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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have an overtally?

If you are inquiring about a section that is full, note that the History of Art Department has a no-overtally policy, without any exception. Please add yourself to the waitlist and continue to check enrollment through the first week of classes.

I’d like a transfer credit. How can I get it? 

Please start by asking the Registrar. After asking the Registrar, if you would like a second opinion, please email the History of Art chairperson with the course description and syllabus of the course you took elsewhere. For something to transfer as an existing FIT HA course, there needs to be equivalence (not just overlap) and you need to have earned a C or above in a 3-credit course. Please include your FIT ID number with the request.

How can I get a pre-req/registration override?

Please contact the professor of the course to request their permission. If they approve, they should inform the chairperson of their approval. Be sure to include your FIT ID number in all correspondence.

How do I add a class after the Add/Drop period?

If you’d like to add a class after Add/Drop is over, please contact the professor of the section to request their permission. If they approve, they should inform the chairperson of their approval. Be sure to include your FIT ID number in all correspondence.

How do I contact my professor?

The instructor’s name should be listed in the Course Catalog via MyFIT with their email attached, but you can also search for their email in the FIT directory or check their faculty profile page.

I need to withdraw from a class. How do I do that?

Please see the Registrar’s withdrawal guidelines. To withdraw, you should email your professor indicating that you would like to withdraw with a WD, including your course section and FIT ID number with the request.

I’d like to appeal a grade. How do I do that?

If you would like to appeal a grade, you must follow the procedure described on this Registrar's page.

For research help at FIT, consider contacting History of Art librarian, Prof. Lana Bittman ([email protected]

FIT Library Resources

Academic Resources

Timeline of Art History/Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Art Story
Art History Resources for the Study of Art History

Image Libraries

Library of Congress
Art Images for College Teaching
Digital Archives of American Architecture
FIT Digital Image Database (FITDIL)
New York Public Library Digital Collections
Society of Architectural Historians Image Exchange
Web Gallery of Art


Gladys Marcus Library (FIT)
FIT Special Collections and College Archive
Frick Art Reference Library
Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library

Museums & Non-Profit Spaces (New York)

Artists Space
Asia Society
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
Dia Center for the Arts
Frick Collection
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
International Center for Photography
Jewish Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Morgan Library & Museum
El Museo del Barrio
New-York Historical Society

The Africa Center
The Museum at FIT
The Museum of Modern Art
National Academy of Design 
National Museum of the American Indian
Neue Galerie
New Museum for Contemporary Art
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
PS 1
Studio Museum in Harlem
Whitney Museum of American Art
Skyscraper Museum
Storm King Art Center
White Columns

Museums (United States)

Andy Warhol Foundation
Art Institute of Chicago
Barnes Foundation
Cleveland Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery
deMenil Collection
Denver Art Museum
The Getty
High Museum
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Kimbell Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Mass MoCA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Gallery of Art
Newark Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Museums (International)

Borghese Gallery (Rome)
British Museum
Galleria dell’Accademia (Florence)
Gallerie degli Uffizi (Florence)
Guggenheim Museums (Various)
Hermitage (Moscow)
Kröller-Müller (Otterlo)
Musée du Louvre (Paris)
Musée d'Orsay (Paris)
Musée Picasso (Paris)
Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Florence)
Pitti Palace (Florence)
Pompidou Center (Paris)
Prado (Madrid)
Reina Sofia (Madrid)
Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)
Rodin Museum (Paris)
National Gallery (London)
Tate Gallery (London)
Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)
Vatican Museums (Vatican City)

Auction Houses

Phillips de Pury

Print Journals

Art Bulletin
Art Journal


AIA New York Chapter
American Association of Museums
The Architectural League of New York
Art Libraries Association of North America
Association of Art Historians (British)
College Art Association
International Council of Museums
The Municipal Art Society of New York
Visual Resource Association