Parrish’s ‘Brain Food’ Talks

A series of lunchtime talks

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is introducing a series of lunchtime talks called “Brain Food: Conversations on Art,” led by Alicia Longwell, the museum’s chief curator. Each talk promises an informal gathering where participants can listen to an hourlong illustrated lecture and conversation on the museum’s exhibitions, publications, and artists who have work in the collection.

The first talk is next Thursday at noon in the museum’s Lichtenstein Theater, with the current show “Jennifer Bartlett: History of the Universe — Works 1970-2011” as the topic. Attendees will be seated around tables and can eat lunch during the presentation. A combo of a wrap, salad, and beverage for $10 will be available for purchase from the Golden Pear Cafe at the museum.

As for the Parrish’s ongoing series of talks on the connection between art and architecture, “Architectural Sessions,” its fourth installment offers “Soft Footprints‚” on projects by SO-IL, a Brooklyn design firm, featuring its co-founders, Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, tomorrow at 6 p.m. Maziar Behrooz, the host architect from A.I.A. Peconic, will moderate a discussion with the two about their design philosophy, inspiration, and interdisciplinary approach to architecture and designing space for art.

Tickets to both programs cost $10 and include museum admission, but are free for members, children, and students. Reservations in advance have been recommended.