The Office of Public Programs and Engagement

 

The Office of Public Programs and Engagement at Columbia University School of the Arts creates interdisciplinary dialogue through lectures, symposia, readings, film screenings, exhibitions, performances, site visits, and more. Conversations and events take place in cooperation with the Film, Theatre, Writing, Visual Arts, and Sound Arts Programs, the Arts Initiative, the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, campus groups, and the city, while providing opportunities for students to work within communities and arts organizations. As the School of the Arts opens The Lenfest Center for the Arts on West 125th Street on the Manhattanville campus, the Office of Public Programs and Engagement offers an array of activity that strengthens local partnerships while highlighting contemporary scholarship, global perspectives, and compelling voices of our time.

Upcoming Events

February 21

Complex Issues: A Strange New Beauty

Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027 The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room 6:30 PM

Shelly Silver, Visual Arts, and Kadambari Baxi, Architecture, Barnard College A Strange New Beauty is “a disturbing intrusion into the luxurious homes of Silicon Valley. Using an aggressive soundtrack and a full frame often fractured into small rectangles covered by text, Silver reveals a deafening violence behind the glittering beauty and deceptive calm of this suburban landscape. There is no human presence, but the homes seem to contain a memory of disturbing events, to bear the traces of a savagery just offscreen”


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February 28

Richard Axel and Sarah Sze: Neuroscience, Art and the Construction of Reality

Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027 The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room 6:30 PM

Richard Axel, Neuroscience, and Sarah Sze, Visual Arts, discuss the construction of reality in the first of a new series of conversations between artists and neuroscientists on the Manhattanville campus. Moderated by Carol Becker, School of the Arts, and Rui Costa, Neuroscience. Co-presented by the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Check-in will begin one hour prior to start time. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested. Registration opens January 23, 2019.


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