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Professor Archie Rand: Painters and PoetsOffice of Public AffairsVisual arts professor Archie Rand says that poets offer a parallel reaction to art that painters find extremely validating. If one other person understands what a painter is doing, Rand says, the painter has created a viable language.
Professor Casey Blake: Crisis of American Cities in the 1970s Helped Fuel Outcry Against Public ArtOffice of Public AffairsHistory professor Casey Blake says publicly funded art, part of an effort to revitalize American cities, eventually became seen as symbols of failed government attempts in the 1970s to improve urban America.
Professor Coco Fusco: Race and Identity in Photography
Office of Public AffairsFrom the beginning of photography there have been artists and photographers who were preoccupied with the issue of race, says Coco Fusco, associate professor of visual arts and co-curator of the International Center of Photography's "Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self." I wanted a show about race to be about how photography tells us what race is and which race we belong to, she says.
Professor Robert O'Meally: Ralph Ellison and Jazz as an American InstitutionOffice of Public AffairsRobert O'Meally, founder and director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, discusses jazz as an American institution, Ralph Ellison's quintessential jazz novel Invisible Man and the Center for Jazz Studies' interdisciplinary approach.
World Trade Center Redevelopment Should Not Be Limited to 'Clever Buildings,' Say Panelists Reflecting on 'Monument and Memory'Office of Public AffairsWith various plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center site under consideration in Fall, 2002, the relationship between monuments and memory is the topic at an art history and archaeology seminar on Art in Society. The discussion considers how public monuments embody memory and their impact over time.

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