SI Institute of Arts and Sciences
Entrance with artists
ADDRESS: INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 75 STUYVESANT PLACE STATEN ISLAND, NY 10305
PH ++718- 727-1135 FAX ++718-273-5683 EMAIL
CONTACT PERSON: BARTHOLOMEW BLAND, DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITIONS
PERMISSIONS GRANT FROM: BARTHOLOMEW BLAND, DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITIONS
PH ++718- 727-1135 FAX ++718-273-5683 EMAIL
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1.DESCRIPTION OF SITE:
DESCRIPTION OF AFFILIATED ORGANISATION, ITS MISSION OR MANDATE
The Institute of Art and Science is an institution with both exhibition spaces and an extensive archive collection.
The archive collection currently houses about 170 separate collections, including scientific specimens of flora and fauna form Staten Island, collections of fossils and archeological materials. They also house an extensive archive of photographs, daguerreotype and maps. The science and history archives are specific to Staten Island.
A more diverse collection of art objects and artifacts collected from all around the world is housed at the institute. The Classical collection can be seen at library in the College of Staten Island. For more information see http://www.siias.org
The galleries have a program of exhibitions that deal with the material in their collection and how artists interpret it. They are always keen to expand and develop the relationship between the art and science.
The institution also has a strong educational remit, catering for school groups wishing for tours or individuals conducting specialist research.
LINK TO WEBSITE http://www.siias.org
SITE CONSTITUENCY AUDIENCE
The Institution caters for a wide variety of patrons, including families seeking to explore their Staten Island past, educators and students, specialist academic researchers from other museums and educational institutions, to name a few.
The entire collection is a research resource and can bee seen by appointment
The scientific and historical collections can bee seen by appointment. Contact Dottie DEletto, Archivist, History Collection Phone ++ - 718-727-1135
The art collection can be viewed by appointment. Contact Peggy Hammerle, Vice President, Collections and Curator of Art. Voice ++ -718-727-1135 Fax ++ - 718-273-5683
The institute can also conduct research on individuals behalf. To arrange this contact Dottie DEletto, Archivist, History Collection Phone ++ - 718-727-1135
Reduced rates may be available for Site-Ations artists.
2. RECOMMENDED PARAMETERS OPPORTUNITIES & LIMITATIONONS
As well as being a rich research resource there are several project opportunities within and around the grounds of Arts and Sciences Institute.
Artists are encouraged to make proposals that engage with the ethos of the institution. Proposals that deal with the relationship between art and science and reference the collection are welcome.
The galleries are a possible location but proposals will be looked at in relation to the existing program.
The courtyard is also a possible site for an installation but artists should be aware that work needs to be robust and safe for the public as the institution caters for large audiences and a lot of school groups.
The façade of the building can also be considered. Again durability and safety are issues.
The rear of the building that faces onto the waterfront can also be considered. This site could be suitable for works that want to engage with the relationship to the waterfront.
The institute has a proposed building adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Proposals that engage with the relationship between the institute and the waterfront / Staten Island Ferry are welcome.
There is also a possibility to work collaboratively with the Institutions education program and its participants.
All proposals should be negotiated with the institution. Contact Bartholomew Bland, Director of Exhibitions PH ++718- 727-1135 FAX ++718-273-5683 EMAIL
Proposals that engage conceptually with the sites function and context would be welcome.
The center plays host to large audiences so artists should take into account that work needs to be durable, especially out doors. Also health safety and public liability issues should be considered.
OUT OF BOUNDS
There are no specific limitations but it is advisable to consult with institution on specific questions requests or proposals.
The building is only envigelated during opening hours 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday 9.a.m. 5p.m. Sunday 12.p.m. 5p.m.
HISTORICAL PRESERVATION LIMITATIONS
LIMITS OF INSURANCE The institution has general insurance, including third party and public liability. The institution will provide certificate of insurance for artists working on projects
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