Arts & Humanities

Meet the New Chair of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

Kellie Jones, the Hans Hofman Professor of Modern Art, has big plans to center the arts in the department’s teaching, scholarship, and programming.

Columbia University alum Ashley Bryan
Ashley Bryan painting in his home on Little Cranberry Island, Maine. (Matt Cosby)
"Make Me Brave for Life"

The whimsical spirit and positive wisdom of artist and storyteller Ashley Bryan, a 1950 graduate of the School of General Studies.


Columbia University Jazz Performance Program illustration by Greg Betza
Illustration by Greg Betza
20 Years of Jazz Performance at Columbia

Since 2001, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program has allowed non-music majors to study jazz.

Campus books, Columbia University
11 Novels that Will Transport You Back to Morningside Heights

Once again, dorms are full, classes have resumed, and College Walk is buzzing with life. If you’re not on campus, revisit some of your favorite haunts with these novels.

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