Arts & Humanities

This page features Columbia faculty and research related to the arts and humanities, and highlights cultural events happening at Columbia's four campuses. 

A collage of arts and humanities images

A Thai Filmmaker Returns to Columbia to Teach

Anocha Suwichakornpong is now a professor at School of the Arts, where she earned her MFA in film.

Wendy MacNaughton (Alanna Hale)
Wendy MacNaughton (Alanna Hale)
Drawing Connections with Wendy MacNaughton

How the illustrator, graphic journalist, and social worker brings people together through art.

Reginald Cash (Franco Zulueta)
Reginald Cash (Franco Zulueta)
How 3BlackDot is Fostering a Community of Influential Talent

Led by Reginald Cash ’04CC, the entertainment company works with gamers, filmmakers, social-media stars, and other creative types.

Johanna Goodman
Johanna Goodman
Can the World’s Religions Help Save Us from Ecological Peril?

Scholars and religious leaders argue that a spiritual connection to nature is essential for environmental recovery.


Artwork by Lynne Avadenka
The Work of Her Hands: The Art of Lynne Avadenka and the Craft of Jewish Women Printers

JTS’s current library exhibition features a selection of rare books printed by Jewish women from the earliest days of Hebrew publishing, alongside new artwork created by American artist/printmaker Lynne Avadenka. 

Autumn Knight, Nothing: Video #507, 2023, video still detail
Autumn Knight, Nothing: Video #507, 2023, video still detail.
Nothing #26: The Potential of Nothing is Everything (Wallach)

A solo exhibition at the Wallach Gallery of work by Autumn Knight, which explores the Italian phrase, dolce far niente, or the sweetness of doing nothing. 

Fanzines: Passion Made Personal exhibition at Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Fanzines: Passion Made Personal

This Rare Book & Manuscript Library exhibition draws on an extensive fanzine collection, and explores the medium, its creators, characters, and publishers.

More Arts News


The Edinburgh Companion to the Essay co-edited by Nicole Wallack, Mario Aquilina, and Bob Cowser Jr.
The Edinburgh Companion to the Essay

Co-edited by Nicole Wallack, Mario Aquilina, and Bob Cowser Jr.

Nights of Plague by Columbia University Professor Orhan Pamuk
Nights of Plague

By Orhan Pamuk

Inventing the It Girl by Columbia University Professor Hilary Hallett
Inventing the It Girl

By Hilary Hallett

Law as Performance by Columbia University Professor Julie Stone Peters
Law as Performance

By Julie Stone Peters