Arts & Humanities

Columbia Grad Student Creates a Painting at the Obama Foundation Democracy Forum

The work "focused on these abstract, yet intertwined ideas of diaspora, common experience, and democracy,” said MFA candidate Aristotle Forrester.

Mankiewicz family illustration, Columbia Magazine
Illustration by Nicole Rifkin
How the Mankiewicz Family Got Their Hollywood Ending

They gave the world Citizen Kane and All About Eve. But it took Ben Mankiewicz (’92 JRN), the host of Turner Classic Movies and the youngest star of this four-generation Columbia family, to bring them all together.

Ivan Rome, Columbia University School of the Arts MFA student
Ivan Rome (photo by Tia Carr).
Screenwriter Ivan Rome Looks Homeward

As the inaugural recipient of the Bobby Kashif Cox Memorial Scholarship, the Columbia School of the Arts MFA student takes inspiration from his native Georgia.

Exhibitions

Balaam sitting on his donkey, with an angel brandishing a sword in the background, from a text of liturgical prayers (Columbia University MS X893 J522); photo by Ardon Bar Hama
Balaam sitting on his donkey, with an angel brandishing a sword in the background, from a text of liturgical prayers (Columbia University MS X893 J522); photo by Ardon Bar Hama
The Jews of Corfu: Between the Adriatic and the Ionian

A joint exhibition between the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Jewish Theological Seminary features works from the centuries-old Jewish community on the Greek island.

Celia-Yunior (Celia González and Yunior Aguiar), Siempre hay gente que me dice eso (There are always people telling me that), 2009–22, installation view. Courtesy of the artist.
Celia-Yunior (Celia González and Yunior Aguiar), Siempre hay gente que me dice eso (There are always people telling me that), 2009–22, installation view. Courtesy of the artist.
Sin Autorización: Contemporary Cuban Art

This Wallach Gallery exhibition explores the political and intellectual context of the independent artistic scene in Cuba that emerged around 2016, and its many changes in the years following.

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