The Watermill Center

Watermill, New York

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Founded in 1992 by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities situated on ten acres of Shinnecock ancestral territory on Long Island’s East End. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, The Center offers year-round artist residencies and education programs, providing a global community with the time, space, and freedom to create and inspire. 

The Watermill Center’s rural campus combines multifunctional studios with ten acres of manicured grounds and gardens, housing a carefully curated art collection, expansive research library, and archives illustrating the life and work of Artistic Director, Robert Wilson. The Center’s facilities enable Artists-in-Residence to integrate resources from the humanities and research from the sciences into contemporary artistic practice. Through year-round public programs, The Watermill Center demystifies the artistic process by facilitating unique insight into the creative process of a rotating roster of national and international artists.

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Address: 39 Watermill Towd Road in Water Mill, NY

The Watermill Center is located in rural Long Island, and spans ten acres of wooded grounds and manicured gardens. The Center’s grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk.

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The Watermill Center’s grounds are open dawn-dusk except during planned events. The Watermill Center’s building is closed outside of public programs and events. Visit or email to plan your visit. 


There is no admission fee to explore The Watermill Center’s grounds and gardens. Events are ticketed and pricing varies, generally starting at $15 per individual. Select events, including The Center’s In Process series, are offered free of charge.






Only available during scheduled events, not open to the public.