Columbia University School of the Arts Dean Carol Becker speaks with Edie Lush at Hub Davos about what happens when artists get priced out of neighborhoods, and how business leaders can learn from artists.
To mark the opening of the Columbia University Mideast Research Center in Amman, Jordan, the School of the Arts commissioned several pieces from the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies for the global center.
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Columbia’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute in Beijing, School of the Arts Global Programs and Visual Arts Program created a retrospective exhibition of printmaking for premiere at the Visual Art Center of the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua Uniersity in Beijing, and later presented at Beijing’s Today Art Museum.
Columbia University School of the Arts kicked off its collaboration with the Columbia University Middle East Research Center in Amman, Jordan in June 2010, with a series of screenings of American films about the Iraq War curated by School of the Arts Professor and Director of Lincoln Center Film Society Richard Peña. The five-night film series was free and open to the public, and featured panel discussions with local and regional filmmakers and scholars.
The School of the Arts Global Programs and Film Program launched an exciting new collaboration with Maisha Film Lab in Uganda, a nonprofit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers founded by acclaimed director Mira Nair ("Monsoon Wedding," "The Namesake," "Salaam Bombay"). Maisha is headquartered in Kampala and operates several intensive filmmaking labs per year, ranging from one to four weeks and providing hands-on intensive mentoring in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording and acting.
This intensive three-week course created and taught by Theatre Assistant Professor Gideon Lester; and editor of Theater magazine and Yale University Associate Professor of Dramaturgy Tom Sellar; introduced students to contemporary theatre and performance in Paris, one of Europe's most innovative and cosmopolitan arts capitals.