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Find informative student essays about arts and cultural events, institutions, and internships. Read what your fellow students have to say about the arts, or add your voice.

Let your creative voice out, and join our writing team! We encourage submissions about current museum exhibitions, dance and theater performances, or talks and lectures. For more information on contributing a review, email Rebecca Popp, Associate Director for Program Administration, at: rp2077@columbia.edu

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Luciana Souza “Speaking in Tongues”
Though New York had a very the cold and rainy fall evening last Thursday, November 19th, Luciana Souza brought light and warm melodies to the city.
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The Noguchi Museum
  The Noguchi Museum is a strange place. You should go.
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Creative Conversation: Sphinx Virtuosi
The lack of diversity in classical music orchestras is a stark and persistent problem. Enter Sphinx, an organization that provides access and development to Black and Latino performers so they may pursue professional careers as classical musicians. Sphinx provides support through many avenues like the Sphinx Performance Academy, the Sphinx Competition, several orchestras, and Sphinx Con.  
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Nicholas Roerich Museum
A visit to the Nicholas Roerich Museum, hidden away in Morningside Heights within steps of Riverside Park, is an opportunity to focus.
  The 20th century was an era of white cubes and treasure troves. The idea that a museum is a “guardian of the past” has shaped renowned institutions the world over. But does that idea still serve us now in an era of smartphones and institutional critique?
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Music and Dance from Myanmar: Shwe Man Thabin Zat Pwe
 
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Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film
   
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Repetition and Difference
We take in so much information every day - especially in New York, where there is no end to the array of stimuli assaulting our senses. Our brains are quite good at sorting this information, making us aware of what is important and discarding the small differences that are less so. I probably walked past a hundred people on my eight-block walk to work this morning, yet I doubt I could recall any one of them.
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Piranesi, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Sound of the Carceri
What happens when you combine an 17th century composer, an 18th century architect, and 21st century technology? You get a surprisingly unified and powerful film about the timelessness of loneliness and the intersection of beauty and terror within the human soul. 

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