via Staten Island Tourism – Staten Island is home to a number of galleries, featuring the works of local and world renowned artists, both classical and contemporary.
The Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island’s (COAHSI) Curiosity Project is a temporary, pop-up collaborative studio in Stapleton. It features exhibitions and events created by an artist-in-residence (aka the “Art Instigator”) and the local community. Each month long exhibition focuses on a different theme, where people with little to no experience can try something new. The studio is open from 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday programming varies monthly. (Check here for up-to-date event info.) The Curiosity Project is located at 143 Beach Street, Staten Island, NY 10304.
The Alice Austen House celebrates the photographic work of Alice Austen and exhibits contemporary photography, while the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art features local and international artists in all mediums.
Complementing the Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden has galleries in their Visitors Center and the Main Hall.
Also on the grounds of Snug Harbor is the Noble Maritime Collection displays the lithographs, sketches and paintings of John A. Noble as well as contemporary and historic works celebrating New York City’s waterfront.
The Staten Island Museum has an extensive fine art collection dating from 1905 and frequently holds exhibitions of contemporary Staten Island artists.