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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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MoMA PS1
I hear “retrospective” and I imagine a standard chronological exhibit with the work presented on the wall alongside an annotation. But this was definitely not that.
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Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot
  This post was originally published on October 15, 2014 on the Double Exposure blog.    
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Pacific NW Ballet
The Joyce Theater is conspicuous in the dim street. The marquee with a boldly lit JOYCE harks to old New York, back when electricity was new and the city lights were an attraction unto themselves that made nightlife possible. In our collective unconscious, these lights come with the glamorous promise of luxurious entertainment.
What does it mean to be an American? This question may sound like something you were asked in your fifth grade Civics class. But really, this question is one that many Americans continue to struggle with. We are an incredibly diverse nation, with a wide variety of conflicting views, beliefs, and ways of living life. What exactly is it about being American that unites us all despite our differences?
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SummerStage
What makes the divergent group of acts Concha Buika, The Metropolitan Opera, DJ Boogie Blind, Out Latin Thing, and Fete de la Musique, cohere artistically?
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Charles James: Beyond Fashion
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Creative Conversations: Panel Discussion with Music Journalists Justin Davidson and Heidi Waleson, moderated by Professor Elaine Sisman
  Heidi Waleson, Justin Davidson, and Elaine Sisman    
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Museum of the City of New York
I have been living in New York City for about eight months now, and I have a much better understanding of what the city is like. I’ve learned how to use the subway lines, I’ve visited all five boroughs, and I’ve been to a number of the city’s best museums. But there is so much more to learn about this incredible city.
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Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum of Jewish Heritage describes itself as “a living memorial to the Holocaust.” While the museum certainly emphasizes the atrocities and terrors of the Holocaust, the most important focus of the museum is on living.

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