The Paris Center is very fortunate to be housed at Reid Hall, which has a long history of involvement in the arts. Through series such as Columbia Sounds, Faculty Focus, State of Grace, and multiple exhibitions throughout the year, the Paris Center plays an active role in contributing to the cultural scene in Paris, and has become known for the diversity of its artistic offerings.
Encounters in Music, Film, Art, and Architecture
Many know Ida Lupino as one of the classic Hollywood movie stars to come out of the movie system of the 1930s and 40s, working at the same time as actresses such as Gene Tierny and Joan Fontaine. However, few are aware of her pioneering and groundbreaking work as a director and producer in the male-dominated world of the 1950’s Hollywood studio system.
The Paris Center will co-sponsor a film series presented by the Columbia Maison Française, co-sponsored by School of the Arts and curated by Nora Philippe with the participation of Maboula Soumahoro.
Bolewa Sabourin est danseur-chorégraphe et “artiviste”. Cofondateur de l’association LOBA, il intervient en France et au Congo pour faire de la danse un outil de lutte citoyenne et de reconstruction psychologique auprès des personnes les plus fragiles. Il présente cet automne à CGCl Paris deux événements organisés dans le cadre de notre saison culturelle, “Borderline”.
Columbia’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination has announced its first cohort of fellows, a group of 16 preeminent scholars, writers, and artists from around the world who are being brought together for year-long residencies at Reid Hall in Paris. The fellows will begin their residencies in September 2018.
Columbia Global Centers, in partnership with the No-Boundaries Committee, have launched the third annual 2018 No-Boundaries International Art Exhibitions to foster global awareness and social responsibility in young citizens around the world.
Pianist Cindy Liu, CC '18, has twice graced the stage at the Paris Center. Her latest performance of works by Russian composer Serge Prokofiev for the Columbia Sounds Concert Series on Nov. 7, 2017 drew a capacity crowd to the Grande Salle.
On November 7th, the worlds of music and documentary archives intersected in an exceptional concert highlighting the works and life of Russian composer Serge Prokofiev.
Following last summer’s series on French and American film noir, the Paris Center presents highlights from cinema’s earliest years.
Alain Mabanckou, Emmanuel Dongala, Achille Mbembe et Christiane Taubira sont parmi les invités du « Week-end des écrivains du monde »
Come celebrate the summer with “First Light,” a richly curated selection of classics of the international silent cinema, many featuring live musical accompaniment.
Columbia Global Centers | Paris is partnering once again with the Columbia Maison Française to present a special film series
In celebration of the launch of the exhibition “The Color Line” at the Musée Quai Branly, the Center will dedicate the first week of
As Europe experiences continuing challenges to its social and economic security, the Paris Center is a hub of discussion and debate of today’s most critical issues.
This new exhibit highlights artist Gérard Koch’s large-scale sculptures and mural works, including his iconic “Chute Libre,” as well as smaller drawings and forms.
As summer comes to an end and a new crop of students arrive at the Paris Center for the fall semester, we are pleased to present
Paris Center has organized a series of encounters featuring prestigious speakers from the world of architecture, design and urban development
Nearly 100 booklovers crowded into the Paris Center for a discussion of the Republic of the Imagination, the eponymous space defined in Azar Nafisi's latest book.
Nearly 300 people gathered at the Paris Center on February 3 for the unveiling of Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color, an exhibition celebrating the works of Beauford Delaney.
Starting in spring 2016, the Paris Center, in collaboration with the Department of Music, will host a new concert series focusing on the faculty, students, and alumni of Columbia University, which has long been one of the world’s most influential centers of music composition.
A capacity crowd gathered last Tuesday to celebrate German and English Romanticism with two iconic British actresses who have become a recognizable part of French popular culture – Charlotte Rampling and Jane Birkin.
More than 200 guests came to Columbia Global Centers | Paris for an afternoon discussion with Robert Wilson, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe.