September 11, 2017

Fall 2017 public programs and engagement

Columbia University School of the Arts

Lenfest Center for the Arts. Photo: Victoria Benitez.

In fall 2017, Columbia University School of the Arts welcomes an array of filmmakers, performers, writers, visual and theatre artists, historians, theorists, and activists to present and discuss their work at the new Lenfest Center for the Arts:

Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, on a cultural plan for all New Yorkers. More

Lance Weiler leads a workshop on empathetic storytelling. More

Kellie Jones discusses South of Pico with Farah Jasmine Griffin. More

Ai Weiwei in conversation with Dean Amale Andraos and Dean Carol Becker. More

The Art Ensemble of Chicago celebrates its 50th anniversary. More

Visiting artist Tomás Saraceno works with students of art, engineering, and public policy. More

Kaveh Akbar, Louise Glück, Elizabeth Metzger, and others remember poet Max Ritvo. More

Annette Insdorf presents films by Wojciech Has. More

David Henry Hwang in conversation with Julie Taymor about M. Butterfly. More

Carolee Schneemann, on the occasion of the first comprehensive retrospective of her work. More

Laura Poitras in conversation with Alex Abdo and Maureen A. Ryan about Risk. More

Orhan Pamuk and Bruce Robbins discuss The Red-Haired Woman. More

Rithy Panh, Phlouen Prim, Him Sophy, Trent Walker, and Dean Carol Becker introduce audiences to Bangsokol: A Requieum for Cambodia. More

New York City high school students read their creative writing. More

The Office of Public Programs and Engagement at Columbia University School of the Arts hosts activities that strengthen local partnerships while highlighting contemporary scholarship, global perspectives, and compelling voices of our time.

Columbia University School of the Arts’ Lenfest Center for the Arts is a dynamic new hub for cultural and civic exchange in Upper Manhattan. Featuring four flexible venues and a public plaza, this state-of-the-art facility designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, offers unprecedented opportunities for the presentation and generation of contemporary art across disciplines. Visit the online calendar and download a copy of the fall calendar.

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