Why the Arts?

The arts get us thinking deeply, make us laugh, cause us to question the world as it is, help us build a diverse community, celebrate international awareness, beautify our world, and nurture our spirits. These are a few ways that the arts make our lives that much richer.

PITT ARTS is here to support Pitt students as they develop their excellence and their intellectual and leadership skills. We believe that students become more well-rounded persons and invested global citizens through their exposure to the fine arts.

Arts Encounters

Since 1997, PITT ARTS has enriched and deepened the quality of life for more than 233,000 students at the University of Pittsburgh through engagement of the arts. Trips to arts events for Pitt undergraduates, which include free tickets, transportation, and a catered reception, feature extraordinary encounters with international artists and thinkers in the arts. Students dialogue with arts leaders and learn how the arts can drive change and forge social bonds as well as entertain.

Join PITT ARTS as we attend the opera, symphony, ballet, plays, exhibitions, independent film, jazz concerts, and much more. Sign up for the weekly events e-newsletter.

Free Visits

The Free Museum Visits program grants Pitt undergrad and grad students free admission using their Pitt IDs to the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Mattress Factory, Andy Warhol Museum and the Heinz History Center.

Cheap Seats

Everybody at Pitt can take advantage of deeply discounted tickets to the most sought-after arts events in the city. All Pitt students, faculty, and staff are welcome to visit our office at 929 William Pitt Union to buy great-priced tickets to the offerings of 11 major arts organizations, including the ballet, opera, symphony, theater, concerts, and more.

PITT ARTS Special Projects

Since 2000, PITT ARTS has been involved in ongoing key research projects catalyzed by our commitment to working with the young adult community at the University of Pittsburgh.

Read a recent research report.