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Fine Bright Day

The Photography of Alice Austen

Current Exhibition

Examining the range of Alice Austen’s photography, this exhibition specifically inserts the trailblazing photographer into a contemporary context as the modern woman she was. 22 newly printed photographs are paired and accompanied by interpretive text by leading scholars, artists and activists from the LGBTQ+ and allied community.

About the Exhibition

Contributors

Donald Moffett
Lillian Faderman
Laura Wexler
Richard Meyer
Liza Cowan
Paul Moakley
Keith Glutting
Victoria Munro
Jeb
Mitchell Grubler
Sarah Kate Gillespie

Curated By

Victoria Munro

ALICE AUSTEN (1866 –1952) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers. Austen was an artist with a strong aesthetic sensibility and a rebel who broke away from the constraints of Victorian life, spending 56 years in a loving relationship with her partner Gertrude Tate. 

This exhibition examines the range of Austen’s photography and specifically inserts her into a contemporary context as the modern woman she was. 22 newly printed photographs are paired, and accompanied by interpretive text by leading scholars, artists and activists from the LGBTQ+ and allied community. In June 2017 the Alice Austen House, where Austen and Tate, lived together for nearly 30 years, marked its national designation as a site of LGBTQ+ history

On view September 21st 2022 through February 15th 2023

This exhibition was made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Institute of Museum and Library Services; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature