David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center |
Since 2012, The Pocantico Center at the Rockefeller Estate in Westchester has offered a summer series of mainstage music, dance, and theater performances on the lawn of Kykuit. The adaptive reuse of the Orangerie, built by John D. Rockefeller in 1908 on the historic Rockefeller family estate and bequeathed to the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1979 by Nelson Rockefeller, will transform the long-dormant building into a multipurpose performance and rehearsal space with an art gallery and flexible studio or classroom space for community programs. Designed to achieve net-zero certification, sustainability is of paramount importance to the project. Completion of the Center will enable the Pocantico Center to continue to nurture the arts both locally and globally with world class performances and exhibits, and residencies for artists working across disciplines.