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Sam Kirk, a 2005 Columbia alumna, first had this mural exhibited as a part of a Pride installation in New York.

Columbia alumna displays vibrant multi-racial LGBTQ+ murals

June 30, 2020

A Black woman with pink, curly hair stands powerfully behind the backdrop of the transgender Pride flag, reminding Chicagoans that authentic queer representation includes Black, Indigenous and peopl...

Paint The City initiative supports local artists who ‘bring a little light back’

Artist Bryant L. Jones uses art as a creative outlet to spark conversations around important issues.

By Lauren Leazenby, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Black hands pray to “Heal the Hood” on a boarded-up currency exchange. A black-gloved fist is raised next to the words “Black Lives Matter” on the windows of a restaurant. A painting of a Black man ho...

Shedd Aquarium splashes art across Chicago

By Katherine Savage

September 24, 2018

The Shedd Aquarium is inviting visitors to explore various exotic aquatic species in a unique exhibit, “Underwater Beauty,” which features 100 species and more than 1,000 animals.“Underwater Beauty,” which opened May 25, focuses not on types of creatures, but rather on colors, patterns and rhythms or movements of the animals, said Johnny Ford, manager of Communication and Public Relations at the Shedd Aquarium.“‘Unde...

‘Big Walls’ provides big opportunities

May 2, 2016

While the college is preparing to roll out its new branding initiative, Columbia students and alumni are doing branding work for the college on their own. Members of the Columbia community are working on 17 new murals that will decorate the South Loop in time for the Manifest Urban Arts Festival on May 13 as part of the Big Walls project, as reported April 25 by The Chronicle.The WAC launched in 2013 under the oversight of Mar...

Leah Griffith, a sophomore music major, performs during WAC’s Acoustic Kitchen event at HAUS inside the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building.

South Loop crawls with creativity during WAC

October 26, 2015

The third annual Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl took to the streets of the South Loop and Columbia’s campus Oct. 23 to showcase more than 200 artists, musicians, theatrical performers and dancers during m...

Playboy wise to remove nudes from print magazine

By Editorial Board

October 26, 2015

Hugh Hefner wrote in Playboy’s first issue in 1953, “If you’re a man between the ages of 18 and 80, Playboy is meant for you.” The magazine proved to be a success, boasting more than 7 million readers at its peak in 1972.More than four decades later, Playboy has struggled to retain younger readers, especially millennials. The men’s entertainment magazine was once revolutionary for embracing sexuality and nudity befo...

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