It's Time to Go Gallery Hopping

From photos of the war in Ukraine to works from the ancient Jewish community on Corfu, here is a round-up of art shows on campus.

Eve Glasberg
September 27, 2022

Campus is alive again with cultural happenings this fall, including several exhibitions of note. Don’t miss Dead Lecturer / Distant Relative: Notes from the Woodshed, 1950-1980, focusing on works by Asian American and African American artists, which can be seen at the Wallach Gallery through October 2, 2022. Here are some more shows to visit between classes.


william cordova and Lee Quiñones, "physical graffiti," 2019

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Meditations on Resilience

This exhibition at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery of works by Fab 5 Freddy, Lee Quiñones, and william cordova focuses on three print projects published by the Neiman Center for Print Studies, at the School of the Arts. Fab 5 Freddy and Quiñones are known for pioneering aerosol art (graffiti) in the late 1970s. On display through October 14, 2022.


Ukrainian service members near the front lines in southern Ukraine. Photo by Sasha Maslov.

Scorched Earth, Broken Lives

Ukrainian-American photographer Sasha Maslov's pictures depict the devastating effects of the war in Ukraine, in an exhibition at the Harriman Institute. The photos are a record of the sacrifice Ukrainians are making throughout the country. On view through October 14, 2022. 


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

This joint exhibition between the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Jewish Theological Seminary Library features works such as ketubbot (marriage contracts), decorated prayer books, and documents from the centuries-old Jewish community on the Greek island of Corfu. On view at Columbia through November 14, 2022, and at JTS through November 23, 2022.


Factory trimmers, 1984; photograph by Paul Calhoun; courtesy of Museum of Chinese in America.

We Are One

This exhibition of photographs at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Racecommemorates the 1982 garment workers’ strike in New York’s Chinatown 40 years ago. On display through October 19, 2022, which is also the date of a panel conference about the exhibition.