The Short List: Fall 2016

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Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

An exhibit of promotional pamphlets from the last century, Viewbooks: Window into America, unexpectedly reveals how urban and suburban development have transformed our national landscape. Through October 31, at Avery Library.


The Wallach Gallery showcases four contemporary photographers who have set out to challenge the boundaries and assumptions of portraiture in The Expanded Subject: New Perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from Africa. Through December 10.


Composer John Zorn, whom the New York Times once called an “all-purpose impresario of the avant-garde,” will return to Miller Theatre on October 8 to premiere five new works and to demonstrate the breadth of his musical palette.



Carol Becker, dean of the School of the Arts, delivers a short but powerful meditation on grief and loss in her new book, Losing Helen. On September 20 she will discuss these themes with Phillip Lopate at the Maison Française in the first event of the new SOA series Complex Issues.



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