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The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand opening at its new location in Water Mill. More than 600 people, including artists, stopped by for art, a cocktail party and other festivities. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Opening night at the Parrish Museum

The new Parrish Museum in Water Mill celebrated its opening with a weekend-long open house and a Nov. 10 with a VIP cocktail party for 600 guests. The three-day festivities also included a light show, art-focused chamber, downtown-style electronic music collaboration and a bubbly afternoon of hands-on fun devoted to families.

Despite cancellation of previews because of superstorm Sandy,
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Despite cancellation of previews because of superstorm Sandy, the building is undamaged and the museum held a VIP grand opening at its new location in Water Mill. (Nov. 9, 2012)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand opening at their new location in Water Mill. Over 600 people including artists stopped by for art, a cocktail party and celebration. (Nov. 9, 2012)

The Parrish Art Museum moved in September from
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Parrish Art Museum moved in September from its longtime Jobs Lane location in Southampton Village. Its public debut in a new, $26.2 million Water Mill space was celebrated this weekend. (Nov. 9, 2012)

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Performance art was on view at the Parrish
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Performance art was on view at the Parrish Art Museum, which held a VIP grand opening at its new location in Water Mill. (Nov. 9, 2012)

The colorfully attired Brookhaven artist Malcolm Morley attends
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The colorfully attired Brookhaven artist Malcolm Morley attends the public opening at the Parrish Art Museum. (Nov. 9, 2012)

The permanent collection at the Parrish, which held
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The permanent collection at the Parrish, which held its public opening this weekend, was its chief motivation to build a larger space with the versatility to show new exhibitions while keeping works from its vaults on display. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Artist Eric Freeman stands in front of his
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Artist Eric Freeman stands in front of his work "Red Inside Green" at the Parrish Art Museum. (Nov. 9, 2012)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand
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The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand opening at its new location in Water Mill. More than 75 pieces of art have been donated to the museum in 60 days, according to a spokesman. (Nov. 9, 2012)

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More than 600 people attended the public opening
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More than 600 people attended the public opening of the Parrish Art Museum's new space in Water Mill. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Among the main attractions at the Parrish Art
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Among the main attractions at the Parrish Art Museum, which premiered its bright, new $26.2-million Water Mill space this weekend, is the recent-acquisitions gallery. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Now that it's moved into expansive new quarters,
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Now that it's moved into expansive new quarters, the Parrish Art Museum, for the first time in its more than 100-year history, is able to showcase choice selections from its 2,600-work permanent collection year-round. (Nov. 9, 2012)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand opening at its new location in Water Mill, where more than 600 people gathered for the celebration. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Among the most recent Parrish acquisitions -- all
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Among the most recent Parrish acquisitions -- all were gifts, either by collectors or the artists themselves -- are Bryan Hunt's 2005 "Veil Falls," Jack Youngerman's 2003 painting "Conflux II," a 1986 David Salle costume sketch and an untitled 1985 charcoal by April Gornik. More than 600 attended the museum's public opening. (Nov. 9, 2012)

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The influx of acquisitions presents a pleasant challenge
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The influx of acquisitions presents a pleasant challenge to curator Alicia Longwell (not pictured). "We're getting these works because people realize there's a very good chance they'll be shown," she said, "whereas before, they'd just sit in storage." The museum opened its new space in Water Mill with a cocktail party and celebration. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst (not pictured) said,
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Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst (not pictured) said, "I think the new museum and all that has gone into making it a reality is a testament to the significance of the area and to the culture and creative spirit that is a part of this place." (Nov. 9, 2012)

Pat Snyder (not pictured), executive director of the
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Pat Snyder (not pictured), executive director of the 1,000-member East End Arts Council, says, "A world-class cultural attraction helps us all. Everybody wants to be part of that." (Nov. 9, 2012)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand opening at its new location in Water Mill. More than 600 people, including artists, stopped by for art, a cocktail party and other festivities. (Nov. 9, 2012)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Parrish Art Museum held a VIP grand opening at its new location in Water Mill. More than 600 people, including artists, stopped by for art, a cocktail party and other festivities. (Nov. 9, 2012)

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