Past Events

April 23 - May 22

Visual Arts Class of 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Wallach Art Gallery
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway) 12:00 AM

The Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program presents the 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition at The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery in the Lenfest Center for the Arts.


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May 15

IN RESPONSE: Jonas Mekas

Scheuer Auditorium at The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10128 7:00 PM

Columbia University Visual Arts MFA candidates and recent alumni present new video, sound, and performance artworks in response to Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running.


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February 3 - 13

The Art of Listening: Under Water

Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway) 2:00 PM

Norwegian artist Jana Winderen’s immersive, site-specific installation, "The Art of Listening: Under Water," will be presented by Columbia University School of the Arts in February 2022.


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September 25 - October 16

2021 Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition

The Lantern
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway) 12:00 AM

The Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program presents the 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition in two installments at the Lenfest Center for the Arts. This exhibition encompasses work by the 22 artists who completed the Visual Arts MFA Program May 2021.


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October 7

Mark Dion | Fall 2021

Online 6:30 PM

Renowned visual artist Mark Dion presented recent work, including a forthcoming project on Governors Island.


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August 27

'the world is changing fast, i am extremely adaptable'

Fridman Gallery
169 Bowery
New York, NY 10002 6:00 PM

The Sound Art Program presented the group exhibition “the world is changing fast, i am extremely adaptable,” curated by Lauren Rosati. Originally scheduled for March 2020 and then January 2021, this exhibition featured work from the Sound Art MFA of classes 2020, 2021, and 2022.


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June 12

Visual Arts Class of 2022 First Year Exhibition

The Lantern
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway) 12:00 AM

The Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program presents the Class of 2022’s First Year MFA Exhibition. Curated by Regine Basha, this exhibition encompasses work by the 35 artists who completed their first year of the Visual Arts MFA Program.


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April 28 - 30

Visual Arts Class of 2020 Thesis Exhibition

Wallach Art Gallery
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway) 12:00 AM

The Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program presents the 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition. This exhibition encompasses work by the 31 artists who completed their second year of the Visual Arts MFA Program in the Spring of 2020.


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March 31 - April 2

Visual Arts Class of 2021 First Year MFA Exhibition

Wallach Art Gallery
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway) 12:00 AM

The Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program presents the Class of 2021’s First Year MFA Exhibition. This exhibition encompasses work by the 23 artists who completed their first year of the Visual Arts MFA Program in 2020.


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Annually, the Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program presents thesis and first-year exhibitions at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at the Lenfest Center for the Arts. These exhibitions encompass work by artists who have completed their first and final year of the Visual Arts MFA Program.

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