Westbeth Artist’s Housing Historic Plaque Dedication

Join VP to unveil an historic plaque marking the Westbeth Artist’s Housing complex in Greenwich Village. This unique complex of buildings served as the home of Bell Telephone Labs, where many technological innovations were developed or advanced, including radar, television and video telephones. The complex re-opened in 1970 as Westbeth, an early example of large-scale adaptive re-use of an industrial building. One of the first projects supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and developed in collaboration with the J.M. Kaplan Fund, Westbeth continues to provide affordable live-work space to nearly 400 artists and their families. The complex is a designated New York City and National Historic Landmark, and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Speakers will include:
Andrew Berman, Executive Director of VP
Patricia C. Jones, Interim Executive Director of Westbeth
Nancy Gabor, Vice President of Westbeth Artists Residents Council
Joan Davidson, President Emeritus, J.M. Kaplan Fund
Domhnaill Hernon, Head of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) at Nokia Bell Labs

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
1:00 pm

55 Bethune Street