The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is at it again with its unconventional programming. The non-profit arts organization announced this week the organization’s first off-site exhibition, Close Quarters, featuring eight NADA Member galleries on Governors Island.


Open July 1–29, artwork will be displayed across two floors of a historic House 403 on Governors Island, and will be on view every weekend in July, Friday through Sunday11am-5pm. Close Quarters will be an incredible opportunity for NADA members and attendees to show and interact with artists on display in each room.


The exhibition will feature artists Michael Mahalchick of CANADA, Asif Mian of False Flag, Rainer Ganahl of Kai Matsumiya, Fabienne Lasserre of Safe Gallery, Jerry the Marble Faun of SITUATIONS, Hayley Martell and Devin Morris of Signal, Johanna Unzueta of Proyectos Ultravioleta, and Jeff Williams of Jack Hanley Gallery.


“Partnerships and public programming are essential to creating alternative platforms for NADA Members and their artists,” said Heather Hubbs, Executive Director of NADA. “We look forward to amplifying NADA’s year-round programming by creating new opportunities to showcase contemporary art in fresh environments. It’s a unique opportunity for NADA to organize a show on Governors Island, and we’re excited to welcome visitors to this beautiful historic landmark, and to continue to collaborate with Governors Island in the future.”


Previously occupied by the Coast Guard, House 403 served as the site of many of President Ronald Reagan’s meetings with world leaders, including Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. The house is located within the Governors Island Historic District, by the New York City Landmarks and Preservation Commission. Find directions here.


top image // courtesy of NADA, House 403