The Commons Galleries at Snug Harbor works with local artists and curators to strengthen community engagement.

The Galleries opened in Spring 2016 and are located within the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

Botany and Beauty:
Artists Celebrate the Plants of Snug Harbor

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
The Commons Galleries | Building G
$5 Gallery Admission ($4 Students/Seniors/Members. Free for children under 12.)
Exhibition lasts from April 26-June 25

Opening Reception: Sat, May 6, 2017, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM (Free Admission)

Support your favorite local artists in Botany and Beauty, a group show celebrating art inspired by Snug Harbor’s gardens, plants, and flowers.

Plants give us the air we breathe and the food we eat through the oxygen and sugars produced by photosynthesis. That same process nourished the very origins of life over 400 million years ago. Plants also sustain us on a spiritual level, giving us continuity, peace, and inspiring botanical gardens like Snug Harbor.

In Botany and Beauty, the artists express their gratitude to our local flora through sculpture, painting, printmaking, and mixed media.

Artists: Larry Anderson, Mary Bullock, Anthony Butera, Richard Capuozzo, Brendan Coyle, Steve Foust, Griselda Healy, Patti Kelly, Ann Marie McDonnell, Bill Murphy, John Naughton, Kurt Novak, Andrea Phillips, Vincent Verdi, Universal Temple of the Arts

Curator: Mary Bullock

The entrance to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is located at the front of Building C.  Summer hours are Wed-Sun, 10AM-5PM.


2017 NYC DOE Borough Arts Festival- Staten Island

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
May 6 – May 28

Now in its third year, the NYC DOE Borough Arts Festival- Staten Island is proud to return to the Newhouse Center of Contemporary Art, SHCC, to showcase artwork created by students in grades PreK through 12 from District 31 and District 75.

The NYC DOE Borough Arts Festival- Staten Island is part of a series of borough-wide events where students will showcase the visual and performing arts projects they’ve worked on throughout the school year at art galleries, theaters, museums, and public spaces. This year, the student visual arts exhibition will feature 180 exquisite pieces of 2D and 3D pieces of art.  Initiated by Chancellor Fariña in 2015, the Borough Arts Festival showcases and celebrates the visual and performing arts talents and skills of New York City’s public school students.