Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

New York, NY

Museums on Location

MUSE 360

Dates: May 21-26, 2023 in New York City*

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kariann Fuqua, Instructional Assistant Professor of Art & Director of Museum Studies

Cost: $1,350 plus tuition

Application deadline: April 6, 2023

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  • Visit New York City, home to over 100 museums, to explore world famous institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and the American Museum of Natural History.
  • Learn to identify defining characteristics of art, historical, memorial, heritage, and science museums and how they differ.
  • Evaluate an exhibition by analyzing its public programming to achieve educational goals.
  • Analyze museums from a visitor prospective and examine ways museums court membership and financial support.
  • Learn about the diverse architectural styles of museums and how this reflects organizations’ missions.

*Itinerary and class dates are subject to change. Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements.

Dates and Location: Students will meet in New York on May 21. They will spend six days in New York visiting museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim, 9/11 Memorial MuseumThe Studio Museum in HarlemTenement MuseumMuseum of Jewish HeritageMOMANational Museum of the American Indian, and The New Museum. Class activities will end on May 26 and students may depart or continue their travels independently.

This program is offered as part of the Museum Studies minor, and may be of interest to students from Art and Art History, Anthropology and Sociology, Classics, History, and Southern Studies. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from New York. Shared accommodations will be provided on site. Airfare can be billed to student Bursar accounts by making arrangements through Amber Gregory at Travel Leaders,, or 901-507-8463.

The Study USA program fee is $1,350, plus tuition. Included in the program fee are accommodation, admission to the museums, and select group meals. Excluded from the program fee are tuition, most meals, airport transportation, airfare, and personal spending money.

Study USA Scholarships

Deadline: Coincides with program deadline

Outreach Study USA Scholarship
The Outreach Study USA Scholarship supports student participation in Study USA courses. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $750 and are designed to help offset the additional expenses associated with academic travel.

Carolyn Ellis Staton Study USA Scholarship
The Carolyn Ellis Staton Study USA Scholarship was established to increase access to unique experiential learning programs. These scholarships will help to make engaging educational travel opportunities more accessible to students with financial need. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $750 and are designed to help offset the additional expenses associated with academic travel.