visual arts

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

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.

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.

An exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum features both a Barnard alumna and a Barnard professor.

Join three leading contemporary artists - Christopher "Daze" EllisJane Dickson, and Lee Quinones - as they discuss how New York City's environment, culture, and daily life have inspired their work.  Each artist will explain how they incorporate the city's great diversity of energy and lifestyles into their distinct vision, as well as the special challenges (personal, social, and logistical) the city presents. The panel will be moderated by Sean Corcoran, the Museum's Curator of Prints and Photographs, and is presented in conjunction with the new exhibition Chris "DAZE" Ellis: The City Is My Muse.


Student tickets can be purchased using the code ART10 for $10 tickets!

Please contact the BC Art History Office at for further information. 

 Professor of Dance Lynn Garafola and Twyla Tharp '63 were recently featured on NPR where they discussed the decreases in women serving as artistic directors and choreographers.

Negativland No. 43 and Negativland No. 45 by Margaret Inga Wiatrowski '01

Jungle, by Mindell Seidlin '73.

The late Sarah Charlesworth ’69 deployed photography to create a visual philosophy of art; gallerist Michele Maccarone ’95 continues to forge a path for both Charlesworth’s estate and today’s women artists.