Columbia Arts Now

In March, 2020 all events were canceled or postponed due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. However, artists did not stop creating. Below are a number of events, announcements, interviews, and more with Columbia artists who have taken to the virtual world to keep on creating and connecting. 

School of the Arts Co-Launches Online Platform MFA Index, Showcasing Student Work

School of the Arts Co-Launches Online Platform MFA Index, Showcasing Student Work

July 13, 2021

The MFA Index is an online space that boasts several functions—as a virtual gallery of visual art, a directory of MFA students, graduates and their work, and "a rich resource for prospective and current students, alumni, artists, teachers, and/or anyone with an interest in art practices and pedagogy

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Alumni Establish Theatrical Company, Apocalyptic Artists Ensemble

Alumni Establish Theatrical Company, Apocalyptic Artists Ensemble

February 18, 2021

Apocalyptic Artists Ensemble (AAE) is a theatrical company dedicated to empowering young people to be creative and think outside the box.

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MTA Commissions Poem by Alumna Tracy K. Smith '97 for COVID-19 Memorial

MTA Commissions Poem by Alumna Tracy K. Smith '97 for COVID-19 Memorial

February 11, 2021

The memorial honors the more than 100 MTA employees who have lost their lives to the virus.

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Dean Carol Becker on Why The Biden Administration Must Invest in the Arts

Dean Carol Becker on Why The Biden Administration Must Invest in the Arts

January 27, 2021

A federal program, like the WPA, can create new narratives for an evolving society more equitable and inclusive than those of the past or present.

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Making Movies From Afar

Making Movies From Afar

January 20, 2021

This School of the Arts film student is based in Seoul and working hard to stay connected with her community in New York.

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Message from President Bollinger
Message from President Bollinger January 14, 2021

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:  

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Five Columbia Artists Featured in ‘100 Drawings from Now’

Five Columbia Artists Featured in ‘100 Drawings from Now’

January 12, 2021

The exhibition “provides a snapshot of artistic production during a period of profound global unrest that has resulted from the ongoing health and economic crises, as well as a surge of activism in response to systemic racism, social injustice, and police brutality in the United States,” according t

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Theatre Student Alison Savino Co-Produces Multimedia Project 'Time (Is)'

Theatre Student Alison Savino Co-Produces Multimedia Project 'Time (Is)'

January 7, 2021

Time (Is) is a multimedia project weaving together original poetry, documentary filmmaking, movement, and music to delve into the lived experiences of persons of color during this era of social unrest and COVID-19.

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