Viewing Room

Note: EAI is continuing to evaluate our public offerings while prioritizing the safety of visitors and staff; due to COVID-19, our viewing room is currently closed. For virtual viewing inquiries including research requests and class visits, please be in touch at Updates to our in-person visitor policy will be shared as they become available.

The EAI Viewing Room provides free access to the 4,000 works in EAI's extensive collection of media art. The Viewing Room is offered as a resource for private research and study, and is free of charge to individuals, by appointment. Students, scholars, educators, curators, artists, writers, programmers and arts professionals, as well as members of the general public, are welcome. EAI's knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide visitors through the collection.

All screenings are by appointment, and should be booked well in advance.

Because of the high demand for this service, appointments must generally be made several weeks ahead of your desired screening date. While universities and colleges are in session (September-December and February-May), we recommend scheduling screening time at least 3-4 weeks in advance. We recommend that visitors from outside New York schedule at least a month in advance, to ensure that time is available on your desired date.

To facilitate your viewing session, you will be asked to e-mail an advance list of the titles that you'd like to view.

Viewing Room hours: Monday through Thursday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Appointments are available in 2-hour blocks: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Please email or call EAI's office to make an appointment: E-mail:
Tel: (212) 337-0680.

Small classes and groups are welcome. Please contact for information on fees and availability.

Location: 264 Canal Street #3W, New York, NY 10012

EAI has launched an "on demand" digital interface for the on-site Viewing Room. This system allows visitors to directly access over 2,000 artists' video works from the EAI collection for private on-site viewing, research and study. (Hundreds of additional titles are available for Viewing Room use on DVD.)

EAI's public programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.