Alice Austen House


Support the Alice Austen House, a place where history inspires the present.

Thank you for making a donation to the Alice Austen House! Your support makes it possible for us to share Alice Austen’s life story and inspirational photography with over 5,000 students and more than 30,000 visitors per year. We are so proud to partner with our supporters to provide meaningful public exhibitions and programs supporting emerging and established photographers and weekend family programs. 

2019 was a transformative year for the Alice Austen House. After several years of research and planning, the House completely redesigned and reinterpreted its public spaces, creating an open and welcoming exhibition that tells the story of Austen’s life and work. The new permanent installation forcefully presents the importance of Austen’s photography and celebrates her virtuosity. It centers her identity as a lesbian and celebrates her 53 year relationship with Gertrude Tate. 

The Alice Austen House is truly a living, breathing photographic museum with two new modernized gallery spaces for contemporary photography, including a designated space for educational programming and the display of student work. This new installation presents history to inspire the exploration of personal identity through the lens of Alice Austen.

Your donation today shows your support of history and art making at the Alice Austen House. Our donors inspire us to do more and do better. Thank you for your support.



Victoria Munro

Executive Director