Sky Cannon

through September 25
Governors Island National Monument

Brad Farwell’s Sky Cannon places large mirrors within the muzzles of five civil war era cannon located atop Fort Jay. Each mirror is positioned so that the viewers looking up at the guns now see them filled with sky and the passing clouds. This simple gesture re-awakens the cannon, transforming them from inert historical artifacts to part of a shared present. The endless depth of the dislocated sky is uncanny, a bright and shifting view always slightly out of sync with what we see around it.


Monday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Getting There
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 10 Minutes from Yankee Pier
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier