summer sunset art party
aboard the Museum Ship Lilac
organized by MW Projects in support of the Lilac Preservation Project
- Featuring short films by nine women artists: Vanessa Albury, Katie Armstrong, Graciela Cassel, Kerry Cox, Rachel Garber Cole, Janie Korn, Nazanin Noroozi, Nicole Rademacher and Kimberly Ruth
- On view: "Maritime Studies," a solo exhibition by photographer Jean Miele
- Tours of the Lilac engine room and bridge
Cash bar. We cannot accept cards. (21+ only; please bring your ID)
All proceeds go to the non-profit Lilac Preservation Project
Special thanks to our party committee: Katie DeMallie, Peter Gynd, Audra Lambert, Matt Mosteiro, Thad Pitney, Christopher Stout, Jonathan Whitley and Olga Yermolenko
“Evening red and morning grey, two sure signs of one fine day"
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Lilac is America’s only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender. The 86-year-old ship is currently being restored as a unique vehicle for maritime education and community activities and is berthed at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 in New York City. The ship is open to the public at no charge from 2:00 to 6:00pm on weekends and for special events through the summer. More information can be found at www.lilacpreservationproject.org.
MW Projects is a cultural production and art advisory firm dedicated to bringing contemporary art to historic sites, non-traditional venues and liminal spaces. We work with emerging and established artists to transform environments and encourage dialogue about contemporary art and culture. For more information, please visit www.MWprojects.art.