September 6, 2018

Fall 2018 public programs and engagement

Columbia University School of the Arts

Lenfest Center for the Arts. Photo: Victoria Benitez.

In fall 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 and other campus venues:

Trey Ellis and Jelani Cobb discuss representing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the documentary King in the Wilderness. More

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and others consider the exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago. More

Rob King and Jack Lechner screen Swoon, The Player, Harlan County USA, and other films from the career of Ira Deutchman. More

Lance Weiler leads a workshop on empathetic storytelling. More

Missy Mazzoli, Karen Russell, Melissa Smey, and Royce Vavrek discuss the opera Proving Up on the eve of its New York premiere. More

Judith Butler, Masha Gessen, and Jeanine Tesori celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center for the Study of Social Difference and the 5th anniversary of Women Creating Change. More

Friends remember poet Lucie Brock-Broido (1956–2018). More

Brent Blair presents a postcolonial guide to cultural fieldwork. More

Ariella Azoulay, Brian Wallis, Deborah Willis, and others reconsider vernacular photography. More

Gary Shteyngart discusses his new novel, Lake Success, with Bruce Robbins. More

The LeRoy Neiman Gallery displays new prints by David Altmejd, Dasha Shishkin, Nicola López, Chris Ofili, and Judy Pfaff. More

Astra Taylor discusses What is Democracy? with Chenjerai Kumanyika and Nicholas Lemann. More

Students of the MFA Theatre Program produce Acting and Directing Theses. More

Nathaniel Khan, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Jennifer Blei Stockman, and Debi Wisch present their film, The Price of Everything. More

Films by Amandine Gay and Alice Diop in a series curated by Nora Philippe and co-presented by Columbia Maison Française to complement the exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today. More

Students of the MFA Visual Arts and MFA Sound Art Programs open their studios. More

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems presents her work. More

The MFA Writing Program welcomes Alexander Chee, Anne Fadiman, Peter Godwin, Samantha Hunt, Lynne Tillman, and Emily Wilson. 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 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 website for more details and to download a copy of the fall calendar.

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