Filmmaker Lan Li '10 explores how Barnard students can take advantage of the college's strong ties with the New York City art world. Professor Joan Snitzer's Visual Arts class recently enjoyed a special preview exhibition of the first Rauschenberg retrospective since the artist's death at the world renowned Gagosian Gallery. Their tour was led by two Barnard students currently interning at the Gagosian Gallery, and they were greeted by Lisa Kim '96, one of Prof. Snitzer's former advisees. The class was also able to tour the Anselm Kiefer exhibit at the Gagosian, and Hiroshi Sugimoto's, "The Day After" exhibit at the Pace Gallery, a visit coordinated by Andrea Glimcher '92.
BCID as Cultural Pass: Exploring the New York Art World
The 1 Train that stops directly outside of Barnard’s gates goes straight to the center of Chelsea where hundreds of galleries prop open their doors. One Friday night at a gallery opening, the famous avante garde saxophonist and activist Fred Ho was performing. We listened to three musical selections interjected with his explanations of the different movements and history behind each song. After his performance, Victor Vazquez of the famous New York rap trio Das Racist DJed while we mingled, danced, and took in grandiose paintings.