The Alice Austen House is a living, breathing photographic museum. In addition to the permanent exhibition exploring the life and photographic legacy of Alice Austen we curate three changing contemporary exhibitions per year. These changing exhibitions explore essential intersections between Austen’s work and contemporary themes in art and journalistic photography.



THIS EXHIBITION IS SUPPORTED 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

Past Exhibitions


Opening March:

The Alice Austen Triennial of Photography


“From the outside, this charming cottage looks like any other late 17th-century Dutch Colonial House. Step inside, and you’ll soon discover it was the home base for one of New York’s most celebrated female photographers.” 

Atlas Obscura, 2018