Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Swiss Institute announces June 21 opening on St. Mark's Place and 2nd Avenue

[Photo of St. Mark's and 2nd Avenue from Monday]

The Swiss Institute has announced a June 21 opening date in its new home on Second Avenue at St. Mark's Place.

Here's more about what to expect from the nonprofit cultural center when it opens via artforum, who first reported the news yesterday:

This summer, the institute will launch several education programs developed by artists in collaboration with local schools and community organizations, including School of the Future, Little Missionary’s Day Nursery & Sara Curry Preschool, GO Project, and Sirovich Center for Balanced Living. Commenting on the new initiatives, director Simon Castets said, “A space for artists, 38 St. Marks Place is also a space by artists, who are actively contributing through both the ‘SI ONSITE’ commissions and our new artist-led education programs. Moving into a new neighborhood and building goes hand in hand with expanding upon our mission, with education as a new cornerstone of our activities.”

The organization has had several locations since its founding in 1986, most recently on Franklin Street.

Renovations continue at the Institute's new EV home — the former Chase branch.

[Photo on St. Mark's Place from Feb. 16]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Swiss Institute moving into the former Chase branch on 2nd Avenue and St. Mark's Place

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