The Invisible Dog Art Center

The Invisible Dog Art Center We present art in all its diversity, and we do it to share it with you! Keep in touch with The Invsible Dog Art Center on FB, twitter or join our emailing list.
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http://www.theinvisibledog.org/ The Invisible Dog is a three-story art center housed in a former factory building in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Built in 1863, the 30,000 square foot building went through a number of industrial incarnations, most notably as the creation site of the "invisible dog" party trick. The space remained unused until 2009, when The Invisible Dog Art Center took it over. The Inv

isible Dog is dedicated to the integration of forward thinking with respect for the past. The building has been restored for safety and cleaned, but otherwise preserved intact. The rawness of the unfinished space is integral to The Invisible Dog's identity. The ground floor is an exhibition space used for performances and public events, hosting artists and curators from around the world. The second floor and the third floor are divided into artists studios. The mission of The Invisible Dog is to provide a home for artists, one that honors process and collaboration. The majority of the art we present is site-specific and builds on the unique energy of our space.

So thrilled to welcome Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith at The Invisible Dog Art Center for two exceptional performances o...
03/21/2024

So thrilled to welcome Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith at The Invisible Dog Art Center for two exceptional performances on April 5 and 6. Book your tickets right now, it's limited capacity and the show is promising ...

Durational Duet redefines love beyond heteropatriarchal constraints, based on Indigenous, matriarchal, and mammalian notions of the dyad—a pair fitting together toward nourishment and impenetrability.

Until March 30, Brave New World Repertory Theatre is at The Invisible Dog presenting "Leni’s Last Lament" a play by Gil ...
03/20/2024

Until March 30, Brave New World Repertory Theatre is at The Invisible Dog presenting "Leni’s Last Lament" a play by Gil Kofman directed by Richard Caliban.

In Leni’s Last Lament, which swept top awards at its one-night-only United Solo Festival in Manhattan last March, Hitler’s controversial filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, poses as a misunderstood victim as she attempts to justify and sanitize her notorious past.

Set in Leni’s editing room and presented as a macabre, comic cabaret with a live accordionist — the play is a wild ironic ride full of hard-to-believe insights into this provocative figure as she reassembles her life to create a more palatable portrait.

Book your tickets right now now with link below 👆🏼 Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Pay What You Can…

https://www.bravenewworldrep.org/lenis-last

We are thrilled to present Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith's performance. Only two days, so book your tix right now
03/14/2024

We are thrilled to present Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith's performance. Only two days, so book your tix right now

Durational Duet redefines love beyond heteropatriarchal constraints, based on Indigenous, matriarchal, and mammalian notions of the dyad—a pair fitting together toward nourishment and impenetrability.

A new play opens on Friday at The Invisible Dog Art Center
03/14/2024

A new play opens on Friday at The Invisible Dog Art Center

In Leni’s Last Lament , which swept top awards at its one-night-only United Solo Festival in Manhattan last March, Hitler’s controversial filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, poses as a misunderstood victim as she attempts to justify and sanitize her notorious past. Set in Leni’s editing room and pres...

A new performance / exhibition at The Invisible Dog until January 21th. A few timed-entry tickets are still available
01/11/2024

A new performance / exhibition at The Invisible Dog until January 21th. A few timed-entry tickets are still available

The Invisible Dog Art Center, Fisher Center at Bard, and Under the Radar Festival are thrilled to present the New York City premiere of  Tania El Khoury 's Cultural Exchange Rate. Presented in partnership with Under the Radar, Mark Russell, Festival Director & ArKtype, Festival Pr

How much do you know about matcha? Matcha originated in China about 1000 years ago, traveled to Japan, and has reached p...
11/18/2023

How much do you know about matcha?

Matcha originated in China about 1000 years ago, traveled to Japan, and has reached popularity worldwide today - especially right here in New York City.

Chanoyu 茶の湯 is the ritual preparation of matcha which is rooted in Zen Buddhist philosophy and seeks to unify nature, objects, and people within a once-in-a-lifetime moment. As the interest in matcha spreads, the number of chanoyu enthusiasts also increases.

