January 30, 2018

Spring 2018 public programs and engagement

Columbia University School of the Arts

Lenfest Center for the Arts, 2017. Photo: Joel Jares.

In spring 2018, 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:

Artist and musician Patti Smith presents her latest book, Devotion. More

LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses photography and social change, co-presented by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. More

Mel Chin on art and location. More

Larissa Rhodes in conversation with Maureen A. Ryan about the film Chasing Coral. More

Lila Abu-Lughod, Brian Boyd, Beshara Doumani, Reem Fadda, and Emily Jacir discuss the Palestine Museum. More

Dorothea Lasky welcomes Fred Moten and others for the symposium More Than A Manifesto: The Poet’s Essay. More

Romi Crawford highlights the Wall of Respect, a revolutionary mural on Chicago’s South Side, co-presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. More

Rob King presents eight films on 35mm in the Inaugural Dr. Saul and Dorothy Kit Film Noir Festival. Ticketing and more

Director Rachel Israel, producer Kurt Enger, and actors Samantha Elisofon and Brandon Polansky discuss the film Keep the Change. More

Tobago-born Canadian poet M. NourbeSe Philip reads with US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. More

MFA Film students present screenplays and films at the 31st Annual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF). More

MFA Theatre students produce Directing Theses and the annual New Plays Festival. More

MFA Visual Arts students display work at the annual MFA Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition. More

The MFA Writing Program welcomes Sheila Heti, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Rose Réjouis and Val Vinokur, and others. More

New York City high school students present 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. 615 West 129th Street (between Broadway and 12th Avenue), New York, New York, 10027

Visit the online calendar or download a copy of the spring calendar.

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