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Performing Arts at Barnard

At Barnard, students study the performing arts intellectually and critically, while immersing themselves in practice on campus and in the wider world of New York City.

Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam at International Artist Series

BIAS artists bring a global perspective to contemporary issues. Read a Q&A with series curator Professor Hisham Matar and BIAS artist, novelist Nadeem Aslam. And, see a video of writer Zadie Smith's Barnard visit.

"SUPPORTING EACH OTHER" DEPRESSION AWARENESS WEEK: 11-15

CREATIVE EXPRESSION: HENNA ART
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
12 NOON - 2:00 PM
DIANA CENTER 2ND FLOOR LOBBY

Toby Milstein '14: Designer and Activist

Toby, a history major, founded her own nonprofit, Wear It Don't Bear It, which donates the sales of her personally designed charms to the Bereaved Parents of the USA.

Reel Talk

The Story Behind the Success of the HBO Film Powerhouse Sheila Nevins '60

She Doesn't Like the Limelight, but Her Rhythms Take Center Stage

She’s toured with Laurie Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, and Rickie Lee Jones, but percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos ’75 says that her career as a sought-after performer and recording artist wasn’t something she anticipated. 

Poetry Slam

For four days in April, the campus sprang to life with the sound of spoken-word poetry, as hundreds of performers converged at Barnard for the annual College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI).

Marking 20 Years of Africana Studies

“There’s been a dramatic transformation,” says Professor Tina Campt. “There’s been the transformation of going from nothing to something.” She’s talking about the Africana Studies Program, which she directs—and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.