Cultural Partners

These museums, organizations, and venues have a special relationship with Hunter College. Click to learn more about what they offer.


A world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. 

  • Tickets and discounts to select events for Hunter College students.
  • XYZ by 92Y: Free membership program for Gen X, Y, and Z.

Academy of
American Poets

The nation’s largest member-supported organization promoting poets and poetry. 

  • Free Fall Conversation Series.
  • The University and College Poetry Prize program sponsors annual poetry prizes at Hunter College.
  • Hosts summer internships for Hunter College students.

Americas Society

The premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. The Visual Arts program boasts the longest-standing space in the United States dedicated to exhibiting and promoting art from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

  • Free admission to the Americas Society Gallery for Hunter students, staff and faculty.
  • Free admission to most Music of the Americas events for Hunter students, staff, and faculty.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Asia Society & Museum

The Asia Society Museum produces groundbreaking exhibitions of traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian-American art.

  • Free admission to Asia Society Museum for Hunter students, staff, and faculty.
  • Tickets and discounts to select events (including film screenings, music, theater, and dance performances), and resources.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

A multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

  • $10 rush tickets available to students ages 29 and under for live performances and movies with available seating.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall’s mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists and audiences.

  • Hunter students receive tickets and discounts to select performances.
  • Student Insider Pass: Membership program for access to $10 tickets to performances. Free for Hunter students.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.


Dia Art Foundation is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of artists by commissioning single artist projects, organizing exhibitions, realizing site-specific installations, and collecting in-depth the work of a focused group of artists of the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Free admission to select Dia sites.
  • Hunter students receive free admission for select events.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

The Frick Collection

The museum that’s a masterpiece. Your home for art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Reopens late 2024 – visit

  • Free online guided visits for Hunter classes and student
    and faculty groups
  • Free online public programs, including art-making, guided discussions, and more.
  • Internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

Gibney Dance

Through three interrelated fields of action—Center, Company, and Community Action—Gibney Dance is “Making Space for Dance” in studios, on stages, and in underserved shelters and schools.

  • Free and discounted tickets to select performances.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. 

The Joyce Theater

One of the only theaters built by dancers for dance, The Joyce Theater has garnered a well-deserved international reputation for cultivating and honoring emerging and established dance artists whose work represents a wide range of aesthetic interests.  

  • Discounted tickets to select performances for Hunter College students
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students

Kaufman Music Center

One of the city’s most vibrant cultural organizations, combining world-class teaching with electrifying performances featuring rising young classical stars, Broadway icons and cutting-edge performer/composers who are re-defining contemporary music.

  • Student discounts to annual Ecstatic Music Festival
  • Hosts internships and music teaching opportunities for Hunter College students

New York City Center

Dedicated to making the arts accessible to the broadest possible audience, City Center seeks to create a welcoming environment and engage all audiences with inspiring programming that reflects the eclecticism, energy, and spirit of New York City.

  • Special programs for Hunter students.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Library for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enhancing access to its rich archives of dance, theatre, music, and recorded sound—to amplify all voices and support the creative process. As one of The New York Public Library’s renowned research centers—and one of the world’s largest collections solely focused on the performing arts—the Library’s mission is to amplify all voices and all of our holdings. The collection at the Library for the Performing Arts includes upwards of 8 million items, notable for their extraordinary range and diversity—from 11th-century music, to 20th-century manuscripts to contemporary hip-hop dance.

Playwrights Horizons

A writer’s theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists, and to the production of their new work.

  • Free student membership for $15 tickets.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Our mission is to produce ambitious plays to inspire empathy and provoke conversation that will lead to positive social change.

  • Free and discounted tickets to select performances.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Society of Illustrators

The Society of Illustrators’ mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large. The Society of Illustrators is also home to the Museum of Cartoon Art.

  • Free admission for Hunter students, staff, and faculty including class visits.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Socrates Sculpture Park

A community engaged New York City waterfront park dedicated to supporting artists in the production and presentation of public art.

  • Free admission 365 days a year.
  • Self-guided or staff-guided tours available.
  • Hosts internships and fellowships for Hunter College students.

Symphony Space

A multi-disciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences.

  • Free and discount tickets available for select performances.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.


TDF’s twofold mission is to identify and provide support, including financial assistance, to theatrical works of artistic merit and to encourage and enable diverse audiences to attend live theatre and dance in all their venues.

  • TDF Passport Membership available for CUNY students, staff and faculty.
  • Discounted tickets available for select performances.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Career Insights talk with VLA Director of Legal Services, Amy A. Lehman, Esq. for Hunter College students.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

The leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists and its arts and cultural organizations.

  • Hunter discounts for membership, classes, and workshops.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Click here for our list of museums with free admission with your Hunter ID.

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