Departure: 6 a.m.  Tuesday, May 2

Return: 11 p.m.  Saturday, May 6

The Department of Fine Arts at Bishop’s University provides students with several opportunities for exposure to a rich cultural heritage which will allow them a broader scope for continued study. An important collective event is our trip to New York, the cultural destination essential for any student. In the past, this trip was organized every two years, but has not taken place since the Pandemic. As such, we encourage you to consider joining us in the beginning of May 2023. While priority will be given to Fine Arts students, all members of the university community are welcome to come along.

This trip will be a five-day, four-night stay. We will be staying at the West-side YMCA on West 63rd near Columbus Circle, in central Manhattan. The hotel is within a short walk to the essential destinations for visual artists, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Frick Museum, the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the MAD (Museum of Art and Design).  The YMCA is also close to Central Park, Lincoln Centre, the Metropolitan Opera, the Juilliard School, the Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Hall, and Times Square. We always try to add some new destinations to the itinerary: in former trips for example, we organized visits to the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon NY, and to sculpture parks such as Storm King and Grounds for Sculpture. For the upcoming trip we plan to visit art schools like the Art Students League and the New York Academy of Art, and museums like the MASS MoCA. The final itinerary is yet to be confirmed.

Registrations Fees:

Fine Arts Student Price: $525 CAD *Early bird price: $500 CAD

Bishop’s Student Price:  $575 CAD *Early bird price: $550 CAD

Community Member Price: $600 CAD *Early bird price: $575 CAD

Optional add-on: Single room (limited availability) +$292 CAD

*Early bird price: if you register by January 15, 2023, you are eligible for a $25 discount on your deposit! All prices include accommodation (double or 4-bed rooms with bunk beds, shared bathroom) transportation, and the entry passes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MassMOCA. They do not include meals or any other entry fees into museums.

To Register: (Registrations are now closed)

To secure a spot, both the registration form and a deposit should be submitted electronically by February 15, 2023. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email. A link to pay the remaining balance for the trip will be sent on February 15th, once registrations have closed. All balances must be paid in full by Friday, March 15, 2023

Please note that priority will be given to BU students studying Fine Arts, Art History, and Arts Administration.

Refund Policy:

If your registration is canceled before March 15, 2023, a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee will be reimbursed. After this date, no refunds for cancelations will be granted, unless a replacement is found ($50 cancellation fee still applicable). 

If you are interested in joining us, or for more information please contact the Fine Arts Technician Brenna Filion at or by phone at extension #2714.