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! Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about updates on programs and events at LMCC's Art Center, artist opportunities, and free public programs.

Visit The Arts Center

The 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.

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.


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. 

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. 


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. 

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

LMCC’s Arts Center is welcome to all.  We ask that children under 12 are accompanied by an adult at all times. 


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.


For groups of 10 or more interested in visiting LMCC’S Arts Center at Governors Island, please contact Jasmin Tabatabaee at


Non-flash, personal photography is welcomed in the Lower Level and Upper Level Galleries. Commercial and press photography requests should contact Sophie Lam at

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.


Part of the ongoing transformation of New York's Governors Island into a vibrant cultural destination, this adaptive reuse of an 1870s munitions storage warehouse supports local artists while providing generous space for public exhibition and events.

To accommodate LMCC's programs, the design called for opening up the interior of the long and narrow two-story building and exposing and restoring the original truss structure, creating 40,000 square foot of flexible, loft-like space. The Arts Center includes a luminous main gallery on the upper level. Smaller rooms for performance, rehearsal, and exhibition as well as art studios arrayed on both levels enjoy abundant natural light. A new stair and elevator allow for integrated, accessible programming, and a cafe framed by an exposed-brick wall offers views of Lower Manhattan and the harbor. In addition to retaining much of the brick, wood, and steel from the existing building, the renovation incorporates energy-efficient systems throughout.

Recent Awards

Winner, Cultural Projects, Global Design Awards - The Architecture Community

American Architecture Award - Chicago Athenaeum, 2020

Award of Merit, Cultural/Worship - Engineering News Record New York, 2020

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

For any additional questions about rentals, contact Alice Bennahmias, Partnerships Liaison at

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For general questions about LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, please contact us at or 212-219-9401.

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