesthetic is a wonderful day trip from New York City and if you feel like sticking around overnight, we recently discovered the newly opened Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton.  A fancy hotel with a great restaurant, by New York wonder chef Tom Colicchio, whose farm to table restaurant is well worth the trip.

The Parrish Art Museum. 279 Montauk Highway. Water Mill. New York. 11976. Tel: 631 283 4600
Topping Rose House. One Bridgehampton- Sag Harbor Turnpike. Bridgehampton. New York. 11932. Tel: 631 537 0870

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A Weekend At The Pollock House

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If you’ve never made the trip to see Jackson Pollock’s house and studio in the Hamptons, October is the perfect time.   The Pollock house is located in the Springs area of East Hampton, only 2 hours by car from Manhattan.  Set on a large, picturesque parcel of land,  you can spend a few hours walking the bucolic property, once home to Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner.DSC_0177

The studio where Pollack painted most of his infamous drip paintings and worked until his untimely death in 1956,  looks almost untouched since the day he stopped painting.  The floor of his studio is splattered with paint and for those familiar with his works, outlines of different pieces can be spotted.

The property is open May through October but October is open by appointment only.  With any luck, a visit this month could mean that you get to walk the vast property, the house Pollack and Krasner lived in (complete with their record and book collection), and the airy painting studio that was at the forefront of the abstract expressionist movement.

If you are looking for a getaway for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend, then we suggest booking a room at The Maidstone in East Hampton and seeing the Pollock House on Saturday.  A perfect fall weekend break from the City.

Pollock/Krasner House. 830 Springs-Fireplace Road. East Hampton. New York. 11937. Tel: 631 324 8768.  Open May–October on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Closed Sundays–Wednesdays
The Maidstone. 207 Main Street. East Hampton. New York. 11937. Tel: 631 324 5006
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