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Forms for Graduate and Undergraduate StudentsCameron Small

Degree Audit Form (link pending)

MASO is the graduate student-run art history organization that provides a wealth of information relating to studying for comprehensive exams and language exams and MA thesis guidelines study sessions. They also generously provide the refreshments for the department mixers.

For information and questions please visit: 

Useful Resources and Links for Students

New York is home to a diverse group of cultural institutions, libraries, and archives that offer invaluable resources in all fields of art historical study. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it provides a starting point for the viewing and researching of art in New York City.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Cloisters
The Thomas J. Watson Library

The Frick Collection
The Frick Library

The Museum of Modern Art
MoMA Library

On behalf of The Museum of Modern Art, we’d like to invite you to join us at a series of events called PopRally. PopRally is a program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 that features collaborations with artists and musicians, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions. Past events include performances by Cat Power, Patti Smith, Black Meteoric Star, and Sigur Rós and collaborations with Doug Aitken, Marcel Dzama, and Spike Jonze. These events have low ticket costs, complimentary drinks, and the opportunity to be in the Museum and participate in events during non-public hours. You can find out more about the series at

We invite you to join our mailing list at:

Frankenthaler Very SmallThe Whitney Museum of American Art
Free for students with CUNY ID.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

New York Public Library

Archives of American Art

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

The American Numismatic Society

CUNY Latin/Greek Institute
Offers fellowships specifically for graduate art historians.

Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum

Hispanic Society of America

Dia Center for the Arts

El Museo del Barrio

Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology

Asia Society and Museum

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

The Jewish Museum

International Center of Photography
Research Center (with library and archives)

Helpful Websites for Researching Photography

Rubin Museum of Art

Museum for African Art

New Museum of Contemporary Art

Neue Galerie

Pilot Program to Borrow Books
Graduate Center students and faculty now have the opportunity to borrow books through a newly launched pilot program established by NYPL Research Libraries, and Columbia and NYU libraries. MaRLI (Manhattan Research Libraries Initiative) allows you to borrow books within certain parameters established by the libraries. This pilot program runs through June 2012.

At NYPL Research Libraries, many books that were non-circulating may now be borrowed under this program. You can establish eligibility for the program in this way:

  • If you do not already have an NYPL library card, apply for one online:
  • Consult with a research librarian at NYPL and complete the online application for MaRLI membership as directed. (Call the library – the consultation may be waived.)
  • For further information, see the NYPL/MaRLI page.