LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island

Opening September 19 - October 31

Gallery Hours:
Thursday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

The Take Care Series:
Every Saturday beginning September 21, 2pm - 5pm

110 Andes Rd, New York, NY 10004

LMCC's Arts Center is accessible by ferry,
and is a one minute walk from Soissons Landing.

Exhibition

Yto Barrada
The Power of Two Suns

with special guest artist Bettina

On view September 19 - October 31

Yto Barrada reflects on our individual and collective reactions to the onsets of disaster– can solace be found in the power of solidarity?

Exhibition

Michael Wang
Extinct in New York

On view September 19 - October 31

The gallery becomes a greenhouse, a sanctuary of care, and a time capsule for the city's extinct flora in Michael Wang's reverent Extinct in New York.

The Take Care Series

Join us every Saturday at LMCC's Arts Center

Starting September 21, 2019 through October 27, 2019

Through events and participatory programs for all ages, The Take Care Series offers audiences an opportunity to experience the art, explore one’s own creative potential and carry the work beyond the island.

 

The Take Care Series: Workshop

House of Trees
Word on the Street

Saturday, September 21 from 2pm - 5pm

Let your voice be heard! Drop in to create a banner that speaks to your thoughts and hopes related to the climate emergency. Part of Our Future Festival NYC, a Governors Island-wide festival addressing climate change.

The Take Care Series: Talk/Performance

Jérôme Bel
Isadora Duncan

Saturday, September 21, 2pm - 3pm

A choreographer discusses working towards a creative response to the climate emergency in conjunction with an excerpt of his final work in a series of portraits of dancer Isadora Duncan with dancer Catherine Gallant.

The Take Care Series: Activity

Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun
Sunlight Graffiti 

Saturday, September 28, from 2pm - 5pm

Make your mark with an interactive graffiti-light activity, in which light becomes a tool to affect change.

The Take Care Series: Workshop

Tattfoo Tan
Portable Altar

Saturday, October 5, from 2pm - 5pm

Artist Tattfoo Tan prepares objects and offerings for the public to choose from and create personal boxes that become portable altars that visitors can carry with them beyond the Arts Center, to bring peace and focus to the heart.

 

The Take Care Series: Event

Tattfoo Tan
New Earth Ceremony

Saturday, October 5, from 2pm - 5pm

Artist Tattfoo Tan invites you to join him in a ceremony to ground and engage yourself within the universe. This workshop has limited capacity and RSVP is required.

 

The Take Care Series: Performances + Workshops

Performances + Workshops
Pathway to Paris

Saturday, October 12, from 12pm - 5pm

Activist organization Pathway to Paris, cofounded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, curates a day of workshops, discussions and poetry in the Art Center to help raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action, and offer solutions to turning the Paris Agreement into action.

 

The Take Care Series: Open Studios

Open Studios with LMCC's Arts Center Residents

Saturday, October 19, from 12pm - 5pm

A behind-the-scenes look at the wide-ranging practices of our artists-in-residence. The artists will be present to discuss their work throughout the afternoon.

 

The Take Care Series: Workshop

The Floor
Movement Workshop

Saturday, October 19, at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm

Take time to care for yourself by participating in these movement-based classes. Each class has a limited capacity and requires an RSVP to secure a space.

 

The Take Care Series: Performance

Anne Mourier
Taking Care Laundry

Saturday, October 27, from 2pm - 5pm

Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in this drop in workshop so that you can breathe new potential into old and worn clothes, giving them a second, embellished life.

 

The Take Care Series: Workshop

Embroidery with Iviva Olenick

Saturday, October 27, from 2pm - 5pm

Learn how to do simple embroidery in this drop in workshop so that you can breathe new potential into old and worn clothes, giving them a second life.

 

The Take Care Series: Workshop

Block Printing, With Love from Rajasthan

Saturday, October 27, from 2pm - 5pm

Remake your clothes into exciting new favorites using traditional Rajasthani wooden blocks as well as modern designs carved by artisans in Bagru, a small Rajasthani village dedicated to textiles and the art of block printing.

 

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island, the first permanent home for artists and audiences on Governors Island, opens to the public on September 19, 2019.

