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:

  • Hosted by Quarto Magazine, Friday’s Living And/Or Writing Panel will be held at 8 PM in Dodge 413. Find out how real New York writers make a living and what life is like as a writer.
  • This Saturday at 2 PM, join Tsinghua University curator Eric Fan Feng, Wallach Art Gallery director Betti-Sue Hertz, and visual artist Yi Xin Tong for Waterways in Contemporary Chinese Ecological Art. With reference to the ancient Chinese concept of shanshui (landscape, or literally “mountain water”) in painting, the three guests will discuss water’s role in global landscapes undergoing environmental degradation. Reserve free tickets here.
  • Bhangra in the Heights XIII is this Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 PM! Join Columbia University Bhangra in Roone Auditorium for a night of Punjabi dance featuring teams from all over the country, including Husky Bhangra, Gabroo Jawan, UChicago Bhangra, and more. Tickets $10.50 with CUID (use CUIDEARLY for $5 early bird tickets).


Off Campus

  • Tuesday at 6 PM, check out SAPAR Contemporary Art Gallery’s exhibit opening for New Mythologies of Central Asia. This exhibition of three leading female artists from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan respectively inserts women into new narratives and myths, blending elements of the Western art historical canon with traditional Central Asian motifs.
  • Have you gotten a chance to see the Met’s spectacular new Exhibit, Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe? If not,this Thursday is the perfect time: throughout the day, scholars will be discussing the rich variety of treasures assembled for courtly collections in early modern Europe. Check out the full lineup and register in advance.

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