Curated and presented by LMCC, The Arts Center at Governors Island is an incubator for creative experimentation and a gathering space to engage in dialogue. Work developed and presented at The Arts Center focuses on sustainability and equity.
The Arts Center will re-open to the public on June 12 with commissioned site-specific exhibitions by internationally renowned artists Meg Webster and Onyedika Chuke and a participatory sculpture installation by Muna Malik.
All programming and events at The Arts Center are free and open to the public, and all are welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back in summer 2021 with our new public season!
Themes of ecology, sustainability and resilience are the center of exhibitions presented at The Arts Center at Governors Island.
The Take Care Series offers audiences an opportunity to experience art, explore one’s own creative potential, and carry the work beyond the island. Through performance, workshops and talks, we explore different ways for caring for ourselves and the objects around us. This reframes curation as mindful, inclusive and open, linking the practice back to the word’s root meaning - to care - and highlighting that by caring for ourselves, we can positively affect those around us, and by extension, our planet.
The Arts Center at Governors Island is home to year-round artist residency programs.
As part of the new Governors Island Residency Initiative, LMCC provides free, temporary residency and work space at The Arts Center to eligible artists and small arts groups based throughout the five boroughs.
We look forward to welcoming you back for our 2021 Season from June 12 - October 31!
The Arts Center at Governors Island (map)
110 Andes Rd
New York, NY 10004
Appropriate COVID-19 public health protocols will be in place. As always, all programming and events at The Arts Center are free and open to the public, and all are welcome.
Tickets are required to visit The Arts Center at Governors Island. Make a reservation here.
The Arts Center is accessible by ferry, and is a one minute walk from Soissons Landing when arriving from Manhattan.
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 The Arts Center at Governors Island.
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:
1 to South Ferry station
4, 5 to Bowling Green station
R to Whitehall St. station
M9, M15, and M15-SBS
For complete ferry schedules and directions to ferry terminals, visit the Governors Island website. All ferries are wheelchair-accessible.
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.
The 2021 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 Con Edison.
Onyedika Chuke: The Forever Museum Archive_Circa 6000BCE is presented in partnership with Pioneer Works.
Onyedika Chuke: The Forever Museum Archive_Circa 6000BCE is supported in part by the Art for Justice Fund, the ForGood Fund, Foster Pride, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Young New Yorkers.
Meg Webster: Wave is underwritten by UGG®. Special thanks to Paula Cooper Gallery and GrowNYC.
Meg Webster's Pollinating Garden, presented by LMCC in partnership with GrowNYC’s Teaching Garden, is part of the exhibition Wave presented at The Arts Center at Governors Island.
The Arts Center Residency program is supported, in part, by Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., The Norman & Bettina Roberts Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Teiger Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, and YoungArts.
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, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
LMCC is also grateful to our many capital supporters. For a list of capital supporters, please visit lmcc.net.
LMCC additionally acknowledges our partnership with the Trust for Governors Island.
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