Behind the Scenes Tour of Westbeth Artist Housing, Former Bell Labs

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Discover Westbeth Artist Housing, a 13-building complex in the West Village that provides dynamic living and working spaces for 384 multi-disciplined artists. Formerly, a Bell Labs building, when Westbeth opened in 1970, it was the first and largest federally subsidized artist’s complex in the United States.

This behind the scenes tour will be led by a Westbeth artist in residence, Gayle Kirschenbaum whose solo photo exhibition STILL MOMENTS is currently in the First Floor Gallery. Kirschenbaum will be taking us to see the lobby, the rooftop, her artist residence, and an available apartment with stunning views of the Hudson River that was formerly the executive suite of Bell Labs. The tour will conclude with a visit to STILL MOMENTS with Kirschenbaum, who is an Emmy award winning Netflix filmmaker and TEDx speaker. “Give me a plane, train or bus ticket, or a set of wheels and I promise I will come back with photos and stories that will warm your heart.”


If you are already an Untapped New York Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 2/10 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non-transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member.

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  • Registration for this event opens Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 12PM EST
  • Date and Time: Saturday, February 23rd, 2020 at 2 PM
  • Capacity: 25 people
  • Meeting Location: 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014