You can't miss the low sloping rooflines of the new home of the Parrish Art Museum as you enter Water Mill. Designed by the acclaimed modern architecture firm of Herzog & de Meuron, the building (completed in 2012), is stark, massive, and alluring in its homage to the contemporary art heritage of the East End of Long Island. Capturing the famous natural light the East End, with its unique soft hues reflected off the nearby bays and Atlantic ocean, seven skylights set into the massive ceiling draw daylight into the exhibit spaces. The low-slung structure is reminiscent of the potato barns that have been converted into studio spaces by the reknown artists who have worked here since the 1950s. With 12,200 square feet of exhibition space, the museum is able to comfortably showcase its extensive collection of early American impressionist William Merritt Chase, mid-century American realist painter Fairfield Porter, and leaders of the contemporary movement that continues to seek the East End as an artistic enclave from Pollock, de Kooning and Lichtenstein to Cindy Sherman and April Gornik.