Arts

June Cross Directs Doc Wilhelmina's War Columbia University

A scene from the documentary Wilhemina's War directed by Journalism Professor June Cross in which Wilhemina Dixon stands at a South Carolina cotton field like the ones her parents sharecropped. Photo by John Baynard

June Cross makes documentaries that tell stories of families. A professor at the Journalism School, she is best known for the 1997 Emmy-winning film about her own family, The Secret Daughter.
Noam Elcott Columbia University Film Professor
Most people walk into a darkened theater and think nothing of it. Not Noam Elcott, an associate professor of art history.
Works by some of the major artists of the past 50 years are on view in the exhibition Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery.

Open This End features both iconic and lesser-known works from some of the most significant artists of the last 50 years.

Hadrian's Villa Columbia University Archeology
Twenty miles east of Rome lies the villa of the emperor Hadrian, who ruled for about 20 years during the second century A.D., but whose lavish estate has exercised a strong influence on architects and artists since its rediscovery in the 15th century.

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.

Alhelí Alvarado-Díaz Core Curriculum Columbia University

Image Courtesy by Alhelí Alvarado-Díaz

Alhelí Alvarado-Díaz (GSAS’02,’09) is looking at the Core Curriculum through a new lens. An adjunct professor in Contemporary Civilization, she has added a component of filmmaking to her course.

Charlotte Levitt Columbia University
Charlotte Levitt cultivates an audience for the dozens of concerts put on each year at Columbia’s Miller Theatre, which 'The New York Times' has described as one of the “city’s foremost new music venues.”
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.

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