Arts

Exhibit Toy Story Image

Image from instructional booklet accompanying Richter’s Anchor-Building-Bricks: real stone in three colours. (New York, 1887).

Puzzles, a folding dollhouse, 19th century peep shows, pop-up books and Lego models are all on display in “Classics at Play,” an exhibition of architectural toys from the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library collection.

In December 2015, Clement Meadmore’s Curl was welcomed back to its home in front of Uris Hall after a full restoration. The swooping Cor-Ten steel sculpture, which was commissioned by Business School benefactor Percy Uris, was originally installed in 1968.

Miller inaugurates a new holiday tradition, a playful production that brings to life Saint-Saëns’ musical “salute to feathers, fur, and fins”—Carnival of the Animals.

Post-Conservation Re-dedication of Meadmore's Curl

Congressman John Lewis’ Life of Civil Rights Leadership Chronicled in Graphic Novels

Congressman John Lewis Civil Rights March Selma Comic Book
You might not think that civil rights and graphic novels go together, but Georgia Congressman John Lewis has turned to the popular literary form.
COLUMBIA RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY Illustration Trevor Winkfield

Page detail from Faster Than Birds Can Fly by John Ashbery, with illustrations by Trevor Winkfield. New York: Granary Books, 2009. Courtesy of the Columbia Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

In 2001, Granary Books, a small press based in New York, published an illustrated catalog of all its books titled, When Will the Book Be Done?.

Portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby Painting Restored Columbia University

Cornelius Johnson, Portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby, oil on panel, 31 x 24 in. At left, the painting before restoration, image courtesy of the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Right, post-conservation photograph by Juan Trujillo

Recently, one of the finest British paintings in the University’s art collection was the subject of a year-long conservation project.

The exhibit titled Messages Across Time and Space: Inupiat Drawings from the 1890s was curated by Frances Negron-Muntaner, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Sarah Diver, and Christopher Green.

Bringing Bach to unexpected places is nothing new for Matt Haimovitz. In Manhattan alone, his performances have taken him from the High Line to Carnegie Hall to CBGB.

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