Opened September 19, 2019, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island is the first permanent home for artists and audiences on Governors Island.

Work created and presented at the Arts Center focuses on ecology, sustainability and resilience related to Governors Island and New York City at large.

The 2019 Fall season includes exhibitions by internationally renowned artists Yto Barrada (with special 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.

A welcoming hub for artists and community engagement, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island hosts a broad range of events—including Open Studios, performances, events, workshops, and more—to convene artists and the public in an ongoing exchange of ideas and creative practice.

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Yto Barrada: The Power of Two Suns
With special guest artist Bettina
September 19 - October 31
Thursday through Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Upper Gallery, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island
Yto Barrada 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 imagines a quieter beginning.

Michael Wang: Extinct in New York
September 19 - October 31
Thursday through Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Lower Gallery, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island
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.


The Take Care Series
Ecology, sustainability, diversity and the need to care for and protect one another and our planet are at the core of The Take Care Series.

Through events and participatory programs for all ages, The Take Care Series offers audiences an opportunity to experience the art, explore one’s own creative potential and carry the work beyond the island.

The Take Care Series took place every Saturday afternoon. All events were free and open to the public.

Thursday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm