Arts

Brooklyn-based artist Rafael Vargas-Suarez paints a mural in the Miller Theatre lobby.

Arthur Danto (1924-2013) taught at Columbia for 40 years. A public philosopher in the realm of the arts, his last book, "What Art Is," was published in March by Yale University Press.

In two places where Arthur worked for many decades – Columbia’s Philosophy Department and the Journal of Philosophy – there had always been a general feeling among us that much as he loved and laboured here, he found us too confining. This was a source of pride rather than hurt.

When Farah Griffin asked her mother what she remembered about World War II, her response was, “All the handsome soldiers who drove the buses in Philadelphia.” Griffin, the William B.

The 1940s have always held a special allure for Farah Griffin, who grew up hearing “stories about the era that just made it very interesting to me, very glamorous and mysterious.”

With a nod to his “tightly crafted works of fiction and nonfiction,” the MacArthur Foundation today announced that Donald Antrim, associate professor in the Writing Program at the School of the Arts, will be among the 24 “genius” fellows it named for 2013.

Edith Piaf singing at the Maison Française, November 16, 1947.

A century ago, when Paris was the center of Western culture, Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler could boast of knowing just about every important person in France.

Brad Lubman, of Ensemble Signal, speaks about the composer and conductor Oliver Knussen and gives a preview of repertoire programmed for the upcoming Miller Theatre Composer Portrait on April 18, 2013.

Artworks by contemporary Cambodian artists, including survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, are on display at Columbia’s Maison Française and Italian Academy. The exhibition takes place in conjunction with the city-wide Season of Cambodia Festival this spring.

This exhibit at Maison Française and The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University, open until May 4, features seventy works of visual arts (paintings, drawings, photographs) about the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge, made by the great contemporary artists Vann N

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