Zankel Arts Hub

The Office of the Arts is located in The Zankel Arts Hub (Thomas Hunter Hall, Room 409), named in honor of artist, arts benefactor, and alumna Judy Francis Zankel ’67.

Thomas Hunter Hall, Room 409
Public Hours: Suspended temporarily


When we reopen, students will be able to:

  • Discover arts events and opportunities on campus and throughout NYC
  • Get the inside scoop on free admission and student discounts
  • Find out about internships
  • Meet other Hunter students interested in the arts
  • Relax in one of our comfy chairs

Office of the Arts Staff

Dara Meyers-Kingsley
Director, Office of the Arts
Director, Muse Scholar Program
Director, Mellon Arts Fellowship

Dara Meyers-Kingsley is the Director of the Office of the Arts, the Muse Scholar Program, an honors program for high achieving students with talents in the arts, and the Mellon Arts Fellowship. Ms. Meyers-Kingsley also serves as the liaison for the college’s partnerships with arts and cultural institutions throughout NYC. 

Ms. Meyers-Kingsley has extensive experience as a contemporary art curator with an interdisciplinary curatorial practice. Her exhibitions, often including visual art, media, installation, and performance have been presented at  LA MOCA, MCA Chicago, The New Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, Miami MOCA, the Brooklyn Museum and the Mattress Factory. Previously, she was Director of the Film and Video Collections for the Andy Warhol Foundation and curator of Film and Video at the Brooklyn Museum.  Ms. Meyers-Kingsley has lectured on media art history in the United States and abroad and is the author of museum catalogues and articles on Adrian Piper, Andy Warhol, 1970s video art, public art and contemporary media. 

As an educator she has taught aspiring artists in Parsons’ MFA Studio Art Program, undergraduates in Hunter’s Macaulay Honors College and, since 2011, the first year Muse Scholars.

Email Dara: dmeyersk@hunter.cuny.edu