Artist at the Center 

Artist at the Center is an annual program that features artists who engage with race, ethnicity and indigeneity in their production and/or have transformed ethnic identified practices into cultural resources for all. Previous highlighted artists include "Warhol Superstar" Mario Montez, playwright David Henry Hwang, authors Justin Torres, Maxine Kingston and Junot Diaz and jazz legend Eddie Palmieri.  The 2017 Artist at the Center is lauded pianist Vijay Iyer.


CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.

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Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

420 Hamilton Hall, MC 2880

1130 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10027

Tel 212-854-0507

Fax 212-854-0500