Past CAA Arts Access Events

The Art of Art Collecting
12/1 The Art of Art Collecting

Learn how to build an art collection, how to learn about new artworks, track them down and claim them as your own, and how to interface with galleries, art dealers, advisers and artists. 

Reflections of Beauty
11/10 Reflections of Beauty Screening and Q&A with PUBLIQuartet

Reflections of Beauty celebrates the life and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker through music, poetry, and literature, created by PUBLIQuartet in collaboration with A’Lelia Bundles '76JRN.

Secrets of Grand Central Terminal
10/2 Secrets of Grand Central Terminal with Untapped New York

We team up with Untapped New York, founded by Michelle Young '12GSAPP for a tour of Grand Central Terminal to discover the many secrets of this NYC icon! Close to a million people pass through Grand Central Terminal every day, yet very few know the many stories and secrets.


Dear Keith Sotheby's Auction
9/29 Virtual Visit to Sotheby's

Join Daniel Mitura '09CC, Co-Chair of CAA Arts Access and Harrison Tenzer, Head of Contemporary Online Sales at Sotheby's for a virtual visit of Dear Keith: Works from the Personal Collection of Keith Haring, an online auction with 140+ works of art and objects from Haring's personal collection, part of the Keith Haring Foundation.

Massey Klein Gallery
7/24 Virtual Visit to Massey Klein Gallery

Take a virtual tour of "enouement", a solo exhibition of new work by Bethany Czarnecki '03BC. Massey Klein directors and the artist will guide us through the exhibition, followed by a Q&A with Czarnecki.

Virtual Networking Hour for the Arts
6/30 Virtual Networking Hour for the Arts

Connect with alumni from across different schools and arts industries at our version of speed networking. Share your experiences, exchange career tips, and build your network. 

Virtual ABCs of Wine Tasting
6/18 ABCs of Wine Tasting Virtual Edition

Join the arts community and Maria Rivero SIPA of the Columbia Alumni Association's Wine Industry Network (CAA-WIN) for a virtual wine tasting. Get to know the wines produced by RGNY from North Folk, LI, learn about the wine industry, current trends, and more! 

Untapped New York
5/21 Untapped New York Virtual Tour of Victorian Flatbush

Explore Victorian Flatbush on a virtual tour with Untapped New York tour guide Jeremy Wilcox. The tour features several small historic districts, mansions, and church grounds dating back to 1654. Q&A with founder Michelle Young '12GSAPP after the tour.

Virtual Networking
4/21 Virtual Networking Hour for Arts Professionals I

Connect with fellow alumni working in the arts to share your experiences, exchange career tips, and build your network. Virtual booths will allow you to chat with alumni from across all art industries from film, music, theater, visual arts, architecture, writing, and more!


Bach Cello Suites
3/3 Bach Cello Suites Festival

Join Stephanie Winters '91TC for the 300th Anniversary Celebration of the Bach Cello Suites Festival on March 3 at Carnegie Hall. The program will feature Bach’s six cello suites performed by a diverse collection of artists offering a variety of musical approaches.

Guggenheim Museum
2/25 Tour of Countryside, The Future at the Guggenheim Museum

Guided tour of Countryside, The Future curated by Troy Conrad Therrien '09GSAPP, Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Day One
2/19 Day One Documentary Film Screening

Join us for a special screening of Day One documentary directed and produced by Lori Miller '83BC, '86BUS and executive produced by Peter Tao '82GSAPP. There will be a pre-screening reception in the lobby of Wood Auditorium, followed by the film screening and conversation with the filmmakers.

Little Women
1/16 Private Screening of Little Women

The Alumnae Association of Barnard College and CAA Arts Access host a private screening on January 16 of the newest film adaptation of Little Women by Academy Award-nominated writer-director Greta Gerwig ‘06BC.

Frozen 2
12/14 Frozen 2 Film Screening

Join fellow Columbians for a family-friendly outing to see Frozen 2,  the new Disney animated film directed by Jennifer Lee '05SOA. In this sequel following Frozen, we learn why was Elsa born with magical powers

Art Basel Miami
12/7 Columbia at Art Basel Miami

Join Columbia Alumni Association and the Columbia University Club of South Florida in celebrating the 12th Annual Columbia Alumni Reception Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week! 

Jagged Little Pill
11/19 Jagged Little Pill on Broadway

See the new musical Jagged Little Pill inspired by Alanis Morissette's seminal album of the same name, directed by Diane Paulus '97SOA with music supervision by Tom Kitt '96CC

11/9 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. The exhibitions consist of works of art from private collections, with many of the works not having been shown publicly in decades.

Soft Power
11/7 Soft Power at The Public Theater

Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellow Face) and Jeanine Tesori '83BC (Fun HomeVioletCaroline, or Change) bring their groundbreaking new musical-within-a-play to The Public for its New York premiere.

Paul Taylor American Dance
11/6 Paul Taylor American Modern Dance

Celebrate the return of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance at Lincoln Center under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Novak '09GS. There will be a special backstage talkback with Novak immediately following the performance.

