“Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined.

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Music Monday at The Forum: The Harlem Opera Theater

  • September 18, 6 pm, Atrium West at the Forum
  • The September installment of the Forum’s monthly Music Mondays series features a trio from the Harlem Opera Theater. The event is free and open to the public; RSVP encouraged.

Manet/Degas: A Conversation With Isolde Pludermacher

  • September 19, 6 pm, Buell Hall East Gallery
  • The Maison Francaise and Department of Art History co-host this conversation with Isolde Pludermacher, a senior curator at the Musee D’Orsay, who curated the Manet/Degas exhibit which will be coming to the Metropolitan Museum this spring.

Film Screening & Discussion: “The Cacophony Of Donbas”

  • September 20, 6:30, Harriman Institute Atrium
  • The Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia will host this screening of a documentary about the Soviet portrayal of the region of the Donbas, exploring myth versus fact. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Yuri Shevchuk.

Composer Portrait: John Dorn at 70

  • September 21, 8 pm, Miller Theatre
  • Iconic New York Musician John Dorn is the subject of the opening performance of the Miller Theatre’s fall season. His string pieces will be performed by eight musicians.

Art In Exile: The Work of Nicaraguan Painter Leon Van Kyu

  • September 23, 12 pm – 5 pm, 108-114 West 132nd St
  • Columbia’s Institute for Latin American Studies collaborates with NYC’s The Artist Gardener to showcase the works of Van Kyu, an artist who was forced to leave Nicaragua in 2022 and explores the experience of exile through painting.

Creative Writing Lecture: Nafissa Thompson-Spires

  • September 20, 7:30 pm, Dodge 501
  • The School of the Arts’ Creative Writing Lecture series continues with a talk by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, author of Heads of the Colored People, whose work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Cut, and The White Review.

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