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Introduction

This mural, at first glance, may be seem like an odd choice for an exhibit on the history of Morningside Heights. The mural functions on several levels: compositionaly it illuminates the Columbia University motto In Lumine Tuo Videbimus Lumen (In Thy Light Shall We See Light); it highlights some of the significant disciplines that are the foundation of a university - Law, Religion, Art and Science; and, most importantly for this exhibit, it is an illustration of the place that Columbia University has in the city of New York, both geographically and historically.

Introduction