New York

New York

Spring 2016
Herminia Palacio grew up in the Bronx, the daughter of a subway clerk and a bus driver, and dreamed of becoming a doctor. After realizing that goal...
Spring 2016
Professor Tina Campt doesn’t have to look far for inspiration. The neighborhood of Harlem, right in Barnard’s front yard, has always played an important part in the...
Spring 2016
The six institutions that have partnered with Barnard to create site-specific learning experiences for students are some of Harlem’s most revered arts and cultural organizations. Romare Bearden...

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.”

A Harlem Collaboration

The classroom takes root in Harlem for an innovative new program. Click on the buildings in this interactive map to explore the neighborhood and the Harlem Semester program.