Location and Hours

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY 10028


Our exhibitions are free and open to the public. When we have an active exhibition, the typical gallery hours are as follows:

Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-8pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Free Guided Tour, Fridays at 6 pm


The Institute is on the upper east side of Manhattan, just a block from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are many parking garages near the Institute and the Subway is close by.

The nearest Subway stop is at 86th St. and Lexington Ave., at which the 4,5 and 6 trains stop. The Institute is a short walk from this station. Please see the above map for directions from the Subway to the Institute.

Please note that audio recording and photography are not permitted.


Stools and a wheelchair are available for use at exhibitions in our ground-floor galleries, which are accessible via elevator from the street-level lobby. An ADA-compliant bathroom is available in the basement level, which is also accessible by elevator. Large-print versions of object labels are available in the galleries during exhibitions.

If you have questions about the accessibility provisions of our facility, please email isaw@nyu.edu. NYU students seeking a disability accommodation should contact the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities at mosescsd@nyu.edu or 212-998-4980. All other requests for disability accommodation should be directed to NYU's Office of Equal Opportunity at 212-998-2375 or 212-998-6807.