Exhibition - Housebound: Fairfield Porter and His Circle of Poets and Painters

Friday, Jan 29, 2021 at 11:00am

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976

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In 1949, Fairfield Porter and his wife, poet Anne Channing Porter, moved from New York City to a 19th-c. sea captain’s house in the village of Southampton, NY. For the next three decades the couple’s friends gravitated there for a weekend or an extended stay, chronicling their social mores and shared sensibilities in words and paint. Housebound presents paintings and poems from this era side by side, bringing in sharp focus the many connections between the works and the artists who created them. Nearly 40 paintings by Porter, Robert Dash, Jane Freilicher, Alex Katz, and Larry Rivers will be on view. Poems by Anne Porter and New York School poets John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara, and James Schuyler will be accessible from SQR codes on the labels of specific works. The project grew out of a series of online live-stream talks by exhibition organizer Alicia Longwell, that were presented by the Museum during its temporary closure due to COVID when nation became housebound.

Housebound: Fairfield Porter and his Circle of Poets and Painters is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of Art Bridges Foundation.

Exhibition Date: August 7, 2020 – January 31, 2021

The Museum galleries are open Friday through Monday in 90-minute increments beginning at 11am for visitors who purchase tickets online, in advance. Visitors are encouraged to visit parrishart.org for the most current information, as opening dates and times are subject to change.

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