Spring 2021

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 16 2021 - Saturday, June 19 2021
Wednesday, June 23 2021 - Saturday, June 26 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Past Events

June 12, 2021


The Lantern
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway)


June 12–26, 2021

Gallery Hours: 
Wednesday: 12pm–6pm, open to CU Affiliates Only
Thursday: 12pm–6pm, open to CU Affiliates Only
Friday: 12pm–6pm, open to the Public
Saturday: 12pm–6pm, open to the Public


Curated by Regine Basha

The Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program presents the Class of 2022’s First Year MFA Exhibition. Curated by Regine Basha, this exhibition encompasses work by the 35 artists who completed their first year of the Visual Arts MFA Program.

In-person viewing of the exhibition is now open to the general public on Fridays and Saturdays. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, it will be available only to current Columbia University students, faculty, and staff who have satisfied the University Health Compact. If you are not able to attend in person, we welcome you to visit the virtual show which will be available online soon. Please sign up for our newsletter if you'd like to stay informed.

The Lenfest Center for the Arts is committed to the well-being of our visitors. A number of guidelines and protocols have been instituted to help ensure their safety during the pandemic, including mandatory mask wearing and physical distancing.

Wednesdays & Thursdays:
Tickets for CU Affiliates Only

Fridays & Saturdays:
Tickets for the Public

Exhibiting Artists


Sound Art: 

Anthony Sertel Dean, Jonathan Harris, and John Levee.


Visual Arts: 

Katherine Blackburne, Linus Borgo, Kaela Mei-Chee Chambers, Hyoju Cheon, Alejandro Contreras, Hilary Devaney, Fadl Fakhouri, Linnéa Gad, Camilo Godoy, Danielle Gottesman, Jacq Groves, Jeffrey Halstead, Erin Elise Holland, Julia Jalowiec, Sophie Kovel, Breeze Li, Joseph Liatela, Lyn Liu, Xinyi Liu, Kat Lowish, Mimi Park, Júlia Pontés, Jeremy Qin, Abby Robinson, Christen Shea, Kelsey Shwetz, Ryan Wang, Elzie Williams III, Yixuan Wu, Shuai Yang, and Lizzie Zelter.