About CAA Arts Access

A program of the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), Arts Access is a hub — for experiences, for insider access, for discovery.

We connect artists, scholars, producers, and audiences through dynamic programs and resources.  

Membership is free and open to all alumni.   

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  • Columbia at Art Basel Switzerland 2015

    The international art show Art Basel is a showcase for Modern and Contemporary works of art that brings leading art galleries from around the world to the heart of Europe each June. The art fair...

  • Columbians Triumph at 69th Annual Tony...

    Columbia pride ran rampant in Radio City Musical Hall on June 7, 2015 for the Tony Awards, an annual celebration of Broadway theatre. Many Columbia alumni walked away with awards that night. The...


Self-Portraiture in the Instagram Age

Photographer Mike Mellia's series "A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away" (www.instagram.com/mikemellia) is an Instagram project aimed at the heart of selfie culture. Mellia shoots himself adorned in turbans and cradling swaths of silk, unapologetically pensive. Images are captioned by wry quips that explain, elaborate or perplex. (A distinctly Marxist pose reads: "That one time I asked the workers of the world to unite.") For more information visit www.instagram.com/mikemellia

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The Other Side of Summer

For his third solo show at 440 Gallery (www.440gallery.com) in Brooklyn, Bovo turns his attention away from cityscapes and still lifes, and focuses instead on the Santa Barbara Harbor. During a recent visit, he worked by wandering the waterfront at dawn and again at dusk. The city was quite a change for Bovo, who was born and raised in Brooklyn. The show opens Thursday, July 9th, and runs through Sunday, August 9th.

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