The historic 287 East 10th Street in the East Village had been occupied by the Boys Club of New York since its opening in 1901. Known as The Harriman Clubhouse, the Boys Club sold the building in 2019 ~ and the historic building entered into a lease with The Joyce Theater Foundation, with a promise to continue offering community services as well as opening a door into the arts.
As part of its transformation into an arts center, the Deer Gallery will open on the second floor, with its inaugural exhibition, Steven Hirsch: Crispy Critters. Featuring nearly 40 paintings and drawings from 2020-2023 by the self-taught artist, the exhibition will be on view from May 25 to July 1, 2023. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 25 from 6-8 p.m. The artist will be present.