The 4th International Art Exhibition at Columbia University- Lamont Campus


No-Boundaries Committee, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University present the New York City installment of the 4th annual 2019 No-Boundaries International Art Exhibitions at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University  from August 12 to 16, 2019. This exhibition features 150 artworks by children in grades K-12 from 15 countries, including 50 artworks by kids from the New York City area and across the U.S.

This year’s theme is” A Drop of Water“, which encourages exploration of the relationship between human beings and water through art. No-Boundaries is a multi-city project that aims to build an international art and educational platform by connecting young artists regardless of nationality, languages or culture. The artwork will be shown in galleries open to the public in the host cities of Beijing, Paris, Nairobi, New York and Rio de Janeiro.

“The No-Boundaries exhibitions exemplify Columbia University’s educational mission by showcasing the artistic talent of young people from many cultures who are actively engaged with issues that affect all peoples regardless of their locale,” said Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development. “This presents a unique opportunity to leverage the power of the arts as a lingua franca that connects human beings across geographical, linguistic and cultural borders.”

In order to better establish an international academic communication platform, and to create more opportunities of exhibitions and communication for excellent educators throughout the world who consistently work with NOBO to spread the educational concept of “making art the stepping stone to commonweal and to be the world citizens” ,in 2019, NOBO will once again invite educators with international vision and commonweal feelings to join us in exploring the combination of art education and other disciplines under the current global trend in a multicultural context. The forum will be held at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDE), a research laboratory of Columbia University for earth and environmental science located in Palisades, New York. Much of the modern understanding about the composition of the solid Earth, the interactions of the oceans, ice caps, and atmosphere, past and present ecologies, and the prospect of climate change are underpinned by research done by Lamont scientists. Since 2016, LDEO has established an Office of Education and Outreach, with the purpose of leading and facilitating all educational research, programming, and outreach initiatives at the Observatory and strengthen a centralized role in bringing Earth Science research to a wide variety of audiences.


When:        August 14, 2019

Where:       Monell Auditorium and Lobby

                    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Rte 9W, Palisades, NY 10964


              11:00am – 11:45am:     Opening Ceremony

              12:00pm – 1:00pm:       Science and Art Workshops (Age 4-17)

              1:00pm – 2:00pm:         Lunch Break        

Exhibition Dates: August 12th – 16th,2019

Registration is required for all attendees.  Registration deadline:August 3,2019

Please click here to register.