Xaviera Simmons. "The Whole United States is Southern," 2019 (detail). Courtesy the artist.

Current Exhibitions

WHAT IS THE USE OF BUDDHIST ART?

December 4, 2021 - March 12, 2022

What is the Use of Buddhist Art? draws from the Buddhist objects in the Collection of Art Properties housed at Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. The ...

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OBJECT RELATIONS: INDIGENOUS BELONGINGS

December 4, 2021 - March 12, 2022

Object Relations: Indigenous Belongings showcases a selection of Native American art and cultural heritage objects held in the Collection of Art Properties at Columbia University. These include ...

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TIME AND FACE: DAGUERREOTYPES TO DIGITAL PRINTS

December 4, 2021 - March 12, 2022

Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints exhibition is drawn exclusively from the Collection of Art Properties at Columbia University and includes photographs produced using most ...

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Upcoming Exhibitions

A.K. BURNS' NEGATIVE SPACE: PREPOSITIONS OF THE FUTURE

March 26 - April 9, 2022

Science fiction as a story-telling genre, allows us to imagine worlds where our wildest hopes for the future may really be close to reality. The power in science fiction is that it insists upon its ...

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LIVING WITH GHOSTS

March 26 to April 9, 2022

Living With Ghosts initiates an exploration into the ways the unresolved traumas of Africa’s colonial past and its unfulfilled project of decolonisation continue to haunt its present. The ...

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SIN AUTORIZACIÓN: CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART

Late 2022 / Early 2023

Sin Autorización: Contemporary Cuban Art explores the political and intellectual context of the independent artistic scene in Cuba that emerged around 2016, and its many changes in the years ...

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Past Exhibitions

THE WAY WE REMEMBER

September 10 - November 13, 2021

Fritz Koenig’s Sphere, the Trauma of 9/11, and the Politics of Memory Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and responding to a vibrant popular and academic debate about the role and ...

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THE PROTEST AND THE RECUPERATION

PREVIEW: February 10 - April 4, 2021 || IN GALLERY: June 12- August 14, 2021

The Protest and The Recuperation is a survey of artistic perspectives and responses on the global phenomenon of mass protest, as well as recuperative strategies of resistance. In these times, ...

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CLASS OF 2020 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

April 28 - May 21, 2021

Recent MFA graduates from Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts and Sound Arts programs present their thesis projects culminating two years of intensive artistic development. ...

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Primary image: 
Xaviera Simmons. "The Whole United States is Southern," 2019; acrylic on canvas; dimensions variable
Primary image caption: 
Xaviera Simmons. "The Whole United States is Southern," 2019 (detail). Courtesy the artist.