Faculty Members Sarah Sze and Lynn Nottage Inducted to American Academy of Arts & Letters

February 27, 2018
Lynn Nottage

Visual Arts Professor Sarah Sze and Theater Arts Professor Lynn Nottage were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Founded in 1898 as an honor society, the American Academy of Arts and Letters celebrates “the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers.” Sze and Nottage are two of twelve inductees, along with visual artists Nicole Eisenman and Jenny Holzer, and authors Jeffrey Eugenides, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Maxine Hong Kingston, among others. Inductees’ work will be exhibited at the galleries beginning May 24th through June 17th, 2018.  

Sarah Sze

Sze, who creates dynamic kinetic sculptures and installations, is currently exhibiting a site-specific installation at Hause der Kunst in Munich, Denmark. She recently wrapped up a group exhibition, Drawing and Prints: Selections from The Met Collection, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work was recently acquired by The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs at the New York Public Library.

Nottage, a playwright and a screenwriter, is premiering her play, Mlima’s Tale on March 27th, 2018, at The Public Theater (which will star Theater Arts alumna Ito Aghayere '12). In 2017, Nottage was inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her plays, Sweat and Ruined have won Pulitzer Prizes.

At Columbia University, Nottage teaches courses in playwriting and directing, and graduate students can elect to do an independent study with Sze.