Parrish Sold-Out Midsummer Party Attracts Swell Crowd

Richard Move and his multidisciplinary dance and theater company MoveOpolis! greeted guests to the party. Morgan McGivern photos

The Parrish Art Museum’s sold-out Midsummer Party on Saturday night raised $1.25 million and attracted some 1,000 guests.

The event honored Inga Maren Otto, a philanthropist, and Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a filmmaker and author.

The party took place in the museum’s galleries and on the terrace and porches of the building. Ron Wendt design took Jennifer Bartlett’s “Amagansett Diptych #1” paintings as the inspiration for his table design and the overall decor, using the colors and grid as a recurring motif.

Dessert and dancing, the features of the “after 10” party, took place in the museum’s theater. Lounge areas were also set up throughout the museum, where guests could also visit the galleries. 

Keith Sonnier and Ned Smyth shared a jovial moment before dinner.
Robert Wilson and Terrie Sultan, right, with the honorees.
With 600 guests before and during the dinner, getting a drink required patience.
Maya Lin, who has a show on view at the museum, made the scene.
Jennifer Barlett has a mini-retrospective at the Parrish and was the inspiration for the party decor.
Megan Rigby and James Rigby traveled from East Hampton and found themselves in front of a pool painting by Ms. Bartlett.
Sara Herbert Galaway, Ron Lyser, and Ginger Lyser
Fun in the galleries
The New York Times' Bill Cunningham took a taxi from the All Star Code party in East Hampton to cover the Parrish next.