Arts

black and white photo of two native american women

"Norma" told photographer Daniel Jack Lyons, "In the street there has been a lot of crime that has happened to us. Once my daughter and I went out and three boys attacked us, so one feels panic, fear because you think you are safe but you don't know what may happen to you in the street."

Stark, black-and-white photographs by Daniel Jack Lyons (MPH’12) are on view in Low Library’s rotunda in an exhibition entitled Speaking to Peace: Portraits from Maputo and New York City that ca

painting of a couple reading the New York Times in bed

Las Talaveritas, Sunday Morning NYTimes (2016). Oil on linen. Image courtesy of Aliza Nisenbaum; Mary Mary, Glasgow

Aliza Nisenbaum, a professor and the director of graduate studies in the visual arts program at the School of the Arts, knew she wanted to make a difference in the world.
Arthur Mitchell
Columbia’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery will celebrate the life and accomplishments of dancer and political activist Arthur Mitchell in the first exhibition of objects from his archive, 'Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer.'
Annette Insdorf

Photo Courtesy of Columbia University School of the Arts

Annette Insdorf has been a professor in the film program at the School of the Arts for 30 years, teaching Cinema History to undergraduates in the fall and Analysis of F

Propaganda for Lenin during the Russian Revolution

"Our Lenin" illustrated by William Siegel. Image Courtesy of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library is marking the centennial with an exhibition intended to both convey the dramatic events of 1917 and to show their continued relevance.
A scene from the movie The Wizard of Oz

Image Courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The song "Over the Rainbow" almost didn't make into the final movie version of 'The Wizard of Oz.' Walter Frisch, a professor of music, traces the history of the classic song in his latest book "Arlen and Harburg’s Over the Rainbow."
Lydia Dahling
Lydia Dahling helps with the day-to-day management of the Office of the Provost, the chief academic officer of the University.
Orhan Pamuk, Author

Photo by Elena Seibert

Orhan Pamuk, the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities and professor of writing in the School of the Arts, is one of Turkey's most prominent novelis

archival image from Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin Fellows, Broadacre City model, 1935; The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives. Image Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

This fall the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery brings together two very different mid-20th century visions for housing in the U.S. with its exhibition, Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem and Modern Housing.

A young Puerto Rican girl in a classroom holds up an American flag
Searing images from the 1940s taken by photographer Jack Delano appear to be of the destruction wrought on Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Columbia now holds an archive of his remarkable work.

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