Work created and presented at the Arts Center focuses on ecology, sustainability and resilience related to Governors Island and New York City at large.

The 2019 Fall season includes exhibitions by internationally renowned artists Yto Barrada (with special guest artist Bettina) and Michael Wang, as well as The Take Care Series, a fall public program that reframes art curation as a mindful practice stemming from the concept of care.

A welcoming hub for working artists and community engagement, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island hosts a broad range of events—including Open Studios, performances, events, workshops, and more—to convene artists and the public in an ongoing exchange of ideas and creative practice.

All events and programs are free, and all are welcome.

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island opens to the public on September 19. LMCC's Arts Center is accessible by ferry, and is a one minute walk from Soissons Landing when arriving from Manhattan.

The galleries at LMCC's Arts Center are open from September 19 - October 31, Thursday-Sunday from 12pm - 5pm.

 

Inaugural Exhibitions

Yto Barrada: The Power of Two Suns

With special guest artist Bettina

Yto Barrada reflects on our individual and collective reactions to the onset of disaster– can solace be found in the power of solidarity?

Through documentary abstraction channeled through clear lines, simple shapes and reduced palette, Yto Barrada and special guest artist Bettina imagine a quieter beginning.

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Michael Wang: Extinct in New York

The gallery becomes a greenhouse, a sanctuary of care, and a time capsule for the city's extinct flora in Michael Wang's reverent Extinct in New York.

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Ecology, sustainability, diversity and the need to care for and protect one another and our planet are at the core of The Take Care Series.

Through events and participatory programs for all ages, The Take Care Series offers audiences an opportunity to experience the art, explore one’s own creative potential and carry the work beyond the island.

Join us every Saturday, 2-5pm, for The Take Care Series. All events are free and all are welcome.

View the full calendar here.

Visit LMCC's Arts Center

LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island is open to the public Thursday through Sunday, September 19 through October 31, 2019. All exhibitions and The Take Care Series at LMCC’s Arts Center are free and all are welcome!

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island (map)
110 Andes Rd
New York, NY 10004

LMCC's Arts Center is accessible by ferry, and is a one minute walk from Soissons Landing when arriving from Manhattan.

Gallery Hours (Upper & Lower Galleries)

12pm-5pm

Café

The Café is located on the Lower Level. Hours will be announced in September. LMCC’s Arts Center is air-conditioned during public hours.

Facilities

Restrooms and water fountains are located on both floors of LMCC’s Arts Center. All restrooms are accessible. Visitors may choose facilities consistent with their gender identity or expression. 

Transportation

By ferry

LMCC’s Arts Center is accessible by ferries to Governors Island departing to and from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our building is located to the right of Soissons Landing.

Ferries depart from Lower Manhattan at the Battery Maritime Building to Soissons Landing at Governors Island, and from Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bridge Park on a regular schedule throughout the public season. 

Bikes are permitted on ferries. Please park your bikes in the racks located in front of the lower level entrance of LMCC’s Arts Center.

Directions to the Battery Maritime Building

The Battery Maritime Building is located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows:

By Subway

1 to South Ferry station
4, 5 to Bowling Green station
R to Whitehall St. station

By Bus

M9, M15, and M15-SBS

For complete ferry schedules and directions to ferry terminals, visit the Governors Island website. All ferries are wheelchair-accessible.

Accessibility

All are welcome at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island. Our building is accessible on the first floor entrance located next to Soissons Landing. Second floor access is available via the elevator on the first floor. 

Facilities

Accessible restroom facilities are located on the first floor.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted in the cafe, galleries and artist studios.

For Visitors with Low Vision

The visitor guide is available in large print. Please ask a Visitor Engagement staff member if you would like to receive a copy. Click here to view printed materials on your electronic device.

LMCC Visitor Engagement staff are available to answer any additional questions about accessibility.

Getting to Governors Island

All ferries going to and from Governors Island, as well as the grounds of the island itself, are accessible for all. For more information about transportation to Governors Island, visit the Trust for Governors Island website. 

For further information about accessibility needs, or to let us know how we can provide a welcoming experience, please contact us at 212-219-9401 or email us at info@lmcc.net.

