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Charles P. Sifton Gallery

The Gallery is dedicated to United States District Judge Charles P. Sifton in recognition of his commitment to the public’s free access to the arts and in memory of the many excellent art exhibits and performances the Judge arranged for the Court family. Since its dedication in 2010, curators have included Judge Sifton, Judge Raymond J. Dearie, and current curator Judge Robert M. Levy.

The exhibit space is located on the first floor. It is open to the public on weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


  • Resilience in Color and Form, an Exhibition of Art by the New York Branch of The National League of American Pen Women. The exhibit opens on March 27, 2024.
  • The Extraordinary Life of Sterling Johnson, Jr.: A Legend in Public Service, a tribute to the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr.. The exhibit opens on February 27, 2023
  • Photographic Justice: A Tribute to Corky Lee, a group photography exhibit. The exhibit opens on May 20, 2022
  • Larry Siegel: A 60 Year Legacy of New York and Beyond, an exhibition of photographs by Larry Siegel. The exhibit opens December 9, 2021
  • Full Circle an exhibition of photographs by Donato Di Camillo The exhibit opens October 29, 2019
  • Exhibition of Paintings by Nancy Fabrizio, The exhibit opens April 25, 2019
  • Bearing Witness: Incorrigible Girls of New York. The exhibit opens October 11, 2018
  • "Greetings from Coney Island" - A Group Photography Exhibit - The exhibit opens on June 28, 2018 and runs through September 28, 2018..
  • From Lawyer to Firefighter to Artist--Brenda Berkman's "36 Views of One World Trade Center" - The exhibition opens on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
  • "My Eyes on New York” by Rick Kopstein- September 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm and runs through December 28, 2017
  • The World of Bob Mankoff: A Cartoon Retrospective Illustrations by Bob Mankoff
  • Perseverance,” an exhibition of paintings by Ndume Olatushani - The exhibition runs through May 20, 2017.
  • See My Voice” by Joseph DeCandido - The exhibit opens on July 7, 2016 at 5:30 P.M.
  • Massimalismo 5 by Arnaldo M. Boscherini (Mabi) - The exhibit opens on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at 5:00 pm and runs through May 30, 2016.
  • The Eastern District in the Headlines (04/28/2015)
  • USMS - 225th Anniversary (12/08/2014)
  • Barbara Rocco’s “Res Ipsa Loquitur” (10/07/2014)
  • History NYPD, NYPD Museum (06/09/2014)
  • Kamilla Talbot's "Getting Outside" (02/20/2014)
  • Bernard Aptekar's "Critical Portraits" (10/2/2013)
  • Susan Rowland's "Uncontained Forces" (05/15/2013)
  • After Hours (01/16/2013)
  • Diana Moore's Exhibit, "Models for Public Works" (09/14/2011)
  • Shirley and Andrea Shepherd Exhibit (05/26/2010)
  • Russel Munson Exhibit (05/21/2009)
  • Gallery Dedication featuring Maya Lin, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Ned Smyth, Michael Spano and Donald Sultan (09/29/2010)
  • Mia Grosjean's "Ambassador's Daughter" Exhibit (11/06/2008)
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's Exhibit: "Helping the Neediest Holocaust Victims: From the Eastern District to Eastern Europe" (07/14/2008)
  • Herb Block's exhibit (06/01/2008)
  • Nancy Richardson Exhibit (10/25/2007)