Chanoyu Week NYC 2023 brings together chanoyu practitioners in the New York area for this special occasion at The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn to share our own unique way of tea. Please enjoy our heartfelt tea in the beautiful garden setting.

Saturday November 18, from 2 to 6pm
Free Admission

Residency Opportunity at MAD | Museum of Arts and Design
10/20/2023

Residency Opportunity at MAD | Museum of Arts and Design

Located on the sixth floor of the Museum and open to the public, the Artist Studios at MAD is a community engagement and professional development program for contemporary artists and designers. The first program of its kind, the Artist Studios opportunity is designed to encourage visitors to meet ar...

Our partner The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) offers a great opportunity for public art with a $25k...
10/20/2023

Our partner The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) offers a great opportunity for public art with a $25k commission. Application closes on October 30.

Apply now

Responding to the theme of TRANSFORMATION, local artists are invited to submit proposals for temporary public art at the forecourts of Building 92 & Building 77. Open to artists working at the Yard or who live in the neighborhoods surrounding the Yard, this opportunity is designed to amplify the con...

10/20/2023

A Story for ID Anniversary Annual Fundraiser

It’s Sunday September 27, 2009 and nobody can imagine what’s going to happen in a couple of hours in the neighborhood.

Keith Schweitzer and Charlie Todd, the masterminds behind the event are feverish: the operation has been prepared in total secrecy and even the hundreds of participants agglutinated in a warehouse in Brooklyn have no idea why they are here.
Unfortunately we can’t start, it’s pouring rain and Yum Kippur is in two hours. All of the sudden, like the Red Sea, the sky clears, the sun appears and everyone gets a leash with one strict instruction: go walk around the neighborhood, and if someone asks you what (TF) are you doing? just answer: “I walk my dog, why?”

At 2pm sharp, a flood of people invades Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn and Carrols Gardens, walking their invisibledogs, sitting at restaurant, conversing at the corner of Smith and Bergen.Two hours later, all the leashes were back at , and the images of the event were all over the TV.
Ten days later, The Invisible Dog Art Center opened to the public, like nothing ever happened.

The Invisible Dog is made of stories, so please if you want more, donate to our annual fundraiser. Link below. Thank you in advance.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theinvisibledog/the-invisible-dog-15th-anniversary-season?ref=58ky7v

Coming next: Thursday October 19, at 7.30pm, The Anthropologists' axes, herbs and satchels  as part as PRELUDE FESTIVAL ...
10/17/2023

Coming next: Thursday October 19, at 7.30pm, The Anthropologists' axes, herbs and satchels as part as PRELUDE FESTIVAL NYC

The Invisible Dog and Prelude Festival are thrilled to present The Anthropologists ' axes, herbs and satchels. Rooted in the history and embodied wisdom of doulas and midwives, "axes, herbs and satchels" is a celebration of traditional knowledge held in the Black birth worker commun

A story for ID 15th anniversary fundraiserIf there is one character responsible of the creation of The Invisible Dog Art...
10/16/2023

A story for ID 15th anniversary fundraiser

If there is one character responsible of the creation of The Invisible Dog Art Center, it is the building itself. It was the inspiration being the vision. And every day, each artist, each visitor, when they enter the space, praise its beauty.

But before being everyone's beloved arts space, 51 Bergen a glorious past. Of course, it has been the house of the famous invisible dog leash - that’s why its name - 2500 leashes was made every day in the factory and dispatched all over the country including Disney’s amusement parks,

Built and erected in 1863, the gorgeous wood and brick building was a carriage factory owned by the Linn Brothers. They were known for their famous single-seat carriage for doctors. One day, around 1900, Mr Linn received the visit of a German engineer who was trying to find partners to develop this new project: to replace horses by an engine. Mr Linn did not believe him, and the engineer returned to Germany. That evening, Karl, with Bertha his wife and their daughter Mercedes must have had dinner all together and talked about the his american disappointment. But they did not give up. The Benz’s was a strong family.

