Public Programs 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 will reopen on June 2021 with our new public season! Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming public programs.

In 2019, we presented The Take Care Series, a fall public program that reframes art curation as a mindful practice stemming from the concept of care. Workshops included a workshop with Jérôme Bel on Isadora Duncan,Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Sunlight Graffiti, a talk with Soul Fire Farm on Farming While Black, a performance of Anne Mourier's Taking Care Laundry and more. Learn more.