10/27/187:00pm– 7:00pm

Ghostly Intimations

Meet at Fort Wadsworth. Event is indoors, but not heated, so bring a jacket and a flashlight!

The Alice Austen House is proud to present An Evening of Ghostly Intimations on October 27th, at Fort Wadsworth, 7-9:00pm followed by a cocktail reception at the museum from 9:00-Midnight.


Now in its sixth year, Ghostly Intimations gathers speakers from a range of artistic backgrounds to discuss histories around death and the occult. This year we are proud to present:

Corinne May Botz, a photographic artist, writer, and filmmaker who will present work looking at haunted sites throughout the United States from her book Haunted Houses published by The Monacelli Press/Random House. The series was inspired by turn of the century spirit photographs and Victorian ghost stories written by women as a means of articulating domestic discontents.   

Jessica Regan, Associate Curator of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Regan specializes in 18th- and 19th-century fashion and will give a talk on the exhibition Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, which explored the evolution of mourning dress traditions in the 19th and early-20th centuries

Ginger Strand is the author of one novel and three works of narrative nonfiction, most recently, The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic. She has written for a wide range of magazines, including Harper's, Pacific Standard, Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Time. She will present her book on interstate highways and the killers who have haunted them, Killer on the Road.

Angela Strassheim, an art photographer whose work has been exhibited internationally in many galleries and museums including The Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum. She will present work from her series “Evidence” which investigates the aftermath of crime scenes. In the work, Strassheim asks “could we be a victim of violence or perform an act of violence against a loved one out of our immense capacity to feel jealousy, anger, rage, and desperation in a moment of extreme emotion? These photographs allow the viewer to entertain the idea that this situation could involve any one of us.”

Alice Austen House and NYC Parks co-host this evening. The event starts at Fort Wadsworth, 20 New York Avenue, Staten Island and ends at the Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd.

Tickets for non-members: $15, tickets for members: $12. Cocktail ticket: $25

For more information and tickets click HERE.