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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.
Arts Event Listings
Upcoming Events

Arts Event Listings

Explore a curated selection of upcoming arts events, on campus and throughout New York City.
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Virtual Columbia Nights
Columbia Night

Virtual Columbia Nights

Enjoy world-class performances and museum tours with behind-the-scenes access to deepen your experience.
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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.

Museums

Passport to Museums

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

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Performances

On Sale at the TIC

[Paused for Fall 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.

Performances

Passport to Performances

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.