Columbia College Chicago

February 19, 2013

Art in the Library Opening Reception, Thurs 2/21 5-7pm

Image credit: Liz Shively 

 Join us - Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for the Art in the Library Opening and Reception for the Spring 2013 Exhibition in 3rd floor north.

Presenting the work of Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Art in the Library program exhibits works in all forms of visual arts, including sculpture, painting, drawings, and paper and book arts. Exhibitions by different artists are shown quarterly on a rotating basis.

Image credit: Maryam Fakouri

For a preview of the show visit the Art in the Library website and view work from all of the artists featured in the show.

Vision. Sound. Movement.

The Art in the Library program at Columbia College Chicago provides an open, supportive and inviting setting to showcase the talent and creativity of our own community of artists. Since its inception in 2002, Art in the Library has offered library visitors the opportunity to experience the rich cultural diversity and progressive attitudes which thrive in the Columbia environment.

Image credit: Linda Torres

The Art in the Library Committee welcomes all Columbia College Chicago artists to submit work for consideration.

Please visit the Art in the Library website for more information including submission guidelines, artwork forms, and examples of current and former exhibits.

Light refreshments will be served.

Jane Alexandroff: Celebrating Columbia's History - 2nd floor Exhibit

Jane Alexandroff was a vital part of the Columbia College community for nearly 40 years. She worked at the College, was the wife of president Mike Alexandroff, and founded Chicago Artists Abroad, a granting agency designed to support Chicago artists performing and exhibiting outside of the United States.

Exhibit runs through May 2013
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor West

This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Jane Alexandroff (1928–1996) was the wife of Mirron “Mike” Alexandroff, who served as Columbia College’s president from 1961–1992. She was Columbia’s only other full-time employee from 1955–1962, serving in all administrative capacities. She was active in the civil rights, women’s rights, anti-war and counter culture movements, which coalesced at Columbia College during the period.


The Jane Ann Legnard Alexandroff Scholarship was established to help defray the cost of tuition for one full-time undergraduate senior who is socially involved in his/her community or a non-profit organization. For more information regarding this scholarship, visit the Jane Alexandroff Scholarship page on the Student Financial Services website.

February 13, 2013

Bill Russo Concert Posters - 1st Floor Exhibit

Bill Russo founded and directed Columbia College’s Center for New Music in 1965. Russo also formed the Russo Orchestra (later known as the London Jazz Orchestra), the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the Chicago Free Theater, and composed operas for the BBC, among many other accomplishments.

Exhibit runs through May 2013
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave. 
1st Floor

This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

More information available on the College Archives blog.

February 4, 2013

Library tours available Mondays and Tuesdays

Now that classes have been in session for a couple of weeks, come take a brief tour of the Columbia College Chicago Library!  We select library materials and databases with our students and faculty in mind.

Did you know that we have over 100 databases that are available to you 24/7?  That we have group study rooms available to reserve?   That we offer art exhibitions featuring student, faculty, staff and alumni work four times each academic year? That we have computers, scanners, photocopiers throughout the Library?  That we have a COLOR copier? 

Find out this type of information and more at one of our Library Tours which are held each Monday and Tuesday from Noon-12:30pm.  Sign up today!

P.S. Tours are open to the entire Columbia community!