Arts

Lush Murals Enliven Miller Theatre’s Lobby

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.

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac and Matt Ray

A scene from Act III titled Puppets, Whitman and Civil War. Photo by Teddy Wolff

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith are pleased to announce that A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac and

Joanne's Girls by Douglas Miles

A photograph in the Apache Chronicles exhibit titled Joanne's Girls by Douglas Miles.

Douglas Miles is a Native American artist whose paintings and other works reference Apache motifs. In the 1990s, after watching his son skateboarding, he decided to make a board for him.

In the latest installment of Professor Mike Massimino’s Extreme Engineering series, he visits Eitan Grinspun, director of Columbia’s Computer Graphics Group, who develops computer programs to animate Hollywood mo

When Henry Moore’s bronze Reclining Figure was installed in front of Havemeyer Hall on December 14, Columbia became the second university in the United States, after MIT, to have two Moore sculptures on permanent display.

From 19th-century studio practice through the independence era of the 1950s and 1960s, African photography has best been known for modes of portraiture that crystallize subjects’ identities and social milieus.

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