Category Archives: Multicultural

The History of Science gets Literary at the Jewish Museum

Perhaps the best way to appreciate one of the Jewish Museum’s current exhibits,  Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries, is to learn a little bit more about why—apart from being, at nearly a thousand years old, inconceivably ancient and … Continue reading

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Remembering History: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid at ICP

Seeking a worthwhile procrastination trip for your free hours during reading week? It’s worth your time to head down to the International Center of Photography (at 43rd and 6th, it’s just a short trip downtown on the 1 train) for … Continue reading

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Let Nan Jombang and Asia Society whisk you away

The East side is a little bit like another world – at 7:45 p.m. at 70th and Park Ave on a Saturday, it was silent but for little puffs of breath from the occasional hand-holding couple. The austerity of the evening … Continue reading

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Morningside Lights Artist Talk with Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles

What is processional art? The idea of the parade evokes the imagery of marching bands, elaborate floats, large Macy’s Day balloons, and a chaos of noises coming from the excitement of both the on looking crowds and the procession itself. … 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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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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A More Global Perspective

Part of the mission statement of the International Center of Photography is to propagate society’s appreciation of photography and the role it plays in our modern lives. Visiting the ICP for the first time, that message comes across loud and … Continue reading

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Princes and Painters in Mughal Dehli – Now at Asia Society

Perhaps the most surreal aspect of immersing oneself into the art and culture of a long-forgotten empire, while residing in New York City in 2012, is the thought that one day, people will look back on our society much the … Continue reading

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From Victim to Monster

What do you do when you come home from work to find your spouse and child taken hostage? In Hideki Noda’s The Bee, Mr. Ido, a Japanese businessman, is faced with just that question. Ido’s reaction takes him to some … Continue reading

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more music. more dance. more life. more future.

As audience members stream into The Kitchen, a multimedia performance venue in Chelsea, they are faced with a striking stage picture that appropriately launches more more more…future, a music/dance piece by Congolese director and choreographer Faustin Linyekula. Four very imposing … Continue reading

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