February 11, 2014

Public programs & upcoming events spring 2014

Columbia University School of the Arts
John Akomfrah, The Stuart Hall Project (still), 2013. Film. © Smoking Dogs Films.


This spring, join Columbia University School of the Arts for dynamic discussions, screenings and performances that celebrate the world’s innovators in art and culture. For the complete calendar, click here.

Highlights for February–March:

Round Midnight
Tuesday, February 25, 6pm
Miller Theatre

Film director Bertrand Tavernier presents his critically acclaimed film, an American-French musical drama about the Paris jazz scene of the 1950s. Conversation with director to follow the screening.


The Shadows Took Shape programs
In collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem and their current exhibition, The Shadows Took Shape, these programs examine Afro-futurist aesthetics within the larger social, political, and cultural context of the African Diaspora.

In Conversation: Sanford Biggers & Saul Williams
Thursday, February 27, 7pm
The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Stuart Hall Project with John Akomfrah
Friday, February 28, 6:30pm
Davis Auditorium


The Act of Killing
Saturday, March 8, 5:30pm
Dodge Hall
This 2014 Academy Award-nominated documentary follows former Indonesian death squad leaders as they reenact their war crimes. Conversation with director Joshua Oppenheimer to follow the screening.


A Time for Everything: Diagrams
Friday, March 14, 6pm
Prentis Hall
As the final of Matthew Ritchie’s Mellon Visiting Artists & Thinkers Program project, he and Frederik Stjernfelt examine how we can extend understanding and newly emerging dimensions in the shared space of culture, particularly through diagrams.


Chantal Mouffe
Thursday, March 27, 6:30pm
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
Renowned political philosopher Chantal Mouffe continues her exploration of agonistics and different models of radical politics in this lecture.


Visual Arts MFA First Year Show
March 28–April 12; Opening reception: Friday, March 28, 5–7pm
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
First-year MFA students present new work at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. Curated by Deborah Cullen, Director & Chief Curator of the Gallery.

More to come this spring with Jeffrey Eugenides, Elia Suleiman, Rachel Kushner and the MFA Thesis Show. Complete schedule here.

Columbia University School of the Arts Public Programs are guided by a commitment to presenting new voices, international perspectives and scholarship across the arts. These events aim to create a forum for the exchange of ideas among practitioners, students, scholars and the public.

Programs are located at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street, unless otherwise noted. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservation information noted above. Check website for most up-to-date details on time and location.

All events are free and open to the public.



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