Photo 51 Bergen in 1863, 2008 and today

Please support the Season 15th of The Invisible Dog. Donate now, it’s our annual fundraiser and we need your support more than ever. Click on link below

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theinvisibledog/the-invisible-dog-15th-anniversary-season?ref=58ky7v

10/11/2023

"From Hamburg, With Love" is the new Invisible Dog's fundraiser movie directed by Adrianna Dufay and Mac Premo

Each year, at the end of August, Premo, Dufay and Lucien Zayan (our director) meet to discuss the theme of the new movie. The inspiration comes from the news (The President in 2020), personal events (my American citizenship in 2019), my job (The Curator in 2017), or my passion for cooking (The Chef, 2022). They even won a dozen of NY Emmy's Awards.

But this year, the stars did not align: Dufay and Premo left NYC in August for a six months residency in Hamburg (Germany). Zayan found himself alone and helpless in front of the camera, with no directors to direct him...

So, on Sunday morning, in Mac's studio at The Invisible Dog, he set up the camera, the light, and called Mac and Adrianna on Facetime in Germany. Unfortunately Zayan forgot the essential...

Enjoy the movie and please donate, it's our annual fundraising campaign.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theinvisibledog/the-invisible-dog-15th-anniversary-season?ref=6i4312

From Hamburg, With Love (2023)A movie directed by Adrianna Dufay and Mac Premo
Editing and Sound by Owen McLean
Camera Operating by Atticus Premo
Starring Lucien Zayan

Due to the heavy rainfall and flash floods in NYC, we are moving tonight's "Your Name, Palestine" Book Launch event onto...
09/29/2023

Due to the heavy rainfall and flash floods in NYC, we are moving tonight's "Your Name, Palestine" Book Launch event onto Zoom!

Please join us at 7pm Eastern using the direct link below. We will be celebrating with special readings by Mirene Arsanios, co-translators Sarah Riggs and Jérémy Robert, and Olivia Elias herself, as well as musical performances by Jenny Luna and Adam Good. You can join the Zoom directly with this link:

Your Name, Palestine Launch Party: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84034085558

https://www.theinvisibledog.org/all/2023/6/11/your-name-palestine-by-olivia-elias

Join us for an exciting evening celebrating the launch of Olivia Elias ' new book, Your Name, Palestine in an English translation by Sarah Riggs and Jérémy Robert . Featuring readings by Mirene Arsanios , co-translators Sarah Riggs and Jérémy Robert, and Olivia Elias herself, as well as music

EVENT IN PERSON CANCELED BUT AVAILABLE ON ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84034085558
09/29/2023

EVENT IN PERSON CANCELED BUT AVAILABLE ON ZOOM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84034085558

Join us for an exciting evening celebrating the launch of Olivia Elias ' new book, Your Name, Palestine in an English translation by Sarah Riggs and Jérémy Robert . Featuring readings by Mirene Arsanios , co-translators Sarah Riggs and Jérémy Robert, and Olivia Elias herself, as well as music

Waterfront lovers, come on Sunday September 24, at 12pm, for a conversation around "New York Waterfront Dairy" the new b...
09/22/2023

Waterfront lovers, come on Sunday September 24, at 12pm, for a conversation around "New York Waterfront Dairy" the new book by photographer Sophie Fenwick. Fenwick will converse with other guests on this fascinating relationship between NYC and the water

More details and RSVP on link below

A unique and evocative portrait of New York City’s changing waterfront,  New York Waterfront Diary , by the French-American photographer Sophie Fenwick , has been published by 5 Continents Editions. A part of Brooklyn Book Festival, the book features nearly two hundred images drawn from an

On Thursday September 14, Alicia Kennedy is at The Invisible Dog Art Center
09/14/2023

On Thursday September 14, Alicia Kennedy is at The Invisible Dog Art Center

The Invisible Dog Art Center an Books Are Magic are thrilled to welcome Alicia Kennedy and her newest publication, No Meat Required . A culinary and cultural history of plant-based eating in the United States that delves into the subcultures and politics that have defined alternative food—Diet fo

The Invisible Dog Art Center will open its 15th Season on Saturday September 9th, from 6 to 9pm. You are cordially invit...
09/05/2023

The Invisible Dog Art Center will open its 15th Season on Saturday September 9th, from 6 to 9pm.

