The Arts Center at Governors Island

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Opening this summer on June 12!

The Arts Center at Governors Island is a creative incubator featuring artist residency programs, and a space for exhibitions and public engagement. Work developed and presented at LMCC's Arts Center focuses on questions of ecology, sustainability, and resilience. Minutes away from Manhattan by ferry and located on the arcadia of Governors Island, LMCC's Arts Center offers artists a environment to create and develop work that is multifaceted in its uses and its programming, at once serene and contemplative, dynamic and exploratory.

The Arts Center at Governors Island will reopen to the public June 12 through October 31 with two large-scale, site-specific solo exhibitions; a participatory sculpture; and the return of the Take Care public programs series.

The 2021 season presentations push us to examine the fixity of the surrounding world, prompting us to question our social, environmental, and personal structures of justice and our understandings of sustainability. In this exploration, water becomes the undercurrent of the exhibited works at the Arts Center: physically, as the vital life source with which we nourish and grow; and metaphysically, as the ever shifting entity whose flows inform new ways to interact with and reimagine the world around us.

Appropriate COVID-19 health protocols will be in place for visitors entering the Arts Center, with exhibitions and presentations free and open to all. More details about the 2021 season at the Arts Center will be announced.

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We look forward to welcoming you back on June 12!

Residencies

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 LMCC's Arts Center to eligible artists and small arts groups based throughout the five boroughs.

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Exhibitions

Themes of ecology, sustainability and resilience are the center of exhibitions presented at The Arts Center at Governors Island.

Past exhibitions featured Yto Barrada with guest artist Bettina and Michael Wang. Learn more about the 2021 season.

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Public Programs

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.

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Visit

The Arts Center at Governors Island will reopen in summer 2021 with our new public season!

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

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The Arts Center at Governors Island is currently closed to the public. We look forward to welcoming you back in summer 2021 with our new public season! 

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

Transportation

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

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 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:

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.

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. 

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

 

The Arts Center at Governors Island Supporters

As of 3/31/21

  • 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

2021 Season Supporters

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.

Meg Webster’s Wave is underwritten by UGG®.

The Forever Museum Archive_Circa 6000BCE is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the ForGood Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Foster Pride, and Young New Yorkers. 

LMCC’s Arts Center Residency program is supported, in part, by Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, YOUNGARTS, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., The Norman & Bettina Roberts Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

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.

Inaugural Season Supporters

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 additionally acknowledges our partnership with the Trust for Governors Island.

Interested in hosting a private event at The Arts Center at Governors Island? Complete the form here.

For any additional questions about rentals, contact Alice Bennahmias, Partnerships Liaison at alice@lmcc.net.

Join LMCC's mailing list here for updates on programs and events at The Arts Center at Governors Island, as well as other experiences for audiences and opportunities for artists.

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

For press inquiries, please contact Chris Schimpf at Sacks & Company at chris.schimpf@sacksco.com.

 

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