Arts

Janet Parks sits at her desk with a shelf filled with books behind her. She has white short haircut with pink highlights.

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Janet Parks (GSAS’76), who has been at Columbia for 43 years, acquires collections, handles exhibitions and answers requests from researchers around the world.
An early drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright of the Guggenheim Museum in a pink color instead of white.

Image Courtesy of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

To mark the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth this month, Columbia's Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library and the Museum of Modern Art, the joint stewards of Wright’s archives, are co-presenting an exhibit unpacking his 70-year legacy.
Wallach Art Gallery premiered in the newest location on the Manhattanville campus, its latest exhibition titled "Uptown."
Portrait of Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer, photograph by Peter A. Juley & Son, c. 1917-20. Image provided by Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. 

Florine Stettheimer, a renowned New York City-based painter, designer and poet, was a woman ahead of her time. Now, the Jewish Museum in New York City is telling her story in an exhibition, "Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry."
Richard Ford

Photo by Eileen Barroso

After Richard Ford published an essay about his mother in Harper’s Magazine in 1986, he always wanted to write a companion piece about his father.

Vikas Arun

Tap dancing and engineering may not seem like they have anything in common. But for graduating senior Vikas Arun, pairing these two passions makes plenty of sense.

Lenfest Center for the Arts Wallach Art Gallery

This year’s MFA thesis exhibition, an annual showcase for the work of students graduating from the Visual Arts program at the School of the Arts, returns to campus for the first time in more than a decade. The show, which opens April 22, will inaugurate the Miriam and Ira D.

Deborah Cullen

Deborah Cullen, Director & Chief Curator, The Wallach Art Gallery, standing before Tomo Mori's Concerto Encircling, 2016, a site-specific mural for the lobby at Miller Theatre. Photo by John Pinderhughes

When Deborah Cullen joined Columbia in 2012, she was given an enviable task. As the new director and chief curator of the Miriam and Ira D.

Carol Becker

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Since it was founded in 1965, Columbia University School of the Arts has produced a stream of award-winning writers, playwrights, filmmakers, actors, directors and visual artists. While the school has never lacked for talent, it has long suffered from a paucity of square footage.

David Henry Hwang and Lynn Nottage

David Henry Hwang (left) and Lynn Nottage. Photo by Joel Jares, Columbia University School of the Arts

Six years ago, Lynn Nottage received an email from a friend who shared that staying afloat financially was a daily struggle.

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