Art and Art History


Spring Break Trip to New York City
March 11-14, 2019

The Department of Art and Art History is sponsoring a student trip to Manhattan in New York City for Art and Art History majors over spring break. The purpose of the trip is to enable our students to visit some of the major art museums and galleries that make New York the art capital of the eastern United States. The number of students is limited. 

Manhattan: New York's cultural center
Manhattan is one of the most vibrant and interesting places in the US, with an incomparable range of museums, parks, restaurants, creative industries and people all co-existing on an easily navigable and friendly island. We will be centrally located, staying in the Chelsea neighborhod. Google map of our location

Spending Money

Plan to bring at least $80/day in spending money for museum admissions, meals and transportation.

Trip Deposit
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by Friday, February 1st, 2019.

Plane Ticket 
If you are traveling on the group flight, you will need to purchase your own plane ticket with a group ticket code given by Dr. Kirschke after 5 pm on Friday, February 1st. The cost of the ticket will be $361. 

Transportation to and from LaGuardia Airport:
We will have either a bus/van reserved or put students in a taxi with an adult chaperone. The Art & Art History department will cover this expense.

The weather during early March is usually winter-like, with temperatures in the 40s-50s during the day and well below freezing at night. It may snow or there may be snow on the ground.

Where You Will Stay: Chelsea International Hostel (251 W. 23rd Street)
Chelsea International Hostel has reserved 10 two-bed rooms (5 with private bathrooms and 5 with shared bathrooms). The location in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood is one of New York's safest. The hotel is close to restaurants, galleries and subway stations. Click here to view the hostel's website.

8:45 am: Meet at Wilmington Airport. American Airlines FLIGHT #3320 leaves ILM at 10:19 am
12:06 pm:
Arrive in NYC at La Guardia Airport. Shuttle bus will pick up at 12:45 pm.
Afternoon and evening free. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art are all open on Monday until 5:30 pm (see below for more information).

9:30 am: Leave Chelsea Hostel courtyard for The Metropolitan Museum of Art . The MET is located on Central Park at 1000 Fifth Avenue. Museum admission is $10 with Student I.D. if you are with our group and $12 if you are on your own.

We will go to MOMA after the MET, after lunch. It is about a 30 minute walk, or quick bus ride. You can eat lunch inside the MET, or anywhere you want.

3:15 pm: Meet at The Museum of Modern Art. MOMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street. Museum admission for students is $10 with Student I.D. if you are with our group and $12 if you are on your own.

Free day! With Art suggestions:
There is an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art which is located at 99 Gansevoort Street, at the base of the famous High Line park. Museum admission is $18 with Student I.D.

There is a Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum which is located at 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York. Museum admission for students is $10 with Student I.D.

Met Breuer is located on 945 Madison Ave at 75th St. Museum admission is $12 with Student I.D.

Robert Mapplethorpe's photography exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum, located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street. The building alone is worth the visit! Museum admission for students is $18 with Student I.D.

10:00 am: Leave Hostel for La Guardia Airport; American Airlines FLIGHT #3943 leave LGA at 1:09 pm and arrives in Wilmington at 2:55 pm

Web Resources
Museum and Gallery Guide from
New York City attractions from