[Image via Facebook]
In recent weeks the storefront at 156 First Ave. between Ninth Street and 10th Street has been transformed into the Modern Love Club.
The space is the work of Amy Van Doran, who has operated a longtime matchmaking service. (You can read an interview about all this here.)
During the day, Van Doran and her business partner, Emily Lesser, run the matchmaking company from the space. And on the weekends, it moonlights as the Love Museum.
And tomorrow (Saturday!), Van Doran is hosting the Love Museum's first exhibition, titled "Girls I Love." Per the Facebook invite:
It's a show featuring the work of some of my most favorite ladies, and we can't wait to share space and the love with you.
Offical opening Oct. 8 5-9 pm
Show ongoing until Nov. 5.
There will be paintings, performance art by Bode, tarot readings by Sarah Moran, Pornkus by: Margaret Meehan, champs, DJ's AndrewAndrew, Featuring the work by: Kirsten Bode, Jenna Gribbon, Loretta Mae Hirsch, Sarah Moran, Carly Silverman, and Sera Sloane
Curation by: Marina Press and Amy Van Doran
In an email, Van Doren said that the Modern Love Club "bridges my East Village dreams, love of durational performance art, community, weirdness, chaos, and the obsession for connection."
You can read more about the storefront here.
The address was previously home to a different club — the Deep End Club, which closed in July after a three-year run as a pop-up shop of sorts.