The 4th International Art Exhibition at Columbia University- Lamont Campus-1


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.

Panelist Introduction

Judith Burton: An internationally known art educator who has melded a deep sense of artistic tradition with exploration of digital technology and other new tools, has been named Teachers College’s new Macy Professor of Education.

For many years she directed the College’s Art & Art Education Program and has also directed its Macy Gallery. Her scholarly interests is focused on artistic-aesthetic development in children and adolescents; Learning, and transfer of learning in the arts; Instructional methods in the arts; Role of artists in the education of children; Cultural experiences in arts education.




Joaquim Goes: Lamont Research Professor,  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,  Biology and Paleo Environment

Fields of interest: 
  • Marine phytoplankton physiology and productivity;
  • Climate change and its impact on ocean biota and biogeochemical processes;
  • Development of ocean color and other remote sensing algorithms and methods for studying ocean carbon cycling
Honors & Awards: 
  • Monbusho Scholarship by the Ministry of Education, Japanese Govt. for Doctoral Studies. 1992
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Ministry of Education, Japan, 1997
  • Takeda Foundation Techno – Entrepreneurship Award, Japan, 2002

Gabo Camnitzer:An interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the intersection of sculpture and social practice. In his artistic production Camnitzer  explores the contradictions of dominant epistemological systems and creates spaces for collective experimentation in counter-hegemonic  meaning-making. 

Born in New York, NY, Gabo Camnitzer studied at Hunter College, and received an MFA from Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden. He attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, and received a research fellowship from The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden. He currently sits on the editorial board of the art journal Paletten.



Sheean Haley: Senior Staff Associate, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,Biology and Paleo Environment


  • M. Sc., Biological Oceanography  University of Connecticut ,  2002
  • B. S., Biology  Elizabethtown College, 1998

Anna Barth:  Graduate Student of Columbia University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geochemistry



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

              11:45am-12:45pm:     Lunch Break

              1:00pm-2:30pm:         Scientific Workshop (Age 4-17)

              2:45pm-3:45pm:         Panel: the importance and role of art in science

              3:45pm-4:45pm:         Educator Session: presenting and sharing lesson plans

Exhibition Dates: August 12 – 19, 2019

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

Please click here to register.