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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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International Center of Photography
September 11, 2001 was the first time I ever woke up my parents with bad news.
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
“Visceral is the best way to describe her films, because you come out of the theater, and you are literally sweating, but you also come out thinking about the violence and ask ‘why did I watch that?’” So describes Jenny He, a film programmer at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) who has helped organize the new exhibit and screening series “Crafting Genre: Kathryn Bigelow.” For most people, Kathryn Bigelow’s name has become synonymo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A couple weeks ago I headed down to see what may be the hottest museum exhibit of the summer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.  What do I mean by hottest? No the Met’s air conditioning is not broken, but the exhibit’s lines do reach over an hour wait many days of the week.
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International Center of Photography
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place . . . I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” -Elliott Erwitt
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This summer one instrument is being featured in exhibits at two very different museums.  At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibit “Guitar Heroes” examines the extraordinary craftsmanship of three Italian-American guitar makers.  At the MoMA the exhibit “Picasso Guitars: 1912-1914” focuses on these years of the artist’s work and explores the extremely productive and influential period in Picasso’s career noted for
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse exhibit at MoMA begins with a burst of color. Kirchner’s large canvases dominate your view –  eye candy from the turn of the century. In Street, Dresden, Kirchner makes the streets glow a bright pink, and faces are depicted in dayglo oranges and greens. Fluorescent oranges lines delineate ladies wide brimmed hats in the background. It is a feast for the eyes.
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
I am not proud to admit that it took me until my junior year of school to make it to the MoMA. I am a definite fan of modern art and have visited other modern art museums numerous times. Anyway, on spring break and with plenty of free time to spare, I bit the bullet and finally made my way down to 53rd street.
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American Folk Art Museum
Visiting The American Folk Art Museum is like going to your crazy Aunt Mildred’s for a meatloaf and potato dinner. Her living room is a kitschy, hoarder’s delight. How and when did she have time to collect an original Kewpie doll? Why does she have such a large rubber band ball?

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