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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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Art Alumni Show 2020

Curated by Marlene McCarty

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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


The Commons wall will start to exhibit BFA

Ryan Zogheb
Nov 3 - 8

David Ma
FLAG? (where. are. you. really. from?) 
Nov 10 -15

Brock Riggins
Hehehe, I guess I'll see each other on the Other side.... but there IS that (Colorado Fire 2020)
Nov 17 - 22

Shane Weiss
Dec 1 - 6

Li-chun Pan
A flower in the desert 
Dec 8 - 13

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.

Art Alumni Show 2020
Curated by Marlene McCarty
Theme: WEED.
During NYU’s Alumni Weekend October 23 - 25, 2020

Damien Davis has a solo exhibition, HARD LINE FADE, at Charlie James Gallery. Opening October 24th and running thru November 28th, 2020.

Allison Somers is included the Centre Pompidou's exhibition, Dust: The Plates of the PresentA photographic installation and a collective project, initiated by Thomas Fougeirol and Jo-ey Tang, 2013-2018. October 21 - March 8, 2020/21 

Nathan Storey Freeman has a new series of photographs created during quarantine, until further notice. These works will be on view alongside an installation by Clover Archer at the Prattsville Art Center in the Northern Catskills beginning October 17, 2020.