Image: work by Derick Whitson '17 in the 2017 Thesis Exhibition
Photo by Eileen Barroso

The Lenfest Center for the Arts is located at 615 West 129th Street, between Broadway and 12th Avenue, on Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus.

Venues

The 60,000 square-foot Lenfest Center for the Arts features four double-height state-of-the-art venues: The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, a flexible performance space, The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, and The Lantern, an open presentation space. In addition, the building features rehearsal spaces, green rooms, administrative offices, and an open lobby and public plaza.

 

  • The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, a 150-seat theater with both advanced digital technology and 35mm archival capability, for advanced screenings, festivals, critical surveys, and new media.

 

  • A Flexible Performance Space for original and reimagined theatrical work and performance. A wall of windows and exterior balcony provide sweeping views of Manhattan, Riverside Viaduct, and the Hudson River.

 

  • Columbia University’s premiere visual arts space, The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery presents exhibitions organized by graduate students and faculty in Art History & Archaeology and other Columbia scholars, focusing on the contemporary artists of our campus and communities, and offering new scholarship on the University’s special collections.

 

  • The Lantern, a sky-lit, open setting for an array of conversations on contemporary culture—from lectures by award-winning writers and theoreticians to workshops, charrettes, recitals, exhibitions, and interdisciplinary symposia on urgent topics of the day.

 

 

The Neighborhood

The Lenfest Center for the Arts is proud to join the community of vibrant arts and cultural institutions in West Harlem. It is the second building to open on Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus.  

Directions

The Lenfest Center for the Arts is accessible by the 125th Street stop on the 1 line, the 125th Street stop on the A, C B, and D lines, as well as the M4 and M5 buses.

 

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Accessibility

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend any event at the Lenfest Center for the Arts, please contact Gavin Browning at (212) 851-9567 or gdb2106@columbia.edu.