LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island is the first permanent home for artists and audiences on Governors Island.

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

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

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 included exhibitions by Yto Barrada with 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.

The Arts Center is now closed for the 2019 season.

We look forward to welcoming you again when the Island reopens for its 2020 season!

 

Inaugural Exhibitions

Yto Barrada with guest artist Bettina:
The Power of Two Suns

Yto Barrada with guest artist Bettina 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 with 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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A collaborative project between the artist and her audience,
Wish Trees is Ono’s open invitation to viewers to write their wishes on small tags and then hang them on a live tree–creating a living monument to all dreams, big and small. Add your dreams to the Wish Trees, located in the cafe at LMCC's Arts Center.

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.

View the full calendar here.

Coperaco Café at LMCC's Arts Center

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The Arts Center is home to the Island's first indoor café, Coperaco Café at LMCC's Arts Center. Enjoy pastries and sustainably sourced coffee from a local roaster.

Visit LMCC's Arts Center

LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island is now closed for the 2019 season. We look forward to welcoming you again when the Island reopens for its 2020 season! 

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

Coperaco Café at LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island

Coperaco Café at LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island is located on the Lower Level. The Cafe is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9am - 5pm.

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 8/22/19

  • American Express 
  • Michael and Elizabeth Ashworth
  • Anna and Dean Backer
  • Ken and Kim Blacklow
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • Will Bousquette
  • Marcia and Noel Caban
  • Charina Endowment Fund
  • Alan M. Cohen
  • Dell Technologies
  • David P. Eisman
  • Ford Foundation
  • Edward C. Forst
  • Dino and Anita Fusco
  • Linda Genereux and Timur Galen
  • 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 R. Libstag
  • Peter J. Lyon
  • Alison J. Mass
  • May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Matthew B. McClure
  • Mertz Gilmore Foundation
  • Richard Mines
  • 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
  • Robert Lehman Foundation
  • Luke A. Sarsfield, III
  • Craig and Erin Schwitter
  • Suhail A. Sikhtian
  • David M. Solomon
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
  • Esta Stecher
  • Gene T. Sykes
  • The City of New York
    • Through the offices of Mayor Bill de Blasio
    • Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
    • City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
    • City Council Member Margaret S. Chin
    • NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner
    • NYC Economic Development Corporation, James Patchett, President
  • The Trust for Governors Island
  • Tishman Speyer
  • Robin and Liselotte Vince
  • Jack and Susy Wadsworth

Thank you to the following project partners, whose generous gifts in-kind helped bring this space to life:

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

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 with guest artist Bettina: 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 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 CPGA.

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.

Rentals

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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