Cultural Partners

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

Zadie Smith Reading at the Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92Y
Go with OOA outing to reading by Zadie Smith at 92Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall.

92Y

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.

OOA Internship Award Recipient at Academy of American Poets for summer internship.
OOA Internship Award Recipient at Academy of American Poets for summer internship.

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.

Hunter Arts Ambassador on private tour of exhibition at Americas Society Gallery.
Hunter Arts Ambassador on private tour of exhibition at Americas Society Gallery.

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.

Hunter Arts Ambassadors on private tour of exhibition at Asia Society Museum.
Hunter Arts Ambassadors on private tour of exhibition at Asia Society Museum.

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.

Hunter College students at Go with OOA outing to Medea at BAM

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.

Go with OOA outing at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

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.

Hunter College Muse Scholars’ class visit to Dia: Beacon.

Dia:

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. Visit the Collection’s temporary location at Frick Madison.


Hunter College Muse Scholars’ dance workshop at Gibney.

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.

Go with OOA outing to the Guggenheim Museum led by Hunter College Arts Ambassadors.

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. 


Hunter College Arts Ambassador attending Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival.

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

Go with OOA outing to New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival.

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.

Hunter College Muse Scholars’ class visit to Playwrights Horizons with playwright and Hunter alumna Lindsey Ferrentino.

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.

Go with OOA outing to The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.

The Public Theater

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic, The Public continues the work of its visionary founder Joe Papp as a civic institution engaging, both on-stage and off, with some of the most important ideas and social issues of today.

  • Free Shakespeare in the Park & Free First Previews by lottery.
  • Hosts internships for Hunter College students.

Hunter College Muse Scholars in a playwriting workshop with members of Middle Voice, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater’s Apprentice Company.

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.

Hunter College Arts Ambassadors at Society of Illustrators.

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.

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

Hunter College students at Go with OOA outing to Socrates Sculpture Park with talk by featured artist and Hunter professor, Paul Ramirez Jonas.

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.

Hunter College Arts Ambassador at Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts.

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 staff tabling with the Office of the Arts at the Hunter College 68th Street Campus.

TDF

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.

  • Membership discount for CUNY students, staff and faculty.
  • Free 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.

Would you like to receive notifications about offers and opportunities at our cultural partners? Subscribe to our newsletter.

Are you an arts organization or company interested in building a cultural partnership with the Office of the Arts at Hunter College?

Contact: OOA@hunter.cuny.edu