Policies

LMCC’s Arts Center is welcome to all.  We ask that children under 12 are accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Strollers

Strollers are permitted in the cafe and studios. Stroller access may be limited in areas with fragile sculptural elements. Under these circumstances, strollers can be left at the exhibit entrance.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted in the galleries, cafe, and studios. 

Personal Belongings

LMCC is not responsible for missing belongings. There is no area for checked bags. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Food and Drink

We ask that you please refrain from eating or drinking in the galleries. Water in sealed containers may be brought into the galleries. Food and drinks are permitted in the cafe.

Groups

For groups of 10 or more interested in visiting LMCC’S Arts Center at Governors Island, please contact Jasmin Tabatabaee at jasmin@lmcc.net

Photography

Non-flash, personal photography is welcomed in the Lower Level and Upper Level Galleries. Commercial and press photography requests should contact Sophie Lam at slam@lmcc.net.

Please note that visitors may be filmed/photographed. By visiting the Arts Center you grant the LMCC full rights to use for promotional and archival purposes. Please inform the photographer or staff member if you do not wish to have your photo taken.

 

Supporters

Thank you to our supporters, who have made this important space for artists and audiences possible.

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island Supporters

As of 8/15/19

  • American Express Foundation
  • Michael and Elizabeth Ashworth
  • Anna and Dean Backer
  • Ken and Kim Blacklow
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • Will Bousquette
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
  • Marcia and Noel Caban
  • Charina Endowment Fund
  • New York City Council Member Margaret Chin
  • Alan M. Cohen
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council
  • Dell Technologies
  • David P. Eisman
  • Ford Foundation
  • Edward C. Forst
  • Dino and Anita Fusco
  • Timur Galen and Linda Genereux
  • Bari and Neil Goldmacher
  • Anne and Alain Goldrach
  • Nicole and Michael Graziano
  • Francis Greenburger, CEO, Time Equities, Inc.
  • Peter Gross
  • Kevin and Shana Hoo
  • Howard Gilman Foundation
  • Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia
  • Gregory James
  • Meredith J. Kane
  • Jill and Peter Kraus
  • Gregg R. Lemkau
  • Gwen Libstag
  • Peter J. Lyon
  • Alison J. Mass
  • May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
  • The Mayor’s Office in partnership with DCLA and NYCEDC
  • Matthew B. McClure
  • Mertz Gilmore Foundation
  • Christina P. Minnis
  • Hans and Kate Morris
  • Cherrie Nanninga
  • New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
  • Paul Parker and Andrea Hagan
  • Dusty Philip
  • Peter Poulakakos
  • Kevin Richer
  • Robert Lehman Foundation
  • Luke A. Sarsfield, III
  • Craig and Erin Schwitter
  • Suhail Sikhtian
  • David M. Solomon
  • Esta Stecher
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation
  • Gene T. Sykes
  • Tishman Speyer
  • The Trust for Governors Island
  • Robin and Liselotte Vince
  • The Viniar Family Foundation
  • Jack and Susy Wadsworth

Thank you to the following project partners, who helped bring this space to life:

  • Adamson Associates Architects
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Gardiner & Theobald
  • JAS Consulting
  • Pei Cobb Fried and Partners
  • Two Twelve
  • WB Wood
  • Sciame Construction
  • Lightswitch 
  • Gensler 
  • Davis Brody Bond
  • BuroHappold Engineering 

Inaugural Season Supporters

This inaugural season of programming at the Arts Center at Governors Island is made possible, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Yto Barrada: The Power of Two Suns is supported in part by Art Matters and Pace Gallery. Additional funding is provided by Étant Donnés Contemporary Art, a program developed by the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with lead funding from the French Ministry of Culture and Institut Français-Paris, the Florence Gould Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Chanel USA, the ADAGP, and the CPG.

LMCC’s Arts Center Residency program is supported, in part, by Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Arts Center Residency is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

LMCC additionally acknowledges our partnership with the Trust for Governors Island.

Contact

For general questions about LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, please contact us at info@lmcc.net or 212-219-9401.

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