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80 Washington Square East

80WSE Gallery

80 Washington Square East is a not-for-profit gallery affiliated with the Department of Art and Art Professions that presents contemporary and historical exhibitions.  The gallery resides in the historic Benedick building at Washington Square Park, originally commissioned in 1879 by Lucius Tuckerman, a wealthy iron manufacturer. 

Each spring, the gallery hosts MFA Thesis exhibitions.  Throughout the school year, student installations from the MFA, BFA, and Costume Studies MA programs are on view in the Project Space.

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Student Exhibitions

MFA Thesis shows will be on view at 80 Washington Square East

80 Washington Square East is free and open to the public by appointment only Wednesday through Saturday from 12–5 pm. Wheelchair accessibility through Goddard Hall at 79 Washington Square East. 

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April 3–17
Lauren Ball
James Borguez
Riley Dunbar
Mina System
Jesse Thompson

May 8–22
Victoire Bourgois
Jazmín Lopez
Robbie Mcdonald
Raisa Nosova
Lidija Ristić


BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions will be on view in the Commons Gallery at Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, NY, March 20 - May 5, 2021.

These exhibitions may be viewed by appointment only and all visitors to the Barney Building must comply with NYU's COVID-19 Screener protocols for Campus Access.  Appointments may be requested through this link with at least 7 days advance notice.

GROUP I, March 20 - 25
Finding Oneself Inside
Faculty: Terike Haapoja
Anokhi Bafna, Mady Madison, Dora Duan, Giovanna Germano Pedrinola, Shauna Park, Yeji Yang

GROUP II, April 3 - 8
Merging Freeways
Faculty: Hiroshi Sunairi
Adrian Beyer, Sofie Cisneros, Naava Guaraca, Eleisha McCorkle, Tonisha Hope McCorkle, Camila Rodriguez Jimenez, Julia Seo, Xiaoli Zhou

GROUP III, April 17 - 22
Can We?
Faculty: Dana DeGuilio
Victor Li, Adrian Oh, Andre Ransom, Adam Wolf, YuXuan Zhu

GROUP IV, May 1 - 6
Come Closer
Faculty: Jonathan Berger
Oona Bebout, Yinan (Rebecca) Chen, Derek Koffi-Ziter, Les-lie Lopez, Wei Song, Maddy Stafford, Lara Strassberg, Isabella Wang, Shane Weiss

Faculty Exhibitions

Below are highlighted exhibitions featuring full time and adjunct faculty.   

Lyle Ashton Harris: Ektachrome Archive is on view at ICA Miami thru May 31, 2021. 

Chris Bogia's installation The Sun, The City, is on view at Art-in-Buildings at 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY.


Alumni Exhibitions

Below are highlighted exhibitions featuring alumni.

Jesse James Thompson (MFA) will be exhibiting in CLAY:BODY at The University of Dayton Radial Gallery opening March 4 - April 1, 2021

Carol Bove's (BS), The séances aren’t helping is the second commission to be featured on the facade of The Met Fifth Avenue, March - November, 2021.

Maryam Ghoreishi (VAA) has curated Out of Sight, Beyond Touch, at Center for Book Arts in New York, January 15 - March 27, 2021.