You are cordially invited to join us for the opening reception of the new exhibition by resident artist Camille de Galbert (sculptures and drawing. During the reception, French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang will present a dance performance created during a worshop in August with non-professional dancers.

Art, Dance, Drink and Friends!
RSVP below, admission is free

So looking forward to seeing you and celebrate together this anniversary.

You are invited to attend the opening reception of the15th season of The Invisible Dog

Et voilà! The celebration of The Invisible Dog Art Center 15th season starts this week.First stop: The Armory Show with ...
09/05/2023

Et voilà! The celebration of The Invisible Dog Art Center 15th season starts this week.

First stop: The Armory Show with a new installation by ID resident artist Stephen Morrison
The art wold creates pressure and anxiety and artists are always trapped in the middle
With his usual dark humor and comical spirit, Morrison has created a series of "trompe l'œil"paintings, playfully satirizing his own insecurities and five of his human-sized-dog-people - Collectors, Gallery owner, Art Handler - interacting with the painting and downplaying the significance of his artistic crisis.

Come discover:
VIP Preview 09/07
Public days: 09/8-10
at The Armory Show
Javits Center
Non-for-profit section
Booth N6

More about the exhibition and tickets with link below
https://www.theinvisibledog.org/.../7/2/stephen-morrison

10 days aways from the launch of the 15th Season at The Invisible Dog Art Center. To celebrate this anniversary, we buil...
08/29/2023

10 days aways from the launch of the 15th Season at The Invisible Dog Art Center. To celebrate this anniversary, we built a special program of exhibitions, performances, book launches, concerts, artists in residency and much more....

Check out the program on the link below and come join us for the opening reception on Saturday September 9 from 6 to 9pm

We are thrilled to welcome Nidal Abdo and the Collectif Nafass for one and unique performance on Friday August 25, at 8p...
08/24/2023

We are thrilled to welcome Nidal Abdo and the Collectif Nafass for one and unique performance on Friday August 25, at 8pm.

The performance (40mn) will be followed by a Q/A. Free admission. RSVP with the link below

Born in 1989, Nidal Abdo is Palestinian by his father and Ukrainian by his mother. From the Yarmouk camp in Syria where he was born he started dancing at a young age at the Ballet Dance School of the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus in 1999, then his journey began with the Syrian Enan

Free Summer Dance Workshop with French Choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang. Apply now.
06/26/2023

Free Summer Dance Workshop with French Choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang. Apply now.

Join us for an unforgettable summer workshop with renowned French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang . This exciting opportunity invites participants of all ages whether you're a professional or simply have a passion for movement. Get ready to delve into the world of contemporary dance and explore y

Tonight, Friday June 9, at 7pm, Talea Ensemble is at The Invisible Dog Art Center
06/09/2023

Tonight, Friday June 9, at 7pm, Talea Ensemble is at The Invisible Dog Art Center

The second edition of Talea Encores celebrates continued collaborations with composers the ensemble has worked with throughout the season. Hear members of Talea up close - Karen Kim (violin), Rane Moore (clarinet),  Sam Jones (trumpet), and&

Due to the air quality condition, The Invisible Dog will be close to the public on Thursday June 8. Stay safe.Photo: Tod...
06/07/2023

Due to the air quality condition, The Invisible Dog will be close to the public on Thursday June 8. Stay safe.
Photo: Today in Brooklyn at 4pm.

Come celebrate Lab/Shul's Sabbath Queen on Friday May 19th, from 6 to 9pm
05/16/2023

Come celebrate Lab/Shul's Sabbath Queen on Friday May 19th, from 6 to 9pm

Shabbat is a weekly invitation to come Home. In body, space, and time, in voice, in breath, and in community, we are invited Home. Each one of us is encouraged to bring an object for the altar this month that symbolizes family, name, or home

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51 Bergen Street
New York, NY
11201

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Thursday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 1pm - 7pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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