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.

Over the last 30 years, Miller Theatre has been a leading cultural venue in New York City. Executive director Melissa Smey says this milestone season is full of exciting, adventurous programming.

Carmel Raz in front of a beige and green organ with an ornate flowery design
Carmel Raz, a post-doctoral fellow in Columbia’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities, teaches a seminar to Columbia undergraduates on the relationship between music and certain disorders or conditions of the mind.
black and white yearbook photos of playwrights Rodgers and Hammerstein when at Columbia University
Rodgers and Hammerstein's historic partnership began at Columbia and ended with a run of classic shows, including "Carousel," "The King and I," and "The Sound of Music."
An artistic photograph by Omar Z. Robles of a ballerina in pointe shoes dancing in a street devastated by hurricanes and floods in Puerto Rico
If you need a break from the heat, there are several exhibitions around Columbia that you can enjoy while cooling off indoors.