Arts Editor Maya Campbell and GSSC Bureau Chief Charlotte Slovin bring you an extensive list of New York City museums, sculpture gardens, theaters, and more that are free to all Barnumbia students.

New York City is packed with an incredible array of art and culture but with so many different exhibits and events going on, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start! We’ve whipped up a nice list of places Barnumbia students can access for free, either with the use of their CUID or the place just has free admission. This list is by no means complete but should give you a good breadth of places across all 5 boroughs to check out.


American Folk Art Museum

Asia Society

Caribbean Cultural Center


Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Dahesh Museum of Art

Dance Theater of Harlem (performances in the future may cost, but virtual performance recordings are free)

El Museo Del Barrio

Frick Gallery (pay-what-you-wish on Saturdays from 11-1 pm, so pay nothing if you wish)

Giant Step Arts

Great Jazz on the Great Hill

Guggenheim Museum

Harlem Arts Alliance

Hispanic Museum & Library

International Center of Photography

International Print Center

Jewish Museum

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

Museum for African Art

Museum of the City of New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art

National Academy of Design Museum

New Museum (Thursdays from 7-9 pm)

New York Historical Society

Nicholas Roerich Museum

Storefront for Art and Architecture Gallery

Studio Museum Harlem

SummerStage Performances (some are free, some cost)

United Palace Theater (free to check it out, actual performances cost)

The Bronx

Bronx Museum of the Arts


Brooklyn Museum (first Saturday of the month from 5-11 pm)


Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College

Noguchi Museum

P.S. 1 MoMA

Queens Museum of Art

Sculpture Center (free with reservation)

Socrates Sculpture Park

Staten Island

Staten Island Museum (pay-what-you-wish, so pay nothing if you wish)

Now go see some cool art! For free!

Hispanic Society of America via Wikimedia Commons