On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Art in General is pleased to announce the reopening of its 6th floor gallery, newly renovated by STEVEN LEARNER STUDIO. The architects have designed a flexible space suitable to the presentation of today’s contemporary art.
Having operated for more than two decades in a building originally designed as a leather-tanning sweatshop, Art in General has never been wholly refurbished to meet the needs of an arts organization accommodating some 26,000 visitors annually. We now offer to the public galleries that better serve the organization’s mission: the exhibition of new work by emerging artists from diverse backgrounds working in a wide variety of media, augmented by educational programs and community outreach activities. Our 2,500-square-foot exhibition space has been opened up by knocking down most of the gallery’s walls, adding more natural light and increased exhibition space for larger-format artwork. Curatorial possibilities have been further enhanced by the installation of new lighting and the creation of studio and office space for our Artist in Residence program. We eagerly anticipate better meeting the needs of emerging artists and making a difference in lower Manhattan’s cultural landscape.
Art in General thanks our generous supporters General Tools Manufacturing Co.; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with support from the September 11th Fund; the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is funded through Community Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Steven Learner Studio and Fountainhead Construction for enabling Art in General to improve its gallery and office spaces.
6th Floor Gallery