The kitchen

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The Kitchen aims to identify, support and present artists whose art influences its medium and contemporary culture. It promotes the growth of artists, audiences, using artistic exploration and education as a tool and its own extensive history as a resource.The Kitchen literally began in the unused kitchen of the Mercer Arts Center, housed in the Broadway Central Hotel in Greenwhich Village, when two video makers and performers invited friends to see the result of a collaborative project.
In 1974, it incorporated as the non-profit Haleakala Inc, and moved to 59 Wooster Street in Soho, rapidly establishing itself as the center of the down town art world.
In 1985, through the hard work of many people, great generosity and drive, the kitchen moved in its new permanent home at 512 West 119 Street.Its location is an old ice house built in the late 1880′s that comprises also two of the three largest black box theater in the country. Also, made possible as a result of the building spaciousness are a Media Services Department and buy online pharmacy viagra a large administrative space which itself often serves as the backdrop for the kitchen role as artistic meeting place.