Work developed and presented at The Arts Center at Governors Island explores themes of the environment, geography, and history as they relate to Governors Island and New York City at large.

LMCC's Arts Center's inaugural season featured 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.

LMCC's Arts Center features a broad range of events—including performances, exhibitions, talks, and art-making workshops— to convene artists and the public in an exchange of ideas and creative practice, and an artist residency program with studio and presenting space for artists.

We look forward to welcoming you back in summer 2021 with our new public season! Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about updates on programs and events at The Arts Center at Governors Island, artist opportunities, and free public programs.

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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2019 Participatory Project
Yoko Ono: Wish Trees

Situated at the entrance of the Arts Center, Yoko Ono's participatory project, Wish Trees was 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.


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