The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952). A vibrant cultural center, the Alice Austen House keeps the daring spirit of the early American photographer alive by presenting changing exhibitions of Alice Austen’s historic photographs and of contemporary photography, providing education programs for students, and offering a range of cultural programs for the public.
Arts Education Programming:
Alice Austen (1866 – 1952) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers, and over the course of her life she captured about 8,000 images. Our education programs, aligned with the Blueprint for Visual Arts and Common Core Standards offer students the opportunity to learn about Alice Austen and the history of photography, develop an understanding and appreciation for photographic works, and explore personal identity. Both museum and in-school programs allow students to apply aesthetic and technical skills to their own process of creating a photograph. Education programming is designed for Pre-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
Supports For Students With Disabilities
Ground-level entry, ramped wheelchair access, and/or elevators to the main floor, Wheelchair Access to Grounds and Gardens, Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom, Handicap Accessible Parking, The parking lot behind the house is graveled but leads to the handicapped entrance in the back of the house. The handicapped entrance is locked but upon request, we will open it but with so many windows wecan see people arrive from the back entrance.