The Met Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met or The Met Fifth Avenue, provides visitors with over 5,000 years of art from all cultures and time periods. The museum's current location in Central Park has expanded to cover over two million square feet since opening in 1880. Fordham students can take advantage of all the treasures and history that are housed in the Met, while some Fordham classes make regularly scheduled visits to the museums as a part of course study. Check out The Met to find out the different exhibitions and events that are available throughout the year.
The Museum of Modern Art
Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, the Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. MoMA contains extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art. MoMA’s close location to Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus provides students with one of a kind art and cultural experiences. Fordham Students can take advantage of MoMA by paying $14 dollars for a student ticket or exploring MoMA on Fridays for free after 4 p.m.
Museum of Art and Design
The Museum of Art and Design (MAD) is located at Columbus Circle, just a couple steps from the Lincoln Center Campus. Mad features the contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. MAD also provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving 21st-century innovation. Learn more about the creative processes of art and design that are on display at the MAD.
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a floating museum; docked and located near Times Square that showcases various jets, planes, and a space shuttle, all on the USS Intrepid. Visitors can learn about the naval and aeronautic history pre-dating World War II. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Learn more about the Intrepid.
The Tenement Museum
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a five-story brick tenement building that was the residence of an estimated 7,000 people, from around the world from 1863 to 1935. The building now acts as a museum that provides visitors with a historical perspective on the various immigrant experiences throughout the 19th and 20th century. Fordham students are encouraged to explore this culturally enriched spot. Various Fordham professors have invited guest speakers from the Tenement Museum as well as taken students to visit on class outings. Find out about future events.
Nestled in the vast skyline of New York City, The Morgan Library & Museum gives visitors a glance into the once private library of financier Pierpont Morgan. Morgan began collecting the various manuscripts, prints, and illustrations as early as 1890. Visitors can now view all of the collected works for both research and pleasure purposes. Check out upcoming events at the Morgan Library.
The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection is a museum located in the Upper Eastside of Manhattan. The Frick contains a vast collection of European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. Some of the featured artists include Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Goya, and Whistler. The museum opened in 1935 and continued to collect works until Mr. Frick’s passing. Students can visit and experience the museum’s special exhibitions, concert series, lectures, symposia, and education programs that nurture artistic appreciation. Plan a visit and check out The Frick Collection.
The Schomburg Center
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library that is a part of the New York Public Library. The Schomburg contains an archive repository for information on people of African descent worldwide. Located in the Harlem neighborhood, Fordham students can take advantage of the various resources like the Art and Artifacts Division, the Jean Blackwell Hutson General Research and Reference Division, the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division, and the Photographs and Prints Division. In addition to research, students can experience readings, discussions, art exhibitions, and theatrical performances. Find out about upcoming events.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum features a collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art. The museum collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. Experience the Guggenheim.
The American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world. The complex comprises 28 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. Visitors can view over 33 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time, and occupies more than 2,000,000 square feet. The one mission statement of the American Museum of Natural History is: "To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe." Discover the American Museum of Natural History.
The Cloisters is a museum that specializes in European medieval architecture, sculpture and decorative arts. The Cloisters is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibits include both pieces of art as well as the building itself and the surrounding gardens. The museum contains approximately five thousand medieval works of art from the Mediterranean and Europe, mostly from the 12th to 15th centuries, that is from the Byzantine to the early renaissance periods, but also works dating from the bronze and early iron ages. Check out The Cloisters to find out the different exhibitions and events that are available throughout the year.
The Whitney Museum of American Art provides visitors with a collection of 20th- and 21st-century American art. Housing a permanent collection of more than 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and artifacts of new media, the Whitney features more than 3,000 artists. Art and culture are happening all around New York City. Fordham students can experience the works of living artist at the Whitney. Discover upcoming events that students can experience.