Transformative public art is deeply rooted in Governors Island’s DNA. Through the Trust for Governors Island’s commissioning program, we present public art projects that:
- Range in scale from monumental to intimate
- Directly engage with the Harbor and the waterfront, provide moments of surprise within expansive, landscapes
- Present new experiences within historic architectures
- Allow for prolonged and immersive exploration and discovery
The Island is home to site-specific, long-term artworks within our new park and historic landscapes. Our program offers the opportunity for artists and audiences to engage in site-specific projects responding to the Island’s unique conditions. Explore current and past commissions below.
Upcoming and Current Events
Past Events Highlights
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.