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Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Through Oct 31
Saturday 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Hours
Soissons Landing - Soissons Landing - LMCC's Arts Center

Free, timed tick­ets are required to vis­it LMC­C’s Arts Cen­ter at Gov­er­nors Island this year. Learn more and reserve tick­ets at the link below.

Curat­ed and pro­grammed by Low­er Man­hat­tan Cul­tur­al Coun­cil (LMCC), the Arts Cen­ter at Gov­er­nors Island will be open to the pub­lic June 12 through Octo­ber 31 with two large-scale, site-spe­cif­ic solo exhi­bi­tions by artists Meg Web­ster and Onyedi­ka Chuke; a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry instal­la­tion by Muna Malik; and the return of the Take Care pub­lic pro­grams series.

Meg Webster’s site-spe­cif­ic instal­la­tion Wave (pic­tured first above) will invite the audi­ence to engage with ideas sur­round­ing nat­ur­al growth, abun­dance, care, and main­te­nance through a micro­cosm of eco­log­i­cal cycles. 

Co-pre­sent­ed with Pio­neer Works, Onyedi­ka Chuke’s The For­ev­er Muse­um Archive (pic­tured sec­ond above) ongo­ing project dis­sects the mytholo­gies of pow­er with­in the fab­ric of con­tem­po­rary soci­ety. This lat­est iter­a­tion fea­tures a mon­u­men­tal 2,200 sq ft installation. 

Muna Malik’s Bless­ing of the Boats (pic­tured third above) is an inter­ac­tive sculp­ture intend­ed for audi­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion. The artist asks the audi­ence, We have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to set sail towards a new future. What soci­ety would you build and how do we get there?” 

The 2021 sea­son pre­sen­ta­tions push view­ers 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.

Also open at LMC­C’s Arts Cen­ter: Joe Cof­fee, open dur­ing all Arts Cen­ter pub­lic hours! 

The Arts Cen­ter at Gov­er­nors Island is the first year-round, per­ma­nent home for the arts on Gov­er­nors Island. All events at The Arts Cen­ter at Gov­er­nors Island are free and open to the pub­lic, and all are wel­come. Appro­pri­ate COVID-19 pub­lic health pro­to­cols will be in place, with free tick­et reser­va­tions required. Learn more and reserve tick­ets at the link below. 

Through Oct 31
Saturday
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Soissons Landing - Soissons Landing - LMCC's Arts Center