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Senior Wisdom: Nik Huth

Former Bwog Publisher Nik Huth has gone uptown, but now he’s going downtown.

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LectureHop: City And Landscape In The Ottoman Aleppo

“City And Landscape in the Ottoman Aleppo: Experiencing Architecture, Narrating Space,” was the next lecture in the Department of Art History and Archaeology’s “‘Islamic Art:’ Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures series,” presented by Heghnar Watenpaugh, professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis. We sent staff writer Romane Thomas to check it out […]

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The Dreamer From The Northern Lights

The Harriman Institute of Columbia hosted the exhibition opening of The Dreamer from the Northern Lights by Andrey Bartenev on Thursday evening. The exhibition featured photographs depicting Bartenev’s performance artwork and was curated by Natasha Sharymova and Alexander Khromov. Correspondent and art aficionado Caroline Montgomery was there, taking it all in, and bringing the best back to you.    […]

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Dead White Guys: Butler Edition

Bwog’s resident Portraiture Enthusiast Mahima Chablani returns with a second edition of Dead White Guys. This time, she’s here to provide the captions for the paintings  surrounding the main stairs in Butler—no one is physically tall enough to come close to reading them. Next time you walk in, stop moaning about bed bugs and Redbull […]

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Bwoglines: Quelle Surprise! Edition

The term “Old Master” encompasses a lot more tacky artwork than you would have guessed. (NY1) Remember that time over the summer when Republicans took control of the state Senate? Yeah, well, it might happen again. (LI Press) Another attorney general wants to run for governor, hopefully with better results. (Daily News) Speaking of infidelity, […]

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School’s Out, But Professors Are Still Studying

During summer, students may be slaving away at an unpaid resume bullet point internship, scrambling to find something after said internship failed to materialize, or lounging around on the couch (lucky…). Professors and fortunate grad students, though, are still releasing their reports in hopes of gaining a tiny bit of recognition from a conference, providing […]

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St. John’s the Museum

 -Photo courtesy of CityRoom Every ArtHum student knows that St. John the Divine is a goldmine for statues, painting, and generally beautiful stuff. But even if you’re not an old hand at looking at old pretty things, it’s certainly worth taking a walk down the street to see St. John’s new additions to the displayed […]

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Columbia Tours and Lores

Here are some more activities to keep Mom and Dad busy because Bwog loves you and your parents and because Bwog has secret tour guide aspirations…. Wallach Art Gallery Columbia has its own mini-museum in Schermerhorn! Who knew? The Wallach Gallery’s classy digs will undoubtedly impress your parents. Maybe you’ll even impress them with your […]

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Jackpot!

Leonard and Louise Riggo has given $5 million to the Department of Art History and Archaeology. $3 million will establish two professors in the department, one in African Art, and the other of the department’s choice. The rest is divided evenly between undergrads and grads for internships, thesis research, traveling expenses, and etc. Leonard is […]

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Lecture Hopping: A Meta Panel Discussion to End all Meta Panel Discussions

In which an anonymous Bwog contributor tells us what else happened the evening of October 4th. As protestors marched around Lerner Hall last Wednesday evening, a very different showdown was taking shape across campus in Schermerhorn Hall.  The Art History Underground, Columbia’s nascent (and, judging by their president’s introduction, quite enthusiastic) art history club had […]

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Art History Provides

Free biscuits and beans on Schermerhorn plaza for “Friends of the Art History Department.” Bwog is a friend of Art History. Are you?

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Columbia Prof Says the Met Got Duped

While the curators of the hallowed Metropolitan Museum of Art felt pretty confident when they dropped $45 million on a Renaissance Masterpiece, CU art history professor James Beck just called them suckers: he’s convinced that this painting’s a fake. Read the full story in the Times.

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