Alice Austen House


03/14/152:00pm– 5:00pm

Exhibition Opening & Open House

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Members' Hour

3:00–5:00 p.m. Public Opening


The Alice Austen House’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark, brings to light the history of the museum’s National and New York City Landmark building, tracing its path from one-room Dutch farmhouse in the 1690s, to Victorian Gothic cottage and home to early American photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952), to protected landmark, to public museum. Join us to celebrate the history and legacy of Clear Comfort with tours of the public and private spaces of the home and cake for Alice's birthday. More information.  

03/22/1511:30am– 1:30pm

Fundamentals of Photography Workshop

Learn digital photography and leave with some great photos! This workshop will cover shutter speed, aperture, ISO and the basic technical aspects of taking better photos. Individualized instruction will be given during an in-class shooting assignment following the presentation.  Instructor: Robert Catalano, Gateway Photographers of Staten Island. RSVP at 718-816-4506x 10 or $10/ $8 members
03/26/157:00pm– 9:00pm

Screening: Feminist Stories with Jennifer Lee

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation is a one-hour film about the women's liberation movement covering the years 1963-1970. Join filmmaker Jennifer Lee and the Alice Austen House for a Q&A and discussion afterwards. Please RSVP at 718-816-4506x 10 or 

03/31/157:30pm– 9:00pm

A Contemporary Conversation Inspired by Two Victorian Women

7:30 -9:00 pm
Join Ann Marie McDonnell, Director of Education at the Alice Austen House and Stacy Morrison, historian & photographer as they discuss the life and work of two progressive women, Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander and Alice Austen. Stacy Morrison’s recent project, "The Girl of My Dreams" traces the life of a Ostrander, a story discovered when Morrison found a small trunk with Ostrander’s belongings abandoned for garbage on a New York City street. Come and learn about these two women and how the work they left behind provides us with insight into the past. RSVP at or 917-288-0343. FREE
This event will be held at The Penumbra Foundation: 36 E. 30th St. Manhattan.