Visual Arts Galleries

Ildiko Butler Gallery at LC

Student exhibition in the Ildiko Butler Gallery

Located just steps from the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Arts and Design, our galleries at Fordham offer students the rare opportunity to exhibit their work in the heart of the arts capital of the world. Each spring semester, our spaces are exclusively dedicated to solo and two-person Senior Exhibitions, with jam-packed opening receptions that are among the University’s highlights of the year.

From May through February, the galleries host faculty-curated shows that feature the work of established and emerging contemporary artists, designers, and architects. Students work directly with these professionals in mounting the shows and are invited to attend guest lectures, panel discussions, and other programming events surrounding the exhibitions.

Please see our gallery homepage for a full listing of current and past exhibitions.

Ildiko Butler Gallery

Located just inside the school’s main entrance, the Ildiko Butler Gallery focuses on thematic group exhibitions of contemporary photographers, painters, architects, designers, and filmmakers. Available as teaching tools to the Visual Arts Department, our shows in this space pertain to the Visual Arts curriculum and its relation to wider artistic issues.

Location and hours: The Ildiko Butler Gallery is open every day 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., except during University holidays. The Fordham University entrance is at 113 West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue, one block west from the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station (A, B, C, D, 1). The gallery is located past Security on the left-hand side of the lobby.

Lipani Gallery

The Lipani Gallery presents solo and group exhibitions of student work as well as exhibitions of work by professional artists, architects, and designers.

Location and hours: The Lipani Gallery is open every day 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., except during University holidays. The Fordham University entrance is located at 113 West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue, one block west from the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station (A, B, C, D, 1). The Lipani Gallery is located in the Visual Arts Complex on the ground level of the University.

Hayden Hartnett Project Space

This space presents yearlong exhibitions of work produced by students in the Department of Theatre and Visual Art. Located in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus, the Hayden Hartnett Project Space introduces prospective students and their parents to the high caliber of visual work produced at Fordham University.

Location and hours: The Hayden Hartnett Project Space is inside the Office of Undergraduate Admission on the second floor of the Leon Lowenstein building and is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gallery Assistantships

Work with professional artists and designers. Learn how to write press releases, compile mailing lists, and solicit media coverage. Help secure loans and confirm checklists. Get hands-on experience planning and mounting shows. An assistantship at the Fordham galleries will introduce you to the nuts and bolts of realizing an exhibition from conception to deinstallation.

For more information on the galleries or on internships, contact Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock, Director, Ildiko Butler Gallery, Lipani Gallery, and Hayden Hartnett Project Space.