New gallery for Archive of Contemporary Music space, and new home for ARC

Grimm Gallery has moved from the Bowery to take over the gorgeous and huge space vacated by Archive of Contemporary Music at 54 White. It opened with a group show last week. The space includes a 4,200-square-foot gallery on the ground floor and 1,800 on the lower level. More TK.

Meanwhile, ARC landed on its feet, taking over several buildings at Locusts on Hudson, the 76-acre estate in Staatsburg, NY, now owned by hotelier André Balazs. The estate goes back a couple centuries, but in the last one, it was owned by the ex-wife of Vincent Astor (who built the manor house in the 40s), Bob Guccione and Uma Thurman, and the manor hosted Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein and Elsa Maxwell (not simultaneously), so there’s some good mojo to the place.

“ARC is in heaven,” wrote the archive’s co-founder and director, B. George, when I checked in — and he means that in the good sense. They are renovating offices in The Piggery, the red building below; the arched room above will be an event space, once gatherings ae back. “We’re working on a few things that can be structured now and ready to rock when people can get back together again in person,” he notes in a blog post. “So we’re focusing on all the music up here created by women and will soon be announcing our first major initiative in our new home – The Women’s Music Project.”

In the meantime, you can still donate here to keep the collection alive.