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. 

JULY 7, 2020
WATERLICHT, the large-scale light installation by the artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde, which was exhibited in collaboration with School of the Arts at Lenfest Center for the Arts in October, received a 2020 IESNYC Lumen Award Citation for Environmental Awareness.

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Alumni Artists in Exhibit Responding to Coronavirus

Alumni Artists in Exhibit Responding to Coronavirus

June 29, 2020

The South Bend Museum of Art’s first online exhibit, Making a Way, is the museum’s response to the nationwide coronavirus lockdowns which began in mid-March.

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Dorothea Lasky and Abigail Chabitnoy: What are you working on now?

Dorothea Lasky and Abigail Chabitnoy: What are you working on now?

June 25, 2020

Since 2018, Associate Professor of Writing Dorothea Lasky has invited a dazzling array of poets to the Lenfest Center for the Arts, including Ken Chen, CAConrad, Anaïs Duplan, Matthea Harvey, Douglas Kearney, Myung Mi Kim, Wayne Koestenbaum, Fred Mot

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Lessons Learned: The Giant Pause and the New Now by Dean Carol Becker

Lessons Learned: The Giant Pause and the New Now by Dean Carol Becker

June 24, 2020

This is the first in a Columbia News series, titled Lessons Learned, which invites the Columbia community to reflect on the pandemic and the insights, personal and professional, they have gained from their COVID-19 experience.

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Several Alumni Participate in Global Forms Theater Festival

Several Alumni Participate in Global Forms Theater Festival

June 22, 2020

The festival is a week-long theatrical celebration that’s dedicated to international theatre artists and features work by artists from 28 different countries.

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Raeda Taha and Pablo Manzi: What are you working on now?

Raeda Taha and Pablo Manzi: What are you working on now?

June 17, 2020

Founded by Carol Becker and David Henry Hwang, the International Play Reading Festival has brought playwrights from Chile, France, Indonesia, Palestine, Russia, and Spain to the Lenfest Center for the Arts for three days of readings and conversation about theatre and transla

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Jelani Cobb and Trey Ellis: What are you thinking about now?

Jelani Cobb and Trey Ellis: What are you thinking about now?

June 10, 2020

We recently reconnected with Jelani Cobb and Trey Ellis. Cobb is the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and a staff writer at the New Yorker.

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Alumna Ashley Tata '12 Launches 'Mad Forest' Online

Alumna Ashley Tata '12 Launches 'Mad Forest' Online

June 5, 2020

Mad Forest is a co-production of Theater for a New Audience and the Fisher Center at Bard College.

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Alumna Nadja Verena Marcin '10 in online exhibit

Alumna Nadja Verena Marcin '10 in online exhibit

June 4, 2020

The Brooklyn-based gallery Kunstraum LLC presents work from alumna Nadja Verena Marcin ’10 at the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) FAIR.

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Adama Delphine Fawundu and Kalia Brooks Nelson: What are you working on now?

Adama Delphine Fawundu and Kalia Brooks Nelson: What are you working on now?

June 3, 2020

Tales from the Mano River is a site-specific mural by visual artist Adama Delphine Fawundu ’18. It was curated by Kalia Brooks Nelson and commissioned by Miller Theatre—where it has been viewed by thousands of concertgoers since September 2019.

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Alumna Vesna Pavlović '07 in Online Exhibit 'Viral Self-Portraits'

Alumna Vesna Pavlović '07 in Online Exhibit 'Viral Self-Portraits'

June 3, 2020

The title of Pavlović’s contribution in response to this invitation is “Mixtape,” which she made in collaboration with Vladimir Jerić Vlidi.

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