80 Washington Square East
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.
The gallery also exhibits work year-round, on view 7 days a week/24 hours a day, in the Broadway Windows, at Broadway and East 10th Street, and in the Washington Square Windows, located next to the gallery on Washington Square East.
80 Washington Square East (between West 4th and Washington Place)
New York, NY 10003
Exhibitions at 80WSE
80 Washington Square East (80WSE) curator Howie Chen talks recent opportunities and future plans.
The legendary filmmakers and video artist Charles Atlas, video synthesis pioneer Stephen Beck, and the collective, Forcefield, are among the artists highlighted in a collaboration between NYU Steinhardt and Electronic Arts Intermix.
"Irthebound” spotlights artist A.L. Steiner, while a companion show, “BREACH,” explores the US Army Corps of Engineers’ influence on the natural landscape.
From the Black roots of techno music to a modern take on allegory, NYU's art gallery is taking a socially-conscious and historic approach that aims to tackle "big questions" about society.