Eleanor Antin, who will give an Public Programs artist reading and performance of her coming-of-age memoir, Conversations with Stalin, takes over Art21's Twitter account on Friday, October 26 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Antin will "read" stanzas of a short story, where audience participation is encouraged throughout, and Antin will respond to questions submitted by audience members. more
Columbia University School of the Arts has announced the 2012-2013 Columbia Stages season of actors’, directors’ and playwrights’ thesis productions at the Riverside Theatre, 3LD, the Connelly Theatre, and The Pershing Square Signature Center. Columbia Stages has expanded its season to a variety of venues throughout the City in order to provide third-year students with high-quality presentation spaces that meet the needs of their individual vision. The first production of the season will be Antigone/Progeny directed by Greg Taubman ’13.more
David Altmejd ('01 SOA): The Orbit
Organized by David Norr, Chief Curator Toby Devan Lewis Gallery
October 8, 2012 — December 30, 2012
The Orbit is a special project for the exhibition Inside Out and From the Ground Up.more
The Austin Film Festival launches this year featuring the accomplishments of Columbia students and alumni.
This year’s festival will take place October 18-25. Known for supporting the process and product of the screenwriter, the Austin Film Festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking for nineteen years with past participants such as Oliver Stone, Sydney Pollack, Wes Anderson, and Ron Howard.more
Set to feature six Columbia films, the 13th Annual Woodstock Film Festival will take place this year October 10-14.
California Solo, written and directed by Marshall Lewy (’06 SOA), will screen for two nights of the five-day event. The film stars Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, 28 Weeks Later) and was a 2012 Sundance select.more
The 2012 Hampton’s International Film Festival will highlight many achievements of faculty, students, and alumni of the School of the Arts.
Writer/director Justin Schwarz (’02 SOA) will screen The Discoverers Saturday, October 6. This marks the world premiere for Schwarz’s first feature.more
Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program alumnus Dinaw Mengestu (’05) has received a prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Mengestu, a native of Ethiopia, explores the world of the African diaspora in America in his novels and nonfiction writings. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $500,000 grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.more