IMPORTANT UPDATE! The Staten Island Museum’s 73rd Annual Fence Show is now on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023!
Due to inclement weather, the Fence Show and Biergarten have been moved.
Free with Museum Admission
Join the opening reception for Yes, And – a survey exhibition of art and artists connected to Staten Island. It is a current version of the Staten Island Museum’s longstanding tradition of holding juried art shows for more than 70 years. Yes, And presents over 30 artists showcasing recent work in video, performance, painting, photography, installation, drawing, and more.
The theme Yes, And suggests the abundance of experience on and perception of Staten Island. This complicated and prodigious borough contains a multitude of narratives that cumulatively offer an earnest impression of life in the United States. The title is a reference to a classic improv rule-of-thumb requiring performers to accept what another participant is suggesting, and then build on it. In this way, Yes, And presents an expansive theme for artists to consider and encourages the open sharing of ideas and perspectives.