1. Judd Foundation
Just a short 10-minute walk from campus, the Judd Foundation is anything but your ordinary museum-going experience. In fact, it’s not even a museum! Artist Donald Judd purchased this five-story cast-iron house in 1968 and spent the remainder of his life renovating the building and curating each floor with the pictorial and sculptural work of his contemporaries to fit his unique minimalist vision resulting in a building that can only be classified as a museum-house-artwork hybrid! The building is accessible only by docent-led tours so make sure you book a visit a week in advance here! (Tickets are $12.50 for students and $25 for the general public.)
Ever wondered what would happen if brazilian plastic footwear retail and contemporary art had a baby? Well look no further because Galeria Melissa has blessed us with the answer to the question no one asked and we are grateful! With products on display dispersed throughout each room, the gallery doubles as a shoe store. Galeria Melissa is constantly evolving with different experiential installations rotating in and out each season. Past installations include kaleidoscopic light and mirror shows. The cherry on top? The gallery is only a 13-minute walk from Tisch Hall. To learn more, click here.
Last but definitely not least, Roll & Hill, a lighting studio founded in 2010 by designer Jason Miller, is worth the 16 minute walk from campus! Roll & Hill collaborates with independent designers to customize and hand-craft lighting fixtures that mix contemporary and historical design elements for specific clients “on demand”. If you’re interested in architecture, design, or simply admiring exquisite craftsmanship, this is the place for you! Click here to learn more and happy exploring!