Jorge Otero-Pailos ripping a piece of paper off a wall to clean

Jorge Otero-Pailos cleaning the wall of the Alumix factory in 2008. Photo Courtesy of Patrick Ciccone

When he was growing up in Madrid, Jorge Otero-Pailos often accompanied his father, a landscape painter, to the Prado Museum, where they set up canvases on easels and copied works by such masters as Goya and Velázquez. But as he grew up, his art teachers advised him to do something where he could earn a living.
Jorge Otero-Pailos standing over a lit square, screen of dance movements on floor preserved by dust

Jorge Otero-Pailos with Répétiteur.

Jorge Otero-Pailos is one of three artists invited by New York City Center to create artworks that celebrate the cultural institution’s 75th anniversary.

Photo by Michael DiVito

A searchable, free database developed by Columbia University and CUNY provides insight into companies that made and sold toxic products.
A man installing a model of the Seagram Building

Installation of Seagram Building model, c. 1957. Image Courtesy of Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

'Model Projections,' an exhibit in Buell Hall, focuses on the practice of model making during the mid-20th century.
Photo of Columbia's Reid Hall
Joined by France’s Minister of Higher Education and world renowned artists, the Columbia community gathered at Reid Hall in Paris today to celebrate the opening of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
Black and white photo of Frankenstein

Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster in the 1931 film Frankenstein.

“If the last 200 years have taught us anything, it’s that Frankenstein is an immortal book.”
a black and white portrait shot of Gary Shteyngart

Who else but satirist Gary Shteyngart, a professor in the writing program at the School of the Arts, would describe passengers on a Greyhound bus who snore “like they had entire planets up their nose”?

In late 1862, the French painter Édouard Manet recorded in his studio notebook that the model Laure posed for a portrait in his Paris studio.

The Dominican American artist Joiri Minaya has transformed the lobby of Miller Theatre with a new site-specific installation from her series Tropical Surfaces, in which she deconstructs and reimagines tropical design, pointing to it as an invention of the Global North.

gray and black drawing of Kathryn Bache Miller's profile

Kathryn Bache Miller

Miller Theatre is named for Kathryn Bache Miller, a New York City philanthropist who give millions to local charities in New York City before she died in 1979.