Alice Austen House Museum
Museum type :
Art and History

Established in :
1690

Holidays :
Thursday

Visiting Hours :
10 A.M. TO 5.00 P.M.& Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM

Contact No :
(718) 816-4506

Location :
Staten Island , United States

Display Objects :

The Alice Austen House Museum on Staten Island recalls the world of an exceptional woman, photographer Alice Austen.

Austens quaint, Victorian cottage-style home, with a magnificent view of New York Harbor, displays prints from the large glass negative collection of her work that depict turn-of-the-century American life.




Description :

  • The City bought the Austen house in 1975 and restored it and the grounds in 1984-85.

  • The Victorian garden was replanted according to Austen photographs with shrubs such as weeping mulberry and flowering quince.

  • The Staten Island Historical Society owns Austen's collection of negatives and helps the Friends of Alice Austen House which operates the museum, present photographic exhibitions at "Clear Comfort."

  • Together with the restored cottage and gardens, the exhibitions perpetuate "Austen's life, her times and her art."