visual arts

visual arts

Foundations

New curriculum beginning fall 2016

A Snapshot in Time

Students capture moments across the globe.

Spring 2016
On a chilly Friday in mid-March, members of the Trisha Brown Dance Company are rehearsing in a church on Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn. Among the flashing arms...
Spring 2016
The Athena Film Festival celebrated women and their leadership with an engaging weekend of films, discussions, and a record-breaking 5,000 attendees. From the feature film Suffragette to...

Harlem Semester

The Harlem Semester Engages Students With Harlem’s Rich History in New Ways

Romare Bearden Foundation

The class “Romare Bearden: Home is Harlem” was taught in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem.

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Students in the class “Freestyle and Displacement in Contemporary Art Practices” explored their own subjectivities in ways that intersected with the concepts examined by the artists in the museum.

Harlem Stage

Nineteen students spent the spring semester exploring how James Baldwin’s work examined “the changing geography of Harlem around race, sexuality, gender, religion, and American power."

Apollo Theater

In 2017, Barnard will offer a class in partnership with the Apollo called “Black Women, Performance, and the Politics of Style.”

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Students pored over personal diaries, typescript manuscripts, and photo albums from the poet, playwright, novelist, and black feminist Ntozake Shange ’70 as part of a course on digital storytelling.