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).


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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Upcoming Events

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Museum Hours

In January and February, the museum is open to the public by appointment only: tours are only available Tuesday – Friday.

To schedule a tour during these months, please call 718-816-4506 or email info@aliceausten.org.










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

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

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  |  Tour the Exhibition Online