New York, NY – On behalf of the Westbeth Board of Directors, JP Versace, Chair of the Board, announced today that Ellen F. Salpeter has been appointed the institution’s first President and CEO. With more than two decades of experience leading cultural institutions, Salpeter was most recently Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), where she oversaw the completion and opening of the Museum’s acclaimed new permanent home in the city’s Design District, as well as the development of the institution’s collections, exhibitions, and programs, including its Art + Research Center. Her appointment to a new leadership position at Westbeth anticipates the institution’s 50th anniversary in 2020 and signals its ambition to play an even more vital role in New York’s ever changing cultural landscape.
Posted on 11/27/2018 -
New York, NY – On Tuesday, November 27th at 1pm the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) dedicated a historic plaque on the Westbeth Artists Housing complex in Greenwich Village, honoring its history as a place of sound technology innovation and as a groundbreaking home to artists. Speakers included Andrew Berman, Executive Director of GVSHP; Patricia C. Jones, Board Chair of Westbeth; Nancy Gabor, Vice President of Westbeth Artists Residents Council; Joan Davidson, President Emeritus, J.M. Kaplan Fund; and Domhnaill Hernon, Head of Experiments in Art and Technology, Nokia Bell Labs. View the youtube event video.
Posted on 03/01/2018 -
New York City residents and visitors will have the unique opportunity on March 18th to tour the homes and studios of some of Westbeth Artist Housing’s most esteemed artists, all of whom have been practicing since the 1960s. In partnership with Carnegie Hall’s “The 60’s: The Years that Changed America”, the Open Studios Event will take place on Sunday, March 18th from 1 – 5 pm ET and is free to the public. Westbeth Carnegie press release – 022818
Posted on 09/20/2017 -
Westbeth Artists Housing, the Greenwich Village “home to the arts,” and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) announced the start of construction on a massive project to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy and to fortify Westbeth for future natural disasters. Westbeth BIB press release – 091817