05/22/191:00pm– 5:00pm

Alice Austen House Museum Reopens to the Public with New Permanent Exhibition "New Eyes on Alice Austen"


The exhibition “New Eyes on Alice Austen” reopens the museum’s permanent spaces on May 22nd, 2019. The exhibition represents a multi-year project to update the presentation of Austen’s core story. Incorporating current scholarship, the re-envisioned permanent installation comprehensively demonstrates Austen’s contributions to photographic, immigration, women’s and LGBTQ history.  The installation will fully and truthfully interpret Austen’s life and work for visitors, students and scholars to understand and access. Significantly, the new permanent exhibition will place her long and loving relationship with Gertrude Tate in its proper context, highlighting the 2017 designation of the house as a national site of LGBTQ historic significance.

Exhibition Design: Coen Projekts