Arts & Humanities

Two Must-See Art Exhibitions on Campus

Everyday Algerian life and the 1919 death of a black teenager in Chicago are the focal points of shows at the Wallach Art Gallery and the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery.

A group of dancers in multicolored clothing.
Barnard/Columbia Dances
Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts

The performances on November 21, 22 and 23 feature the U.S. premiere of Again? Now What? by Yvonne Rainer, the 2019 Lida A. Orzeck ’68 Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Barnard College.

A night scene of Paris with Moulin Rouge script in the sky.
'Moulin Rouge!' is on Broadway with help from Columbia School of the Arts.
'Moulin Rouge!' From Script to Stage

Columbia School of the Arts students, alumni and faculty were hired for the Broadway musical.

A group of men and women, some kneeling in front, others standing in back.
Students from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in Haiti.
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Student Research in Haiti Informs World Monuments Watch

The Gingerbread neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti was included in the 2020 World Monuments Watch, thanks in part to work done there by Columbia students. 

Exhibitions

A queen of spades playing card showing an image of a queen.
Karata Playing Card, Kenya: Colour Print Ltd, circa 1970-1985
Mirror of Humanity: Seeing Ourselves in Playing Cards

An exhibition at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library that focuses on playing cards made in Europe and the United States from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Now through January 31, 2020.

An abstract artwork of grays, blues and blacks.
Torkwase Dyson, Hot Cold (1919: Black Water), 2019. Photo by Dan McMahon.
1919: Black Water

A solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artist Torkwase Dyson at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery examines a period of heightened racial violence across the U.S. Now through December 14.

An abstract patter of blues, reds and oranges set against a black background.
Mourad Krinah, The Sunday Waltz 3 – Tribute to Paolo Uccello, 2019, Wallpaper installation, Courtesy of the artist.
Waiting for Omar Gatlato: Contemporary Art from Algeria and its Diaspora

Everyday Algerian life is seen through film, paintings, photography and sculpture in this Wallach Art Gallery exhibition. Now through March 15, 2020.

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Books

a book cover with a drawing of a yellow car, people and upside down trees
A Terrible Country

By Keith Gessen

 a book cover with a yellow and blue drawing of big letters and swimmers
Hark

By Sam Lipsyte

 

a book cover with a drawing of a rabbit
Rabbits for Food

By Binnie Kirshenbaum