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Artists find solace and community through remote collaborative projects

Artists find solace and community through remote collaborative projects

April 6, 2020

Desperate to keep her mind off the reality that she would have to wrap up her senior thesis online, Maria Varela found a new purpose—making masks for health care workers. After seeing posts about mask ...

Columbia ‘authors the culture of its time’ with plans for digital Manifest

Columbia ‘authors the culture of its time’ with plans for digital Manifest

March 31, 2020

Emma Young was studying abroad in Germany during the Fall 2019 semester when she spent more than a month focused on writing and producing a song for Manifest’s song competition—something she has been looking ...

Artists depict the universal female experience at ‘Suffra-Jetting’ exhibit

Artists depict the universal female experience at ‘Suffra-Jetting’ exhibit

March 8, 2020

Sitting in front of her camera with her hair uncovered and wearing her late mother’s nightgown, Verneda Lights flashed a furious expression as she captured a self-portrait. Lights later modified the...

The first annual Wave Film Festival makes a splash at Columbia

The first annual Wave Film Festival makes a splash at Columbia

March 7, 2020

Columbia dipped its toes underwater by welcoming 12 subaquatic filmmakers, 13 environmental organizations and 20 short films to Film Row Cinema for the first Wave Film Festival. The Saturday, Feb....

Upcoming campus events bring Spanish art close to home

Upcoming campus events bring Spanish art close to home

March 6, 2020

Elio Leturia, an associate professor in the Communication Department, is no stranger to the prejudice international  artists can face when they come overseas. He said when he came to America from P...

Life viewed through windows at ‘Harry’s Gallery’

Life viewed through windows at ‘Harry’s Gallery’

March 1, 2020

Since coming to Columbia, Harry Foster has always wanted to host an exhibit to show a cohesive body of work. While shooting cityscapes and street photography, he noticed a recurring theme: windows. ...

Upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography turns the lens on democracy

Upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography turns the lens on democracy

February 28, 2020

The desolate site of the Unabomber’s Montana cabin, a 1950s woman dressed up for a civil rights event and the ghostlike shell of a once-segregated school are just a few of the images Art and Art H...

ILLO Awards draw recognition to students, hopes to expand

ILLO Awards draw recognition to students, hopes to expand

February 4, 2020

When Ali Cantarella was five years old, she stumbled upon her brother's "Dragon Ball Z" fan art and discovered what would eventually become her lifelong passion—illustration. “[After that,] I just kept d...

Dance company ‘lucks’ out with ‘dreamy’ partnership with college’s Dance Center

Dance company ‘lucks’ out with ‘dreamy’ partnership with college’s Dance Center

February 2, 2020

The Lucky Plush show kicked off with a rare comedic beginning to its dance performance—a breathless, self-aware monologue on how the performance was already seven minutes late. A member of the ensemb...

The contradictions of Warhol: more than pop and color

The contradictions of Warhol: more than pop and color

January 22, 2020

A vibrant painting of Marilyn Monroe, a red and green painting of an electric chair and a floor-to-ceiling painting of Mao Tse Tung––these are only a few pieces from Andy Warhol’s collection...

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

December 9, 2019

  When Quentin Moore was 12 years old, his mom bought him his first DJ equipment, a Numark Mixtrack Pro I when they didn’t have much money. But the moment he began to take his work seriously w...

Q&A: Professor commemorates legacy of activist Fred Hampton

Q&A: Professor commemorates legacy of activist Fred Hampton

December 8, 2019

In 1969, activist and chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party Fred Hampton was brutally murdered by a Chicago police officer as he slept in bed next to his pregnant fiancée. Tues...

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