Dean Carol Becker Welcomes the Arts To a New Home

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dean Carol Becker, Photo by Eileen BarrosoPhoto by Eileen Barroso

The School of the Arts has always suffered from a lack of space. That changes with the opening of the Lenfest Center for the Arts on the new Manhattanville campus, where Dean Carol Becker said, "Emphasis will be to make contemporary art available to the public through conversations and exhibits... We can invite everyone in the adjoining neighborhoods and the Columbia community to experience what we’ve been doing for decades."

A sleek 60,000-squarefoot building on West 125th Street, it will host public exhibitions, performances, screenings, symposia, readings, lectures and other events. The Lenfest Center will also provide a more publicly accessible home to Columbia’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery.

Learn more about Dean Carol Becker's vision for the Lenfest Center and how it will take a centrol role in the community for the arts.

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