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Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
“Golden Visions of Densatil”, a new exhibition at Asia Society, is a collection of sculptural pieces from the Densatil Monastery’s memorial stupas, dome-shaped structures erected as a Buddhist shrine. Built in the twelfth century near Lassa, Tibet, Densatil was famous for the monumental size and the craftsmanship of its stupas.
Asia Society
For five full days at the Asia Society, five Buddhist monks worked tirelessly on a huge sand mandala, painstakingly arranging grain after grain of colored sand in an intricate circular pattern.
In 2013 16% of the directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors of the top 250 domestic grossing films were women. This represents a decrease of two percentage points from 2012. Women accounted for 6% of US directors in 2013, and 8% of foreign films[1].
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
As a new resident of New York, in a city with a seemingly endless list of museums and performance venues, I sometimes find myself sticking to a few places I know well and resisting the urge to try something new. With so much work to get done at school, it can be hard to try new things.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Richard Serra: Inside Out
The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution
When we think of modern art, we often think of the works of Picasso or Mondrian. We think of the artworks from trips to MoMA that sometimes leave us saying, “I don’t really get it.” But perhaps it’s the copious amount of art that reaches “outside the box” that we find encountering such works to be normal.
Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital
            Columbus Circle has many interesting and beautiful places to visit, including its famous sculpture and fountain, the south end of Central Park, the big and fancy Shops at Columbus Circle, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. I had no idea that Columbus Circle was also home to an incredibly unique and thought-provoking museum, the Museum of Arts and Design (also known as the MAD museum).
Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin's "Selves"
Multiple Faces, Multiple Identities By Nancy Chen, CC ' 16
Brooklyn Historical Society
            Like many of us in the Columbia community, New York is not where I think of as home. Though I love living, working and studying here, I still feel stronger ties to my former small-town homes in New Jersey and New Hampshire.


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