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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

Reviewed:
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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