Connect with the arts

Stay connected with the arts at Columbia and throughout NYC through weekly email updates from the Arts Initiative.

Discover joy, reflection, and connection through the arts

Since 2004, the Arts Initiative has connected Columbians with incredible arts experiences on campus and throughout the larger arts landscape of New York City.
Virtual Arts Event Listings
Upcoming Events

Virtual Arts Event Listings

Discover the rich arts landscape of Columbia and throughout New York City. During Spring 2021, we focus our event listing on virtual events which can be attended remotely from wherever you are.
Virtual Columbia Nights
Columbia Night

Virtual Columbia Nights

Enjoy world-class performances and museum tours with behind-the-scenes access to deepen your experience. During the 2020-21 academic year, we focus our Columbia Nights on virtual events which can be attended remotely from wherever you are.

Free & Discounted Tickets

Looking to enjoy some of New York City’s best museums, performances, and movies on a college student budget? Through the Arts Initiative, students, faculty, and staff can enjoy a variety of discounts.


Passport to Museums

Get free admission to over 30 incredible museums in New York City through our Passport to Museums program including: the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Museum of the City of New York, and more.

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On Sale at the TIC

[Paused for Spring 2021 semester] Get discounted tickets to hundreds of off-campus arts events at the city's leading performance spaces including Broadway, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and more.


Passport to Performances

[Paused for Spring 2021 semester] Get free tickets to performances from world-class New York City venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic. Tickets are exclusively announced through our email newsletter.