Welcome to the Alice Austen House Museum

Welcome to


The Alice Austen
House Museum

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 trailblazing American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).

 

Upcoming Events

Members get more.

Become a member of the Alice Austen House for free admission, exclusive discounts, and access to members-only events.

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Interested in volunteering?

Volunteers and interns are a truly important part of our organization, helping in our Victorian gardens, assisting with annual clean up events as well as all of our community programs and research. 

Volunteer opportunities

Please note: We will be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Current Exhibition

Powerful and Dangerous explores the intersection between language, activism and photographic messaging. The exhibition holds up a lens to the contemporary women’s, LGBTQ+, and Black Lives Matter movements and considers how Lorde’s words resonate today.

Due to COVID-19 the exhibition has been extended with online programs until 2021.

More Information  |  NEW:  Tour the Exhibition Online

Museum Hours

Visits are limited to socially distanced tours of parties of 5 or less from the same bubble Tuesday – Friday, 1 group per hour between 12-4pm.

The tours will be a maximum of 20 minutes and consist of viewing the Audre Lorde exhibition Powerful and Dangerous and our permanent exhibition galleries.

Bookings will be processed via this form.

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1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Upcoming
Events


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Online


NEW

Powerful and Dangerous: The Legacy of Audre Lorde Panel Discussion

Last month, a panel was formed by Victoria Munro, Executive Director of the Alice Austen House in collaboration with Audre Lorde’s life long friends and Sister Comrades, Clare Coss and Blanche Wiesen Cook.

The panelists included: Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, Jewelle Gomez, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Cheryl Clarke, Clare Coss and Blanche Wiesen Cook.

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Exhibition Collateral Archive

The Alice Austen House has been the home to the work of contemporary photographers since it became a museum. Here you can view the archive of postcards and collateral for

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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 trailblazing American photographer

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