About the Program

IN RESPONSE: is an annual collaboration between the Jewish Museum and Columbia University’s School of the Arts that began in 2014. Visual Arts MFA candidates and recent alumni participate in a semester-long workshop and create new video, sound, and performance work in response to an exhibition at the Museum.

Past Programs:
        2022: Jonas Mekas
2021: We Fight to Build a Free World
2019: Leonard Cohen
2018: Scenes
2017: Arcades
2016: Unorthodox
2015: Repetition and Difference
2014: Other Primary Structures


IN RESPONSE: is organized in partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts MFA Program

IN RESPONSE: is organized by Chris Gartrell, Senior Manager of Academic Programs and Jenna Weiss, Assistant Director of Public Programs, the Jewish Museum, with Shelly Silver, Professor, Columbia University School of the Arts.

This website was designed by the Jewish Museum Creative Services team: Yeliz Secerli, Director of Design, Naomi Shultz, Graphic Designer, and Dana Citrin, Production Associate. Technical support provided by Will Fitzgerald, Audio-Visual Coordinator, Calder Singer, Audio-Visual Technician, Kaya Ayala, AV Assistant, and Theresa Hioki, Senior Coordinator.

Public Programs are made possible, in part, through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Image: Ayoung Yu, Dollhouse (2017), Still of live performance