About : Our Building
The Bronfman Center Brownstone was purchased and renovated by New York University in the early 1990s. The well-preserved facade with elaborate wood detailing was designed by Lockwood De Forest, one of the founding members of the Associated Artists, the decorative arts aetelier he co-founded with Louis Comfort Tiffany and Candace Wheeler in 1879. Inspired by his wedding trip to India, De Forest decorated the facade with low relief teak carvings produced in a Ahmedabad factory, particularly around the building's main entry and the projecting oriel on the second floor. Widely admired for its decoration and furnishings, in 1900 a writer for House Beautiful called it the "most beautiful Indian House in America." Today the Bronfman Center boasts a gallery, several beautiful multi-purpose and prayer spaces, a well stocked Jewish library and place of study, a quaint living-room style space, a student lounge, three balconies, offices, and more.
Take a Tour
See our beautiful building, reserve a room for your function or event, schedule a visit to the Bronfman Center or find out more about the Kosher Cafeteria.
In the Gallery
Learn more about the Bronfman Center Gallery and read about our current exhibition of student artwork. Also learn how to submit your own work to our gallery for consideration.