Arts

Carmel Raz in front of a beige and green organ with an ornate flowery design
Carmel Raz, a post-doctoral fellow in Columbia’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities, teaches a seminar to Columbia undergraduates on the relationship between music and certain disorders or conditions of the mind.
black and white yearbook photos of playwrights Rodgers and Hammerstein when at Columbia University
Rodgers and Hammerstein's historic partnership began at Columbia and ended with a run of classic shows, including "Carousel," "The King and I," and "The Sound of Music."
An artistic photograph by Omar Z. Robles of a ballerina in pointe shoes dancing in a street devastated by hurricanes and floods in Puerto Rico
If you need a break from the heat, there are several exhibitions around Columbia that you can enjoy while cooling off indoors.
This summer the Wallach Art Gallery features art that looks to the Caribbean islands and challenges traditional geographic and conceptual boundaries.
Mar Mazower in a pink button-down shirt while standing in front of a book shelf filled with books
Mark Mazower, history professor and director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities, has covered international developments on either side of World War II. In his latest book, 'What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home,' he turns his scholar’s eye closer to home.
Brad Garton by an electric keyboard and digital board

Photo by Barbara Alper

Founded in 1958, and originally known as the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, it is the oldest center for electro-acoustic music in the United States.
Gordon Penn
Gordon Penn honed his craft studying with renowned professors, including Tony winner David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, as well as Charles Mee, Anne Bogart and Arnold Aronson.
Ramin Bahrani, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon

Director Ramin Bahrani (left) stands with the lead actors in a film adaptation of 'Fahrenheit 451,' Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. Photo by Michael Gibson/HBO

Ramin Bahrani's film, a modern retelling of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian classic was produced for HBO and will also screen at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
purple and orange geometric shape

Left Push In by Laura Mosquera, 2017. Acrylic, gouache, flashe and printed paper on canvas.

Artistic talent isn’t confined to the professorial and student ranks at the School of the Arts.  Fourteen administrators who work at the school are having their work displayed in a staff exhibition at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery in Dodge Hall.

Sketch of Casa Italiana building on Amsterdam after it was built.
Lorenzo Da Ponte, Columbia's first professor of Italian, whose real name was Emanuele Conegliano, helped create Italian studies not just at the University but in this country, promoting the riches of the culture and bringing its opera to these shores.

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