On August 20, 2020, the Parrish opened Field of Dreams, our inaugural sculpture exhibition created to extend the galleries outdoors and activate the Museum’s meadows with work that engages and responds to the Parrish’s architecture and landscape. The exhibition series is part of the Museum’s new Art in the Meadow initiative that enlivens the grounds with performances, projections, and works of art.
Field of Dreams presents work by 10 international, multi-generational artists working in a variety of genres, featuring a new installation created for the Museum by interdisciplinary artist Theaster Gates (American, born 1973), a suite of four new sculptures by Jaume Plensa (Spanish, born 1955); and new works by Parrish collection artist Jim Dine (American, born 1935). Other collection artists include Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–97), Joel Perlman (American, born 1943), and Joel Shapiro (American, born 1941); as well as sculpture by Max Ernst (French and American, born Germany, 1891–1976); and Bernar Venet (French, born 1941). Two additional monumental works by Isa Genzken (German, born 1948) and Giuseppe Penone (Italian, born 1947) will be installed in the fall.
The outdoor exhibition is presented throughout the Museum’s 14-acre grounds originally designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron and landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand. For Field of Dreams, landscape architect Mary Margaret Jones, President of HargreavesJones, advised on the creation of three distinct Meadow spaces: the Entry Meadow on the north side of the building leading to the Museum’s entrance; the Terrace Meadow on the west side; and the Great Meadow, a six-acre expanse to the south of the Museum facing Montauk Highway.