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Columbia University School of the Arts will present discussions, screenings, readings, and research about work that enacts transformation on physical, social, political, and psychic landscapes and the complexities that result. The 2022–23 Public Programs and Engagement series is structured around the concept of “To Transform.” The Lenfest Center for the Arts, located on the Manhattanville campus of Columbia University, hosts the majority of programs.
Constructing a Nervous System, Margo Jefferson’s most recent book, will be the topic of this month’s conversation with Deborah Paradez. More.
Author Marina Warner, who is well known for her work, will discuss recent findings about how narrative helps people “live through exile and dislocation, and survive somewhere that is not home” in October. More.
There will be a public open house at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Learn more about climate science, volcanoes, tree rings, and other topics.
Professors of writing Susan Hartman and Lis Harris will talk on Hartman’s portrayal of Utica, New York, in City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life Into A Dying American Town. More.
Carol Becker will read from her most recent article, Poets, Priests, Mystics and Revolutionaries: Ernesto Cardenal and Thomas Merton: Complex Lives and Dreams for a Future Society, which was inspired by their lifelong communication. More.
Renowned visual artist Duke Riley will show work in November as part of his solo exhibition, DEATH TO THE LIVING, Long Live Trash, at the Brooklyn Museum. More.
In conjunction with the exhibition Sin Autorización: Contemporary Cuban Art at the Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, renowned visual artist Tania Bruguera exhibits new work. More.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Hidden Figures, Spirited Away, School of Rock, and Big are among the titles in the Lenfest Kids monthly film series exploring transformation and change for kids and families. More.
Visit the School of the Arts website for the full season of events.
The Lenni-Lenape and Wappinger people claim that Manhattan is a portion of their historic and customary homeland, according to Columbia University School of the Arts. Through continual education and a dedication to equitable representation, we continue to address issues of exclusion, erasure, and systemic discrimination.
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