Last night was certainly a big deal in Water Mill. The Parrish Art Museum finally held its annual Midsummer Party in its swanky new digs. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the space is a sprawling 34,400 square feet of contemporary bliss. We noted that clean lines and oversize hallways give way to a noble stoicism that blends quietly away to serve as the backdrop for the featured works of art. The evening featured installations by Aakash Nihalani and music from the musician in residence, David Longstreth of Dirty Projects. Guests sipped cocktails in the museum and dined on the massive open-air porch. As for the after party, the After Ten co-chairs took this year's soiree in a much more dynamic direction. Socialites and artists hit the dance floor with the gusto of backup dancers in a rap video. Of course, it's easy to look classy when you are surrounded by more than 2,600 works of art.
· Parrish Art Museum [Official site]