Maybe this week you’ll get to actually explore Morningside Park, instead of just drunkenly staring at it from an 18th floor EC window.

New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.

On campus: 

  • This Friday, the Maison Française is hosting The Hear and Now: An Unorthodox Concert Experience. This event, starting at 7:30 pm and free with RSVP, showcases student work in the realm of music, sound arts, choreography, electronics, and more.
  • This Monday, starting at 7 pm in the Sulzberger Parlor, The Heyman Center for Humanities is hosting Women Poets at Barnard. Donna Masini, Sharon Olds, and Brittany Perham will be there discussing and exploring their new poetry.
  • Also this Monday, at 6:30 pm in Avery Hall, GSAPP is presenting a lecture by Meng Yan, the Principal in charge of Design at Urbanus. Urbanus is a progressive architectural firm in China that aims to solve urban problems through creative and efficient architecture.

In the neighborhood: 

  • It’s time for every MoHi resident’s favorite time of the year, Morningside Lights! This year’s theme is Secret Gardens, illuminating the history of and love for MoHi’s beautiful parks. Stop by Miller Theatre during the week to help construct a lantern, then join the procession through Morningside Park next Saturday starting at 8 pm.

Off campus:

  • The Studio Museum in Harlem is currently presenting Their Own Harlemsa tribute to artist Jacob Lawrence during the 100th anniversary of his birth year. The exhibition showcases art by over 15 different artists as they explore what it means to traverse through the city, each person’s journey distinctly their own.
  • Head on down to the MoMA PS1 gallery in Queens to see Ian Chengs’ Emissaries, a three-part live work created using a video game platform. The exhibition explores the open-endedness of the human experience as we all live through chaotic events together. But make sure to stop by soon, this exhibit closes on September 24!

Morningside pic via Wikipedia