New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art and now with so much of it online for free, there’s never been a better time to experience it first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined.

Exhibitions and Readings:

  • Sponsored by Our Word Columbia, acclaimed horror author Mariana Enriquez will be reading from her new book released this year The Danger of Smoking in Bed on March 29th at 7:30 pm EST and will host a live conversation about her popularity in Spain and Argentina as well as the entire world.
  • Curated by Marcus Jamison, MODA Curates will be presenting a multi-media exhibition from March 31st to April 9th entitled AABV: Aestheticizing Anti-Black Violence–From Critique to Satire featuring music, painting, prints, and music videos that highlights Black artists addressing race and anti-Black violence in their art.
  • The Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Class of 2021 will be presenting their First Year MFA Exhibition from March 27th to April 10th. The exhibit will feature 23 artists who were not able to share their work from their first year in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • MODA Curates will also be presenting Narrative Thread: Gina Adams and Marie Watt from March 29th to April 9th. The exhibit presents a collection of textiles and woven pieces that highlight “women’s work with distinct elements of political resistance” and feature “the stories, sounds, and silences integrated into each stitch [as] they use their needles to pin stories of injustice, universal time, and myth making to the wall.”


  • On March 28th at 7:00 pm EST, the Columbia Center for Science and Society will be presenting Happy Tuesday: An Interactive Play. The play follows the story of Lemarcus and his 8-year-old daughter Aniyah and their move into a homeless shelter in the middle of Hell’s Kitchen, a progressive, newly popular neighborhood that will be put to the test with the rising homeless population.
  • In celebration of Passover and Easter, Live with Carnegie Hall’s Be the Light is “a call to action in the wake of this country’s social, political, and environmental unrest.” Performances by Kenny Lattimore, Iyanla Vanzant, Kierra Sheard-Kelly and Karen Clark Sheard, and Cory Henry will be hosted by producers Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew and will cumulate in the release of Cantor Azi Schwartz and Israel Houghton’s cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

Virtual Museum? via Picryl