Department of Art & Art History
The department functions in two main Manhattan locations, the main campus at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue and the MFA Studio Building at 205 Hudson Street in Tribeca. The main campus at 68th Street houses the administration, the Leubsdorf Art Gallery, and the Zabar Art Library with extensive databases including Artstor, a digital source of over one million images in the arts and humanities. It also houses fully equipped workshops on the 11th floor for audio & video production, photography, printmaking, metal, wood and plaster, as well as a computer lab and painting and drawing studios. The basement of Thomas Hunter Hall, the adjacent building, houses the clay workshop.
The MFA Building is a large, unique facility that plays a significant role in the life of the college and, indeed, the city as a whole. The building houses a number of workshops and labs including photography, wood, metal, printmaking and ceramics studios, as well as digital audio and video production labs.
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, located at the main campus, houses professionally organized exhibits that support the educational programs of the Department of Art & Art History at Hunter College.The gallery at 205 Hudson Street is home to each semester’s MFA thesis exhibitions and other exhibitions supporting the department’s educational mission. Students in both the MA and MFA programs have opportunities to make curatorial and research contributions to shows mounted at the Hunter College Galleries.