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    By Amy Dunkin | Last updated on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 4:33 pm

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    A new program, CUNY Arts, will vastly expand opportunities for CUNY J-School students and other ID holders to connect with the arts in New York City.

    The initiative has multiple components:

    • Many of the city’s most prestigious cultural venues will provide free admission or suggested admission prices to CUNY students, faculty and staff
    • Academic courses at CUNY campuses will be augmented through wider access to performances and cultural exhibitions, and to the individuals who make those events happen
    • New degree and certificate programs will be designed to provide CUNY students with skills and education that match the employment needs of the cultural institutions
    • Cultural organizations will provide dozens of paid internships to CUNY students, thereby creating job and career opportunities

    Here’s a listing of institutions with free* or suggested admission prices for CUNY ID holders:

    American Folk Art Museum*
    American Museum of Natural History

    Bronx County Historical Society

    Bronx Museum

    Bronx Zoo (CUNY Students enter for free)

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Brooklyn Children’s Museum

    Brooklyn Museum

    The Cloisters
    El Museo del Barrio
    Green-Wood Cemetery

    International Print Center*

    Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

    Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art*

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    MoMA/MoMA PS1

    Museum of the City of New York

    Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology*

    Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Museum of the Moving Image

    National Museum of the American Indian—Smithsonian Institution*

    New York Hall of Science

    The Public Theatre’s New York Shakespeare Festival*

    Queens Botanical Garden

    Queens Museum of Art

    Sculpture Center*

    Socrates Sculpture Park

    Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

    Staten Island Historical Society

    Staten Island Children’s Museum

    Staten Island Museum

    Staten Island Zoological Society

    Storefront for Art & Architecture*

    Studio Museum in Harlem

    Wave Hill

    Waterfront Museum