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Neuberger Museum of Art

The Neuberger Museum of Art is a rare cultural asset for a college campus. Celebrated internationally for its commitment to the art of our time and for its excellent exhibitions and programs, the Neuberger is the 10th largest university museum in the nation. It is housed in a spacious modern facility designed by the world-renowned architect Philip Johnson.

The museum’s remarkable permanent collection includes more than 6,000 works of uncompromised quality and variety. Featuring prestigious examples of modern, contemporary, and African art, holdings include the Roy R. Neuberger Collection of American Art; the Aimee W. Hirshberg and Lawrence Gussman Collections of African Art; the Hans Richter bequest of Dada and Surrealist objects; the George and Edith Rickey Collection of Constructivist art; American, Mexican, and European masterworks from the collection of the late Dina and Alexander Racolin; and the Luis Calzadilla Collection of Contemporary Latin American Art.

Nationally acclaimed exhibitions, educational services, public programs, lectures, family programs, art workshops, films, and concerts are presented throughout the year for the campus and the community. Changing exhibitions present a wide variety of media, forms, ideas, concepts, views, and talent in a balanced slate of thematic surveys, solo exhibitions, and period/time-specific shows. Many students use the museum’s resources in conjunction with classroom study and participate in the museum’s training program as interns and aides in research, public information, installation, and education.

Among its regular offerings, the museum presents the biennial Yaseen Lecture Series, featuring such noted speakers as Claes Oldenburg, Maya Angelou, Chuck Close, Robert Wilson, Meredith Monk, Andy Goldsworthy, and Faith Ringgold.

Admission to all museum programs is discounted or free to Purchase College students, faculty, and staff. The museum is open Tues. and Thurs.–Sun., noon–5 p.m.; Wed., noon–8 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and major holidays. For additional information and updates during 2016–2018, please visit the Neuberger Museum of Art at

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