Category Archives: Visual Art

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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ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE: The Monuments of Mickalene Thomas

If the thought of forty minutes on the 2|3 spells the end of any plan to leave this insular island of the Manhattoes, you’re in good company. But take an afternoon this Saturday or Sunday and run, don’t walk, 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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“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” – Part 2: The Studio Museum in Harlem

A Columbia student’s museum experience most typically takes place south of Morningside; we easily forget that the northern half of this fabulous island has just as much to offer.  This week, I paid a visit to the Studio Museum in … Continue reading

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