80WSE is an extension of the Department of Art and Art Professions in the NYU Steinhardt School.
Under the curatorial direction of Nicola Lees, 80WSE gallery presents contemporary and historical exhibitions, as well as experimental projects by noted artists and curators, produced in collaboration with faculty and students from the Department of Art and Art Professions. Each spring, 80WSE hosts the department’s MFA Thesis exhibitions.
80WSE also displays exhibitions in two Windows Galleries, on view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Broadway Windows at Broadway and East 10th Street, and Washington Square Windows, on the east side of Washington Square Park.
Located in New York's legendary East Village, NYU Steinhardt's Department of Art and Art Professions is closely tied to the international art world in all its dimensions. The department's interdisciplinary approach to art, with its commitment to autonomy and experimentation as well as research, collaboration, and community practice, underscores the central role of visual art within contemporary culture.