Virtual Arts Network
10/29 Columbia Connects: Virtual Networking Hour for Arts Professionals

Join the virtual networking event and connect with fellow alumni working in the arts to share your experiences, exchange career tips, and build your professional network - all online! Virtual booths will allow you to chat with alumni from film, music, theater, visual arts, writing and more.

Last Ferry
10/25 Last Ferry Film Screening

Join CAA Arts Access and Columbia Pride for the New York premiere of Last Ferry, written, co-produced, and starring Ramon Torres '09SEAS, co-produced by Mike Karp '08SEAS, and co-produced and edited by Nadia Zoe '17SOA.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
10/16 Film Screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Explore Toni Morrison's legacy at a special screening of the film Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am followed by a conversation with Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia faculty featured in the film, and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders '74CC.

Boers-Li Gallery
9/21 Boers-Li Gallery: Esteban Cabeza de Baca '14SOA

Join CAA Arts Access and Columbia University School of the Arts for a private exhibition viewing with Boers-Li Director Michelle Y. Loh and artist talk with Esteban Cabeza de Baca '14SOA. We will tour the new exhibition titled ✧Slow Hand Movements✧* Gentle Whispers *Water * Salt * Tingles *. 

Barefoot Shakespeare
8/24 Barefoot Shakespeare's Lady Capulet

Join fellow Columbia alumni for a fun afternoon at Summit Rock in Central Park for Barefoot Shakespeare's Lady Capulet, written by Melissa Bell '93GS. Following the performance, there will be a talkback with Melissa Bell and Emily Gallagher.

Whitney Biennial 2019
7/26 Tour of the Whitney Biennial 2019

The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial is an exhibition that takes place every two years and aims to highlight the work of lesser known contemporary artists of our time. 

The Magic Flute
7/17 Mostly Mozart Festival's The Magic Flute

Mozart’s beloved comedic opera is richly reimagined by director Barrie Kosky and British theater group 1927, resulting in a spectacular kaleidoscope of 1920s silent films, Weimar cabaret, and the dark whimsy of fairy tales.

Asif Mian '18SOA
6/29 Asif Mian at The Shed and Crush Curatorial

Asif Mian '18SOA hosts Columbia alumni for a special visit to see the artist's Open Call exhibition at The Shed and RAF's Plaid exhibition at Crush Curatorial, founded by Karen Hesse Flatow '84BUS, '96SOA.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Film
6/21 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Film Screening

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and uplifting documentary on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders '74CC (The Black List, Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart), a friend of Toni Morrison’s for over 35 years, the film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. 

Chelsea Music Festival 2019
6/12, 6/14 Chelsea Music Festival 2019

The 2019 Chelsea Music Festival returns for its 10th season— 200° due Clara. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Schumann, the Festival honors the legacy and contributions of a pioneering performer, caring collaborator and artistic confidant. Join CAA Arts Access for two special evenings at this year's Chelsea Music Festival.

Ain't Too Proud
5/30 Ain't Too Proud

Join us for this electrifying new musical, Ain't Too Proud which follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After the show, there will be a special talkback with producer Ron Simons ‘82CC, ‘89BUS.

5/16 Hadestown

See the acclaimed new musical Hadestown by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin '08SOA (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). After the show, there will be a special talkback with Rachel Chavkin.

5/3 Columbians in Film | Tribeca Film Festival

Celebrate Columbians in film at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival and attend an exclusive, private screening of Halston, written and directed by Frédéric Tcheng '07SOA.

5/1 What the Constitution Means to Me

Direct from its revolutionary Off-Broadway run, What the Constitution Means to Me comes to Broadway for a limited engagement. This boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

4/13 Film Screening of Wild Nights With Emily

Be among the first to see the new film about Emily Dickinson, written and directed by Madeleine Olnek '08SOA. A director's Q&A to follow with Olnek and Eric Mendelsohn, Professor of Professional Practice, Film at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know
4/9 National Arts Club: Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

Novelist Colm Tóibín (Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University) is the award-winning author of The Master and Brooklyn. His latest book, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce, is an illuminating, intimate study of Irish culture and history.

Crush Curatorial
3/28 Crush Curatorial with Adama Delphine Fawundu

Join us for the solo exhibition Adama Delphine Fawundu '18SOA: The Sacred Star of Isis at Crush Curatorial, founded by Karen Hesse Flatow '84BUS, '96SOA.

3/25 Columbia at The Lobbyist

CAA Arts Access, the Columbia University Club of New York, and the Columbia University School of the Arts invite you for an evening at Joe's Pub on March 25, 2019. The Lobbyists present a concert of music from their new musical The Golden Spike, a collaboration with Don Nguyen.

Private Tour of Art on Paper
3/9 Private Tour of Art on Paper

Join Tze Chun '06CC, founder of Uprise Art, for a guided tour of highlights from Art on Paper. An international art fair, Art on Paper features artworks that explore the limitless possibilities of paper as a medium. 

2/26 Superhero at Second Stage Theater

Join us for the world premiere of musical Superhero. From the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt '96CC of Next to Normal and the Tony Award-winning writer John Logan of Red comes a deeply human new musical about a fractured family, the mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and the unexpected hero who just might save the day.