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.


Coming soon:

Almost Like We Know

Exhibition lasts from July 15 – September 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 15, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

In Almost Like We Know, David Loncle looks at the spaces inside and out of us that form and inform the structures of our living.  In an exploration of change and uncertainty, Loncle asks how meaning arises through recognition and the lack thereof.  His collection of paintings is about a feeling of distance and seeks to make visible—in some uncertain way—the conventions, questions, and boundaries that define.


Mexico/Staten Island: Photographs of a Community

Exhibition lasts from July 15 – September 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 15, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

The photographs of Mexico/Staten Island are part of Irma Bohórquez-Geisler’s ongoing social-documentary series, “Simple Moments of an Emerging Presence.” The 35 silver gelatin portraits of the fast-growing Mexican immigrant population of the Staten Island community was curated by Professor Edward J. Sullivan, the Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art, New York University. The photographs show family traditions and simple moments of daily life at home, in stores, on the street, at work, and at church.


Points of View

Exhibition lasts from July 8 – September 17, 2017
Opening Reception: July 8, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

David Saul sets out with his camera to find all kinds of scenes in the streets of New York City. Points of View is a show inspired by the cityscapes of Manhattan, Staten Island, and South Florida, connecting them through their varied landscapes and interesting juxtapositions.