• Alice Austen House

     

    The Alice Austen House 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).

     

    Original photograph featuring Alice Austen on the front porch of Clear Comfort, possibly printed in upstairs darkroom.  Enlarge
  • March WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

    Celebrate with Alice Austen as the museum honors the photographer's 150th birthday in 2016!

     

    Learn more about Alice Austen and her contribution to women's history by visiting the museum: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm (March - December)

    Alice Austen with her bicycle, she was an early advocate for women cyclists  Enlarge
  • Austen's Work

    Alice Austen was one of the first women photographers in this country to work outside the confines of a studio. She is best known as a documentary photographer - a style of photography unusual until the 20th century. With a natural instinct for photojournalism some 40 years before that word was coined, she saw the world with a clear eye and photographed the people and places in it, as they actually appeared.

    Hester Street, Egg stand group. Thursday, April 18, 1895.  Enlarge
  • Site Rentals

    Celebrate your special event on the historic, waterfront grounds of the Alice Austen House. Weddings, private dinners, cocktail parties, and more!

     

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    photograph: Loreto Caceres Photography  Enlarge
  • Pinhole Photography

    Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

    Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:00-4:00 pm

     

    MORE ABOUT PINHOLE PROGRAMS

    pinhole photograph of Clear Comfort  Enlarge
Plan your visit

HOURS AND ADMISSION

Tuesday-Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm March - December

HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL HOURS: The museum will be closed Saturday, December 24 - Tuesday, December 26. We will be open by appointment Tuesday - Fridays, December 27 - February 28.

 

$3 suggested admission. 

The grounds are open every day until dusk. 

Groups of 10 or more must book their visit in advance.

 

LOCATION

2 Hylan Blvd at Edgewater Street, Staten Island - located two miles south of the Staten Island Ferry terminal and one mile north of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

 

CONTACT

718 816 4506 x 10 or info@aliceausten.org

 

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