An exhibition of Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program Professor Sarah Sze's work opened at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York September 16. The show will remain on view through October 23. more
Columbia University School of the Arts honored composer Pauline Oliveros with the William Schuman Award, a major recognition given periodically over the past twenty-eight years, with a concert and awards ceremony at Miller Theatre on Saturday, March 27, 2010.
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. more
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. more
Curated by Guy Ben-Ari and Leah Wolff ('11MFA Candidates)
LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts
Participating Artists: Guy Ben-Ari, Sam Bornstein, Mark Dion, Zohar Gotesman, Nora Griffin, JJ Peet,
Brian Rattiner, Robert Rhee, and Leah Wolff
Opening: Friday, September 24, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 20 - October 8, 2010
For more information: www.guleah.com/rhino more
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.
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program adjunct faculty member Geoffrey Fletcher won the Oscar for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) in 2010 for "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award for writing in Oscar history. The award capped a robust awards season for Fletcher, who also won an Independent Spirit Award for the film. "Precious" won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and top honors at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival as well.