Alice Austen House Museum

Alice Austen House Museum

2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305 - United States





The Alice Austen House (AAH) fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952). AAH is the only museum in America dedicated to presenting the life and work of one female photographer. Its vision is to secure Alice Austen’s place in history and public consciousness and find meaning and empowerment in the resonance of her story to contemporary life. To do this, AAH offers changing exhibitions of Austen’s work and of contemporary photography; delivers educational programs for New York City schoolchildren; and hosts a full calendar of dynamic public programs, including photography workshops and festivals, concerts and performances, and artist talks.


We will be offering tours of the museum hourly from 1-5pm which will include the new permanent exhibition, New Eyes on Alice Austen as well as the exhibition in our contemporary galleries, POWERFUL AND DANGEROUS: THE WORDS AND IMAGES OF AUDRE LORDE.

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