Category Archives: Free in NYC

The Art of Scent at MAD

I smelled an exhibit today. Yes, that’s right, “smelled.” Let me elaborate. In the realm of the arts we rely on our sense of sight to perceive visual works, our sense of touch to feel textures, our sense of hearing to … Continue reading

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“Living Machines”: Drawings by GSAPP Grad, Katie Shima

The Diana Center is a central aspect of student life with long lines trailing out of Liz’s Place between class periods and clusters of students scattered amongst the vibrantly-colored furnishing. Its hallways are often decked out with student art, giving … Continue reading

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Build your Morningside Light

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” –Pablo Picasso Welcome back to the Arts Initiative at Columbia! As your fall classes commence and begin to wash the summer dust from your brains, let the Arts Initiative … Continue reading

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“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” – Part 3: The Queens Museum of Art

Manhattan might be one of the world’s greatest arts centers, but some of New York’s best cultural landmarks lay in the far reaches of the outer boroughs. This week, I made a trip all the way out to Flushing Meadows-Corona … Continue reading

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SummerStage: Bringing the world’s performing arts to a park near you

Perhaps this seems like an obvious statement, but I’ll say it anyway. There is no excuse to be bored in New York City over the summer. No matter what day or night of the week and where you’re located, there’s … Continue reading

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The Beauty in the Human Details

Looking over the pieces on display at El Museo del Barrio, I was struck by a couple different observations setting the current Testimonios: 100 Years of Popular Expression exhibit apart from most other museum exhibits I’ve seen. The first striking … Continue reading

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Luminance: An Exhibit of New Media Video Work

One of the most fascinating parts of the prevalence of the world of social networking and online, user-generated media is the effect it seems to be having on artists and the type of media used to create art. Digital media … Continue reading

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