The Shirley Fiterman Art Center (SFAC) at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is dedicated to organizing exhibitions of contemporary art and cultural programming through which it seeks to promote and enrich the educational mission of BMCC. SFAC provides a venue for diverse gallery programs and serves as a resource for the BMCC and Lower Manhattan communities that seeks to inspire dialogue and foster cultural understanding and awareness.

Artist talks, tours, workshops and other programs, as well as all exhibitions, are free of charge and open to the public.


The Shirley Fiterman Art Center is a not-for-profit organization housed in BMCC’s Fiterman Hall. The original structure, built in 1959, was donated to CUNY on behalf of BMCC in 1993 by Miles and Shirley Fiterman. Irreparably damaged in the attacks of 9/11, when Word Trade 7 fell against it, the building was rebuilt and reopened in 2012. Among other distinctive features, the Fiterman Hall features an expansive, ground-floor gallery that aims in part to honor the legacy of the Fitermans.

Leading philanthropists and collectors, the Fitermans amassed a collection based on a deep passion for art, and a profoundly held belief in the transformative power of art and culture. The Fitermans have also been long-time friends to BMCC, and have demonstrated commitment to BMCC’s mission to serve students from New York City, across the United States, and from countries around the world, who are working to improve their lives through education.


The Shirley Fiterman Art Center generally does not incorporate unsolicited proposals into our exhibition programming. We receive a high volume of proposals annually and as such only proposals that are under consideration will be contacted.

If you are interested in submitting your artwork or an exhibition proposal for review, you must submit a resume or CV, a one-page artist’s statement or exhibition proposal, and a maximum of five images.

All materials should be submitted via email to We ask that you do not make solicitations in person, by fax, or by phone.

Shirley Fiterman Art Center
81 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007
(212) 776-6237

Lisa Panzera, Director
Elsy Benitez, Curatorial Assistant