Arts

Margo Jefferson Author Columbia University
Pulitzer Prize-winning School of the Arts Professor Margo Jefferson has been a staff writer for "The New York Times" and "Newsweek;" her reviews and essays have appeared in "New York Magazine," "Grand Street," "Vogue," "Harper's" and elsewhere.
Scherezade Garcia Immigration Artist Miller Theatre Columbia University
A mural has once again transformed the lobby of the University’s Miller Theatre. On its walls Dominican-born, Brooklyn-based Scherezade Garcia has created vivid panels that flow through the space like water.

A mural has once again transformed the lobby of the University’s Miller Theatre. On its walls Dominican-born, Brooklyn-based Scherezade Garcia has created vivid panels that flow through the space like water.

Scherezade Garcia’s work inhabits a baroque universe. A natural storyteller, she uses drawing, printmaking, painting, installation, and other media to create contemporary allegories about history, colonization, and politics.

Like the superheroes in the comic books he collected, Benjamin Schwartz (CC’ 03, P&S ’08) grew up feeling he had two identities.

Chris Washburne Plays Trombone at Miller Theater

Chris Washburne plays trombone, Tony Moreno, drums, Ole Mathisen on clarinet, Per Mathisen on bass at Miller Theater. Photo by Lena Adasheva, Courtesy of Chris Washburne.

A colorful painting on the wall of Chris Washburne’s Dodge Hall office portrays the associate professor of music as a superhero, riding a collection of musical instruments including trombone, tuba and piano.

(Editor's Note: On October 26-27, 2015, Columbia honored the 60th anniversary of Arthur Mitchell's debut with a two-day symposium, including a documentary screening and a conversation with Mitchell.

Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library has acquired the archive of pioneering ballet dancer, artistic director and choreographer Arthur Mitchell.

Freshman orientation, 2011. Steven Bennett was playing cello in his dorm room on the 15th floor of John Jay Hall when he heard a knock on his door. When he opened it, another student with a broad grin exclaimed, “Cello!”

Before they graduate from Columbia’s School of the Arts, M.F.A. students in the theater management and producing  concentration are required to put together a project that has some connection to the University.

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