Abrons Arts Center is a home for contemporary interdisciplinary arts in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. A core program of the Henry Street Settlement, Abrons believes that access to the arts is essential to a free and healthy society. Through performance presentations, exhibitions, education programs, and residencies, Abrons mobilizes communities with the transformative power of art.
Digital storytelling platform My Projects Runway celebrates women residents of Lower East Side public housing who have contributed to transformative change in our neighborhood with portraits from Courtney Garvin and a video work by Christopher Currence.Learn More
Capturing the perspectives and experiences of inner-city, east coast, and Latinx-American lives and their rituals, Can We Talk? reflects on the romance and hyperbole embedded in everyday symbols.
Taken between 2009 and 2020, La Vida en Loisaida (Life on the Lower East Side) amplifies the pride of longtime LES residents, in the wake of the neighborhood’s rapid and difficult changes.
2019-2020 Visual Artist AIRspace residents Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Arisleyda Dilone, Alicia Mersy, and Charisse Pearlina Weston, share work they developed during their residency period at Abrons Arts Center.
Photoville’s 10 Under 10 featuring presentations from The New York Times, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Abrons Arts Center, Magnum Foundation, Pulitzer Center, Indigenous Photo, United Nations Women, Joseph Rodriguez, The Darkroom Masters, and National Geographic featuring live music from Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project.Learn More
Photographers Destiny Mata and Gogy Esparza discuss their artistic practices and the role New York City plays in shaping their aesthetic perspectives. Moderated by Abrons Arts Center’s Director of Programming, Ali Rosa-Salas.Learn More