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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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“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” – Part 1: El Museo del Barrio

When we hear the word “Caribbean,” many of us tend to think of blue waters, warm sun, and summer cocktails.  America’s favorite vacation spot, however, is home to many distinct cultures of its own.  A new city-wide exhibit, “Caribbean:  Crossroads of … Continue reading

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An Oasis of Calm: The Noguchi Museum

I’m going to say it straight out: the Noguchi Museum is far away. Like, Queens far. It takes a train ride and sizable walk just to make it to the front door. Once you walk through that door though, the … Continue reading

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Toothpick City

Toothpicks are a staple of arts and crafts rooms in schools everywhere. But few people manage to transcend the humble toothpick to truly artistic heights. Stan Munro is a bona fide toothpick artist. He creates amazing recreations of famous buildings, … Continue reading

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Art on a Cool Mission

Dutch artist Ap Verheggen is installing his latest work far beyond the safe walls of a museum: on a doomed iceberg in a region of Greenland that is experiencing the effects of climate change. The project, entitled “Cool (E)Motion,” is … Continue reading

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