Arts and Culture at Weissman
The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences offers an ongoing program of dynamic arts, cultural events, and theatre from our Fine and Performing Arts Department. In addition to our impressive pool of student talent, our New York City location allows us to draw on the bottomless reservoir of artistic, performing, and intellectual giants who live and work in our backyard. Examples include the Aaron Silberman Concert Series, which includes the Alexander String Quartet.
For the last three years, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences held an Art-a-Thon. The Art-a-Thon is a day-long event that takes place in the spring and celebrates all types of artistic endeavors. Throughout the day students and faculty come together to create new things and explore new ideas.
The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences is proud to offer the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series. The concept for the series was inspired by the presence of bassist Milt Hinton at Baruch College who led a weekly afternoon jazz workshop beginning in 1992. Hinton, fondly called “The Judge,” is regarded as the dean of jazz bass players. You can see vintage film of Hinton here.
The Paul Andre Feit Fund sponsors Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean events at Baruch. In addition to an annual lecture by a distinguished scholar in the field, the fund sponsors lectures, field trips, and students events.
Students can also take advantage of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence program, which brings a distinguished writer to campus every semester. Writers such as Colum McCann, Anita Desai, Lorrie Moore, and Paul Auster transform the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences landscape by offering master classes, lectures, readings, and workshops for gifted students.
Our long list of past and current speakers, performers, and teachers at Baruch College includes Grammy, Pulitzer, and Nobel Prize winners such as Tito Puente, Winton Marsalis, Tony Kushner, Edward Albee, and U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic. Be sure to visit the Baruch Performing Arts Center and the Baruch College’s Sidney Mishkin Gallery, a thriving exhibition space that puts on a number of noteworthy shows each year.
The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College reflects the legacy and heritage of the college, its tradition of educating New York City immigrants, its diverse population, and its special relationship to and place within Manhattan.
Named after Sidney Mishkin (’34), the Mishkin Gallery presents exhibitions and public programs dedicated to education and advancing the understanding of modern and contemporary art, interdisciplinary cultural activity, and innovative artistic practice from around the world. Extending Baruch beyond its campus, the Mishkin Gallery promotes projects by artists who demonstrate how and why creative practice is a crucial force in nurturing diversity, tolerance and shaping culture.