The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University

In conjunction with the launching of the second, fully revised and expanded six-volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (July 2014), a two-day symposium comprising six panels will be hosted at Pratt Institute. This event is a collaboration between Columbia University and Pratt Institute. 

Miller Theatre and the Columbia Arts Initiative join forces each summer to bring this display of community creativity to Morningside Park on the Upper West Side. Visiting artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles return to Miller Theatre to lead a week of free art-making workshops, open to all, and culminating in an illuminated procession through the park on Saturday, September 27. This year, the sponsors share with the Center for Jazz Studies in a campus-wide celebration of African American artist Romare Bearden and his 1977 collage series A Black Odyssey, inspired by Homer's...

Columbia to Explore Romare Bearden's A Black Odyssey

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A traveling Smithsonian exhibition, Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey *, will make its final stop at Columbia’s Wallach Gallery beginning in November. Centered around collages based on Homer’s Odyssey by the celebrated African American artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988) and curated by Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, the exhibition is the focal point of a unique yearlong, University-wide exploration of Bearden’s iconic work. Departments and schools, students and faculty across Columbia, from the Core Curriculum to the Global Centers, will engage in an array of public programs, including lectures and conferences, jazz and spoken word performances, and other special events on and off campus beginning in September.

Please see this Video by the Columbia News Video Team for more information.

*Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in cooperation with the Romare Bearden Foundation and Estate and DC Moore Gallery. The exhibition and its related educational resources are supported by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.