COVID-19/Coronavirus Update: QC Classes to resume 3/19/20

As advised by CUNY Central and governor Cuomo, Queens College will be closed to students 3/12-3/18, and classes will resume remotely on 3/19/20. For questions during the closure, please email our office staff at or

All classes and on-campus events will be cancelled, and courses will be transitioned to online resources for the remainder of the semester. Please see for all updates regarding this information, and keep an eye on your QC email for additional information from the school and your faculty.

Graduate Art History Course Offering for Fall 2020: Arts of Byzantium and Islam

The Art Department is pleased to offer ARTH 742.3/ARTH 503: Arts of Byzantium and Islam as part of our graduate art history course offerings for Fall 2020! The course will meet Tuesdays, 6:00-7:40pm in Klapper Hall room 174 with Professor Warren Woodfin.

This course focuses on the art and architecture of the Eastern Mediterranean at the end of Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages. This era saw the advent of Islam, the disappearance of the ancient Persian Empire, and the division of Byzantine society over the question of religious images. The course will explore the transformations of the ancient artistic legacies of Persia and the Hellenic world in the newly Islamic lands, the movements of objects and motifs in the cross-currents of international trade and diplomacy, and the travels of pilgrims to holy places sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Queens College Event: Study Abroad Fair

Join us at the Queens College Study Abroad Fair to learn about summer 2020 study abroad opportunities available through Queens College and all CUNY campuses. In addition, representatives from international partner universities will be in attendance to showcase their programs.

This Summer 2020 semester, Study Abroad is offering programs in:
The Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Brazil and Spain.

The Study Abroad Fair will take place Wednesday, March 4, 12-3pm in the Summit Apartments Muyskens Conference Room. Free Lunch will be provided for attendees. For additional information about the Study Abroad programs, visit the QC Global page.

Queens College Event: Data Hackathon

The Tech Incubator at Queens College and Serval Ventures will host a Data Hackathon at Queens College on Sunday, March 1, during the NYC Open Data week. We invite data scientists, artists, designers, developers and anyone who is interested in data visualization to participate.

NYC has made open data available free for citizens to explore and use. In its raw format, the datasets consist of large amount of texts and numbers and are difficult for an average citizen to consume. Even after the datasets are transformed into charts and graphics, it may still require substantive training to understand and interpret the results. In a world that information consumption becomes more visual, we wonder: “How might we make the NYC Open Data more accessible and useful by exploring new ways of visualizing the data?” For example, moving from 2D to 3D, to multi dimensional representations; from static to dynamic, moving through space and time; using artistic concepts of color, shape, size and orientation to show categories, patterns, correlations, outliers, and etc. The new ways of visualizing NYC open data may lead to more engaged conversations among citizens and result in a better way of living.

Interested in participating? Register for the event here!

Student opportunity: MoMA/CUNY Student Ambassadors Program

Through a series of behind-the-scenes workshops with MoMA staff across departments, participants will learn about modern and contemporary art, get a unique perspective on art museum professions, and create a project that will impact CUNY student visitation to MoMA.

Student Ambassadors Receive:

— Professional development opportunity

— Networking and relationship-building opportunities

— MetroCards for travel to and from MoMA for each session

— $1,000 stipend

Lunch will be provided.


— Attendance to six seminars, June 8–12, 17–18, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

— Share MoMA information with student groups

This program is recommended to those interested in learning about art, arts education, and arts administration as a potential career. The ideal candidate should be passionate about modern and contemporary art. Successful applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States for the whole duration of the program.

Application Process

Please submit a résumé and cover letter by Friday, March 20, 2020, to

MOMA/CUNY Arts Partnership

Together we aim to make MoMA a resource and destination for the communities across all 25 CUNY campuses. By developing and fostering connections to meet the needs of CUNY faculty and students with MoMA learning resources, we can create opportunities for exchange, collaboration, and learning.

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