Photograph by Barry Rowell

222 Bowery has been the home address of a long list of creative New Yorkers. Writer William S. Burroughs and poet John Giorno along with painters James Brooks and Mark Rothko all lived in the historic building, originally constructed as YMCA in 1884, and made it an epicenter of creative activity in the 20th century. Now, thanks to a new project by Peculiar Works, you can go inside the Rothko Studio and see where the renowned painter created some of his most famous works. AFTERPARTY: The Rothko Studio is a site-specific, promenade performance in and around the former studio which will be running for eight shows between Thursday, June 27th through Sunday, June 30th.

In 1958 Mark Rothko moved into a residential studio space in what was once the gymnasium of the YMCA building designed by architect Bradford L. Gilbert. It was there that Rothko painted his infamous “Seagram Murals” which were commissioned by The Four Seasons restaurant. AFTERPARTY explores this pivotal moment for downtown artists and offers a rare opportunity to visit the historic studio space, which is reportedly on the rental market for $15,000.

Photograph by Barry Rowell

If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend the 8:30PM Thursday and 6:30PM Sunday performances for free or get 10% tickets to any other show! Learn more here. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long! You can purchase tickets to AFTERPARTY here!

REGISTRATION: Opens Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 12 PM EST

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.

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