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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.

Learn more about 80WSE


Student Exhibitions

There are no events on site at our exhibition spaces at Barney until further notice. 80 Washington Square East Gallery is open to the public by appointment. 


October 21–24
Masamitsu Shigeta

October 28–31
Anna Ambrose

November 4–7 
Cindy Conrad

November 11–14
Nathan Friedman

November 18–21
Marian Williams

December 2–5
Lloyd Foster

December 9–12
Birdie Hall

January 6–9
Jordan Holm

January 13–16
Lisa Park 

January 20–23
Kristin Ríkharðsdóttir

Senior Honors Studio

February 10 - March 13, 2021
Gallery One
80 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003

Senior Honors Studio 2020/21 chronicles a series of five, week-long exhibitions, featuring pairs of BFA Studio Art majors working in close collaboration with curatorial Masters/ PhD candidates from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. The exhibitions are conceived under the dual auspices of the student organized NYU Curatorial Collaborative and the Senior Honors Studio Program. 

February 10 - February 13
Exhibition Title: Inside / Outside
Curator: Janelle Miniter
Artists: Naava Guaraca, Eleisha McCorkle, and Tonisha McCorkle

February 17 - February 20
Curator: Leigh Peterson
Artists: Les-lie López and Camila Rodriguez Jimenez

February 24 - February 27
Exhibition Title: The Intersubjective World
Curator: Chloë Courtney
Artists: Oona Bebout and Yinan (Rebecca) Chen

March 3 - March 6
Exhibition Title: Independent Research: Perceived Selves
Curator: Martina Lentino
Artists: Derek Koffi-Ziter and Isabella Wang

March 10 - March 13
Exhibition Title: Embodied Space
Curator: Madeleine Morris
Artists: Giovanna Pedrinola and 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. 

Kiki Smith has an exhibition, Hearing You with My Eyes at Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (MCBA) in Lausanne Switzerland from October 9, 2020–January 10, 2021.



Alumni Exhibitions

Below are highlighted exhibitions featuring alumni.

Robin Crookall (MFA) is exhibiting Real Spaces at Penumbra Project Space, December 8th, 2020 — January 15th, 2021.

Alex McQuilkin (MFA) is in Beyond Appearances, Women Looking at Women at Kunstraum LLC.  

Bob Szantyr (BFA) has a show at Auxiliary Projects, Stand in the Place where You Live.

Yi Xin Tong (MFA) has an online solo show, World River Atlas at Vanguard Gallery in Shanghai, December 12 - March 30, 2020/21.