With New York City only an hour train ride away students are able to access a city with a large art community quite easily. Events concerning art are never ending. Students can be and take part in such things to better their experiences and career.

Surround yourself in the Arts.

Society of Illustrators/Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. Notable Society members have been N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell, among many others.

Our Museum of Illustration was established in 1981. We offer year-round themed exhibits, art education programs and annual juried competitions. Our Permanent Collection houses 2,500 pieces that are cataloged for scholarly use and displayed periodically. In 2012, we created the MoCCA Gallery with a focus on curated exhibits of comic and cartoon art.

The Society is located at 128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065

Thomas Nast Collection - Morristown NJ

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum holds the largest single collection of Thomas Nast’s original works in the United States. Acquired by the Museum directly from the artist’s family, examples include drawings in both pencil and ink, gouache, paintings in watercolor and oils, preliminary drawings and doodles, and artist and printer proofs. The Nast archives contain his personal correspondence and personal photographs, including the family photo album.

About Nast:

Thomas Nast (1840-1902) immigrated to America from Landau, Germany when he was five years old. With a limited education and little artistic training he joined the art staff of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated as a teenager. After traveling in Italy reporting on the Garibaldi campaign, he joined Harper’s Weekly as a war correspondent during the American Civil War. While working for Harper’s until 1887, Nast created hundreds of cartoons including those of national symbols forever linked to his genius—the Democratic Donkey, Republican Elephant, Uncle Sam, Columbia, Tammany Tiger and Santa Claus.


AFA Gallery - New York City

A landmark gallery in SoHo since 1984, AFA (formerly Animazing) began as an exhibition space specializing in conceptual animation art. Over time, they broadened their scope to include works by renowned Illustrators and pop culture commercial artists as well as fine artists. 

AFA, presents works that are layered with dark complexity and symbolism, indulging the senses and engaging the emotions. They exhibit paintings, drawings and sculpture created by important established and extraordinary emerging artists – including Tim Burton, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Tom Everhart, Daniel Merriam and Kirk Reinert. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028

A world class museum featuring permanent collections and rotating exhibits of both ancient and modern art treasures. 

Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Closed Monday (except Holiday Mondays), Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1

Phone: 212-535-7710 (TTY: 212-650-2921)

Museum of Modern Art - New York City

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street 
New York, NY 10019

The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.


Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday  Closed Open Tuesdays, June 26–September 25, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday  10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Open until 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month and until 8:00 p.m. Thursdays, July 5–August 30
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

National Museum of the American Indian - New York City

The National Museum of the American Indian

One Bowling Green

New York, NY 10004

The  National Museum of the American Indian–New York is located within the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. The museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions explore the diversity of the Native people of the Americas.

The museum is open 10 AM–5 PM daily, Thursdays to 8 PM; closed December 25. Admission is free.

Phone: 212-514-3700


The Frick Collection - New York City

The Frick Collection

1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 

The Frick Collection includes some of the best-known paintings by the greatest European artists, major works of sculpture (among them one of the finest groups of small bronzes in the world), superb eighteenth-century French furniture and porcelains, Limoges enamels, Oriental rugs, and other works of remarkable quality.

Phone: 212-288-0700

Montclair Art Museum - Montclair NJ

Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042-1747

The Montclair Art Museum  features a distinctive collection of American and Native American art, exhibitions, and educational programs that link art to contemporary life in a global context.

Hours: Wednesdays - Sundays, Noon - 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.

T: (973) 746-5555

The Newark Museum - Newark NJ

The Newark Museum

49 Washington Street

Newark, New Jersey 07102

The Newark Museum, established as the largest New Jersey museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences.  Take an inspirational journey through 80 galleries of world-class collections including American, Asian, African and Classical.

Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon–5 pm

Closed Mondays (except for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents' Day), Tuesdays, New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and December 25.

The Morris Museum - Morristown NJ

The Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960


Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursdays: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.

Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed

Closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

973.971.3700 (phone)