CAA Arts Access News

Sarah Sze
New Site-Specific Work by Columbia Faculty Sarah Sze

The stunning five-ton sculpture Shorter Than the Day created by Columbia University School of the Arts Professor Sarah Sze was unveiled in June at the newly renovated Terminal B of LaGuardia Airport. Read more on the Columbia University School of the Arts site here.

Sundance Film FestivalColumbia Filmmakers Head to Sundance and Slamdance
Columbia Filmmakers Head to Sundance and Slamdance

With the start of the new year, comes the 35th edition of the Sundance Film Festival. The first major player on the festival circuit takes place January 23 to February 2, 2020. 32 Columbia filmmakers will participate.

The Immigrant Artist Biennial
GSAS Alumnae to Launch Immigrant Artist Biennial

Mary Annunziata '17GSAS and Allison Cannella '18GSAS, co-founders will launch The Immigrant Artist Biennial with artist Katya Grokhovsky, slated to open in March 2020. This will be the first-ever arts biennial to feature a roster made up entirely of immigrant artists. 

Denise Murrell
The Met Hires Denise Murrell '14GSAS

On November 20, 2019, The New York Times first reported the news of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's hiring of Denise Murrell '14GSAS. The acclaimed curator of the Wallach Art Gallery's Posing Modernity will begin her appoinment in January 2020 as associate curator for 19th and 20th century art.

Art Basel Miami Beach
Twenty Columbians Exhibiting Work at Art Basel Miami

Twenty Columbia visual artists and gallerists, including two faculty members and nineteen alumni, will exhibit work at the 2019 Art Basel Miami and other associated art fairs in Miami. Art Basel Miami and Miami Art Week is from December 4 to December 8, 2019. 


Cast of Carol's Second Act (Ito Aghayere '12SOA is pictured second from the left)
Ito Aghayere '12SOA Stars in New CBS Comedy Carol's Second Act

Ito Aghayere ’12SOA stars alongside Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton in the new CBS comedy Carol’s Second Act. The series centers around Carol Chambers (Heaton), who pursues her dream of becoming a doctor. Aghayere plays Dr. Maya Jacobs, the Chief Resident in charge of Carol.


Greta Gerwig '06BC
Coming Soon to Theaters: Greta Gerwig’s Little Women

Academy Award-nominated writer-director Greta Gerwig ‘06BC takes on the eighth feature film adaptation of Little Women, based on Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel of the same name. Little Women will be released at theaters nationwide on December 25, 2019.

Glance from the Edge
Glance from the Edge, a New Film by Columbia Alumni and Students

Glance from the Edge is a Bulgarian-American collaboration between co-directors and choreographers Kosta Karakashyan '19CC and Stephanie Handjiiska, director of photography Kevin Chiu '17SEAS, composer Julien Leitner '20CC (stage name Jude Icarus), and line producer Lora Beltcheva '19CC

Michelle Rejwan '08GS
Lucasfilm Hires Star Wars Producer Michelle Rejwan '08GS

Michelle Rejwan '08GS producer of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  was recently hired by Lucasfilm as their new senior vice president of live action development and production. In her new role will oversee all theatrical and direct-to-consumer live-action content for Lucasfilm and Disney Plus and is responsible for identifying and delivering future projects for Lucasfilm.

Rachel Chavkin '08SOA
Hadestown's Director Rachel Chavkin '08SOA Wins Tony Award

The 2019 Tony Awards were presented on Sunday, June 9, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Columbia alumni and faculty were among the notable nominees including director Rachel Chavkin '08SOA, who led with 14 total nominations for Hadestown and took home eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.

The Whitney Museum
Alumni Artists at The Whitney Biennial 2019

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced the artists selected to present at the 2019 Whitney Biennial, co-organized by Whitney curators, Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley ‘05CC. Seven Columbia alumni artists will participate in this year’s Whitney Biennial.