October 25, 2022

O’Hare Fashion Packed Challenge 

Five Fashion Studies students are participating in the Fourth Annual O'Hare Fashion Packed Challenge, which has all been caught on camera by CTVA documentary students hired by the Chicago Department of Aviation.

Wilfredo Rivera on the Importance of Bringing the Authentic Self to Theatre and the Arts

Columbia Theatre faculty member talks about the importance of equitable representation and building bridges to understanding in musical theatre.

Professor Steeped in the Art and Science of Sound Calls on Students to Imagine Possibilities

Columbia Professor David Worrall — composer, sound artist, and researcher — shares his own experiences exploring data-driven avenues for artistic expression and scientific discovery and encourages students to find their own path.

Frights and Fiction: How Columbia Teaches Horror in Creative Writing

Columbia’s English and Creative Writing faculty share their top picks in horror and sci-fi just in time for Halloween.

Alumni Reach Historic Milestone

On August 31, 2022, Columbia exceeded a historic milestone—508 alumni gifts, a new high bar for alumni giving.

Columbia Faculty Member Films Featured in Multiple Film Festivals

CTVA Professor David Tarleton served as producer, director, director of photography, and editor on the films Gray AreaIdentity, and Karen.

Columbia Faculty Member Receives Teaching Award

Associate Professor Elio Leturia received the 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award for The Latinx Word, a collaborative magazine project produced by Columbia students from two of his courses.  

Alumni Short Film Selected to Screen at Major NYC Film Festival

Ancestors, a film co-directed by Columbia Alum Darren Lorenzi MFA ‘15, will be screening at the Urbanworld Film Festival in NYC.

Columbia Communication Students Have Surprise Meeting with Governor J.B. Pritzker

Students take the opportunity to tout Columbia’s impressive record of getting out the vote and enjoy a photo opp with the Governor.

EJ Hill Wants to Take You on a Ride | New York Times

Columbia Fine Arts Alum EJ Hill '11 talked to the New York Times about his forthcoming roller coaster-themed exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) titled Brake Run Helix.

Discovering Accessibility In Brands And Beyond With Social Media Manager Alexa Heinrich | Forbes

Forbes talked with Columbia Alum Alexas Heinrich '13 about her passion for accessibility and her career journey.

The Radio Advertising Bureau Adds An Illinois Institute | Radio Ink

The National Radio Talent System and the Illinois Broadcasters Association Foundation will be producing the inaugural IBA Radio Talent Institute at Columbia College Chicago June 19–28, 2023.

Closing Reception and Catalog Release Party for Cecilia Beaven: Piece of Consciousness

The Department of Exhibitions, Performance, and Student Spaces’ Glass Curtain Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Cecilia Beaven. Come celebrate the closing on October 28th, the artist will be present and exhibition catalogs will be available.

October 28, 2022
5 - 7 p.m.
Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave., Floor 1
Register here

Beyond the Frame

Beyond the Frame spotlights the MoCP’s permanent collection of more than 16,500 works as a rich resource for harnessing visual literacy skills. Each gallery features works focused on critical topics that appear over and over again in the history of the medium, such as Portraiture and the Human Subject, Landscape and Place, and Staged and Constructed Images. By placing works by historical and contemporary, local and international artists together according to distinct themes, we invite you to look with awareness, and when you re-enter the image-saturated world beyond the museum’s walls, to pursue thoughtful, questioning engagement with the visual depictions you encounter.

Through October 30, 2022
Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Make reservations here

Carl Holmes: Wasted Cigarettes

​​"Wasted Cigarettes" is a multi-media photographic and sculptural series by Carl Holmes that brings awareness to one of the most commonly discarded wastes in the United States. According to a National Park Service 2021 report, 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette waste pollutes the public each year. "Wasted Cigarettes" immerses the viewer in the vast expanse of litter around us and acknowledges the negative impact social smoking has on our public spaces.

Through November 17
C33 Gallery
33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Floor 1
Register here

Exhibition, Sylvie Harris: The Ancestry of Home

In 2021, Sylvie Harris visited Poland to trace her family’s cultural traditions back to her great-grandmother’s homeland and to examine how they endure in the domestic space. After growing up in a family devoted to tradition and routine, Harris considers the places where these rituals are carried out and how they influence our relationship to the home. Through photographs, video, and textile installations using traditional costume fabric built as functional domestic objects, Harris addresses the importance of home in cultural traditions that endure through generations.

Through November 29, 2022
The Arcade - Columbia College Chicago 
618 S. Michigan Ave., Floor 2
Register here


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