CAA Arts Access

A program of the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), Arts Access is a hub — for experiences, insider access, and discovery. CAA Arts Access connects artists, scholars, producers, and audiences through dynamic programs and resources.  

Membership is free and open to all the Columbia community including alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

Become a member. Join here. Questions? Contact us at

Events and News Spotlight

Art Basel Miami
Columbia at Art Basel Miami

Join Columbia Alumni Association and the Columbia University Club of South Florida on December 7 in celebrating the 12th Annual Columbia Alumni Reception Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week! We'll be at Pulse Miami featuring work from more than 300 contemporary artists from around the world.

CAA Arts Access Event: Tour and Auction Preview at Bonhams

Tour the upcoming pre-sale exhibitions of Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art with specialists including Rebecca Fattell '14CC on November 9. See works that have not been shown publicly in decades.

Carol's Second Act
Ito Aghayere '12SOA Stars in New CBS Comedy Carol's Second Act

Ito Aghayere ’12SOA stars alongside Patricia Heaton in the new CBS comedy Carol’s Second Act. The series centers around Carol Chambers (Heaton), who pursues her dream of becoming a doctor. Aghayere plays Dr. Maya Jacobs, the Chief Resident in charge of Carol.

Things To Do

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Discover the perks of joining Arts Access. 


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CAA Arts Access — known as the Columbia Alumni Arts League from 2007 to 2013 — has been opening doors to galleries, theaters, concert halls, and museums for more than 30,000 Columbia University alumni since its founding.

Since becoming part of the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) in 2010, the program has broadened the scope of its offerings.

Our calendar has the most up-to-date arts and culture listings in any genre, for any interest. 

Also be sure to check your inbox regularly for our newsletter with members-only event invitations, special and free ticket offers, and alumni artist news.

Attend members-only events, or choose from events for families, for recent alumni, or for alumni professionally involved with the arts.

Alumni leaders play an integral role in shaping CAA Arts Access.

Elizabeth Kipp-Giusti '12CC, Chair

Daniel Mitura '09CC, Co-Chair

Steven Chaikelson '89CC, '93SOA, '93LAW

Ian Cofre '03CC

Carol Finley '83BC, '86LAW, '87BUS

Kate Flanagan '12SOA

Sophie Lam '04CC, '18TC

Paul Maddon '81CC, '88PS, '88GSAS

Laurie Magid '85LAW

Ken-David Masur '02CC

James Reda '81SEAS

Fred Strype '02SOA

Max Taffel '08CC

Althea Viafora-Kress '00GS

Margarita (Ari) Brose '84BC, Advisory role

Mandy Hackett '92BC, Advisory role

Tom Kitt '96CC, Advisory role

Peter Kujawski '00CC, Advisory role

Diane Paulus '97SOA, Advisory role

Laura Pietropinto '00CC, Advisory role

Rita Pietropinto-Kitt, '93CC, '96SOA, Advisory role

Philippa Portnoy '86BC, '90BUS, Advisory role

Shaiza Mariam Rizavi-Friedland '96BUS, Advisory role

Michael Sellinger '91BUS, Advisory role

Ron Simons ‘82CC, ‘89BUS, Advisory role

Barbara Whitman '05SOA, Advisory role

Patty Tsai '11TC                                                        Senior Associate Director, CAA Arts Access


CAA Arts Access
Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street 4th Floor
New York, NY, 10025




Who can join? Alumni of all Columbia Schools and affiliates (including Barnard and Teachers College) can join, as well as faculty, staff, graduating students, parents of current students, and Columbia supporters.

How can I join? Sign up here.

Is there a fee? Membership is free and you don't need to renew your previous Columbia Alumni Arts League (CAAL) membership. If you were a paying member of the CAAL and would like to continue supporting the arts at Columbia, you can do so here.

What do I receive when I join? Members receive invitations to exclusive events, ongoing discounts and benefits from our Cultural Partners.

How can I redeem my membership benefits? Each ongoing discount or special offer featured in our calendar or in our monthly newsletter has instructions on how to redeem the offer. Discounts and benefits can be redeemed by using a special promotional code. All special promotional codes are visible to members on our website. See the full list of ongoing discounts from our Cultural Partners here.

How can I register for events? Event registration links are shared in Arts Access emails and on this site. If it is an event offered by a cultural organization, please follow registration instructions in the event description. 

Can I bring guests to events? You can purchase guest ticket(s) at the member price. The maximum number of guest tickets depends on the event.

I am already a member of the CAA. Does this mean that I am also a member of CAA Arts Access? If you are a graduate of Columbia University, you are automatically a member of the CAA and can attend any CAA-hosted events. Arts Access is a special program of the CAA, but you have to sign up first by joining through our website here.

Will I receive a membership card? Previously, CAAL members received a physical card. Now, membership is free and so CAA Arts Access members can access all of the benefits of membership through this site as well as special promotions sent via the monthly newsletters.

Can I volunteer? We welcome anyone who wants to contribute their time and expertise to Arts Access. Please contact us at Current volunteer opportunities are also listed on Volunteer Columbia.