May 2 – August 4
Governor’s Island, NYC
Weekends from 11am-5pm
Free + open to the public
May 2 from 1pm-5pm
NADA House, the organization’s second off-site exhibition on Governors Island, features 45 artists from NADA Member galleries and non-profits in a new, expanded format across 34 rooms in three historic, turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival houses. The collaborative, public exhibition will be on view every weekend, Friday through Sunday, 11am–5pm from May 2 to August 4, 2019. There will be a special opening preview held on Thursday, May 2nd from 1–5pm. The exhibition will be free and open to the public, with monthly programmatic activations and performances.
NADA House is an opportunity for NADA members to stage a group show in an intimate and unusual setting, with only one or two artists on display in each room. NADA House reflects the camaraderie intrinsic to NADA’s mission, and exemplifies the organization’s adaptive approach to finding new models to present work from its community.
The second edition of the Governors Island exhibition comes as part of NADA’s expanded commitment to year-round programming. Most recently, NADA held the New York Gallery Open, a new initiative designed to bring visitors, collectors, curators and critics to over 50 art spaces across New York City for public tours, talks, performances, and more.
Responding to the unique context of Governors Island and the specific character of the Colonels Row houses, many participating artists will present work that speaks to the island’s changing identity over time – from its origins as Lenape land occupied by Native Americans of the Manhattan region to its role in the Revolutionary War, and later from its use by the US Army and Coast Guard to its current state as a site for artistic, scientific, and urban experimentation.
Click here for the complete list of participants.