"Art can bring beauty to our campus, but it also, importantly, can reflect and represent a range of human experience, perspectives, and cultural knowledge. I’m excited at the prospect of highlighting new works, while at the same time honoring our history and looking to the future."
—Gillian Lester, Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law

Recognizing the importance of the art and portraiture adorning the halls of its campus buildings, Columbia Law School's Artist-in-Residence Program provides opportunities for artists to share their work and engage with the Law School community.

Each artist-in-residence creates at least one work that will be displayed at the Law School for a period to be determined (and, if appropriate, would be documented for archival purposes and/or added to the permanent collection). Work should draw inspiration, in the broadest sense possible, from Columbia Law School and/or the neighboring communities.


Browse the Artist-in-Residence Program Collections:

2021-2023 Artist-in-Residence – Bayeté Ross Smith