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Upcoming Exhibit

March 10 – April 10, 2008

Austen at the Arsenal

Alice Austen (1866 - 1952) was one of America´s earliest and most prolific female photographers (producing images as early as 1878), a landscape designer (founder and first president of the Staten Island Garden Club), a master tennis player, and the first woman on Staten Island to own a car, which she knew how to fix when it broke down. Austen never married; instead she spent fifty years with Gertrude Tate, her longtime companion. A rebel, Austen broke away from the ties of her Victorian environment to create her own independent life.

This show of Austen´s photographs includes both newly-discovered works and old favorites by Austen. The exhibition is organized by the Alice Austen House Museum, a member of NYC Parks and Recreation´s Historic House Trust.
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