Open Daily 9:30–6:00, Monday Until 8:00

Visitor Information



This Spring, the Galleries of Arts and Letters are open for event-based programming, including free guided tours. They otherwise are closed to the public while we renovate our spaces.

The Galleries are located on Audubon Terrace, between West 155 and West 156 Streets on Broadway, in Washington Heights. Enter through the large gate on Broadway flanked by Boricua College and the Hispanic Society. Arts and Letters is at the far end of the terrace.

Charles Ives Studio
Enter on Audubon Terrace through the galleries as described above. The Studio is open during exhibitions or by appointment.
Administrative Office

633 West 155 Street
Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During events, enter the Auditorium at 632 West 156 Street. For recording sessions, use the garage and stage entrance on West 155 Street. The garage entrance is the Stage Door for recordings and performances on West 155th Street.

The terrace walk to Arts and Letters is the length of a full city block, and visitors must traverse a stairway with 15 steps to reach our campus. We invite visitors in wheelchairs, with baby strollers, or with mobility concerns to use our administrative entrance at 633 West 155 Street, which has an elevator and an on-site wheelchair. Please call 212-368-5900 to arrange for a staff person to greet you there, or e-mail


By Car

155 Street is one-way and eastbound, meaning it must be approached from Riverside Drive. Either take Riverside Drive to 155 Street and turn, heading east; or take the West Side Highway to the 158 Street exit. After exiting, drive to Broadway and turn right, heading south to 153 Street. Turn right on 153 Street and proceed downhill to Riverside Drive and turn right again. At 155 Street make another right. There is limited street parking on 155 Street. A parking garage is located on 153 Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive.

By Subway

No. 1 to 157 Street and Broadway, or C to 155 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.

By Bus

M4 or M5 to Broadway and 155 or 157 Streets, respectively.


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