Unveiling Ceremony for Plaque on 128 East 13th Street, Former Home of Frank Stella Studio, Tonight, November 8, at 6 pm
Join us, Frank Stella, and the Whitney Museum of American Art tonight at 6 pm for a virtual plaque unveiling ceremony. Few buildings in New York have had as distinguished a history as 128 East 13th Street. Believed to be the last surviving horse and carriage auction mart in New York City, it subsequently served as a women’s assembly-line training center during World War II, and from 1976 to 2005 as the studio where Frank Stella, one of the 20th century’s most important artists, created some of his most significant work. The building was saved from demolition by Village Preservation, which successfully called for its designation as an official New York City Landmark. Frank Stella and Adam Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, will join us for a lively discussion and Q&A as we celebrate our newest plaque commemorating this building’s place in history.
This is our 18th plaque marking sites of historic significance throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo — learn more about them all here.