The Renovation of Milton Resnick’s former studio and home at 87 Eldridge will begin in 2016. The firm of Ryall Porter Sheridan has been hired to do the renovation retaining the special character of the over-100-year old building, especially its soaring main Sanctuary. The new space will have exhibitions spaces, Milton’s late studio and the offices of the Foundation.
The building has a rich history, reflecting the changing character of the Lower East Side of Manhattan over the past century. It was respectively a tenement, a synagogue, an African American church and finally Resnick’s studio and home from 1977 until his death in 2004. It was here that Resnick painted many of the heavily encrusted paintings he became known for, as well as his visionary late works.
We plan to open the new space to the public in 2017 with an exhibition of paintings by Resnick and Passlof.