May 18, 2021

Association for Popular Music Education is Breaking New Ground at Columbia

This year's APME conference will be a hybrid event, featuring sessions with musicians and experts in popular music education, keynote speakers from various disciplines, and a virtual student showcase.
Relive the Commencement Celebrations

Congratulations to the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021! Revisit the week of celebration by viewing virtual Commencement and Manifest all month long on


Carley Ives | Fashion Studies (BA) '21

"I know it’s cliché, but you truly can do ANYTHING you set your mind to! It is going to take a lot of work, but if you are passionate and persistent, you can conquer just about anything!"

Darby Jack Gustafson | Art and Art History (BFA) '21

"Support the art and events that your friends and faculty are creating themselves. Looking at your own work for too long can get boring. Looking at your friend’s work never gets old."

Oliwia Osiecka | Interior Architecture (BFA) '21

"Especially for interior architecture students: stay on top of your schedule and keep pushing through. It will save you a lot of stress at the end."

Angel Smigielski | Acting (BA) '21, with Minors in Poetry and ASL

"My Columbia experience was life-changing, something that I’ll always be grateful for."

Davis DeFur | Fashion Studies, Fashion Merchandising (BA) '21

"Overall, my time here at Columbia has really shown me how much I value my education, and to make the fullest of any situation, because before you know it the opportunity will have passed you by."


Animated Feature Made by Faculty Distributed by 1091 Pictures

"Coriander and a Penny's Worth of Lonesome" can be rented or purchased on most major streaming platforms including YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, Xfinity, Google, and Apple TV+.

The Editors Guild of Columbia Takes Home Prestigious Awards

The Editors Guild of Columbia, Cinema and Television Arts, proudly took home several awards from the 2020-2021 Excellence in Leadership Awards!


MoCP Presents:
Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Krista Franklin

Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Kristin Taylor, every Friday at noon for a casual drop-in session where we closely read and discuss one photograph together in the museum's collection. This week we will look at Krista Franklin's collage, "Hip-Hop by Default" from 2009, and also discuss her work in the current MoCP exhibition, "Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency."

Friday, May 21 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

DARKROOM Virtual Benefit Auction for the Museum of Contemporary Photography

DARKROOM is the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago's (MoCP) annual benefit auction and gala, which will be taking place entirely online. This year's event, co-chaired by Joe Reinstein and Lincoln Schatz and will take place on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 5:45-8:00 p.m., central time. The benefit auction is presented by Sotheby's.

The virtual event with kick off with a pre-show DJ set entitled "Pre-Party Rare Groove 45RPM All Vinyl DJ Set" with Joe Shanahan, founder and owner of famed music venue Metro Chicago, Chicago's independent music venue. He will be spinning 45s—in honor of the museum's 45th anniversary year—remotely from The GMan Tavern in Wrigleyville.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 5:45 to 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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