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ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the OFA, with support from the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, the festival is a public event with many free performances and activities for Harvard and community members of all ages.


Margaret Atwood AM '62, Litt.D. '04 receives the 2014 Harvard Arts Medal. #ARTSFIRST 2014

The Harvard Band kicked off the Performance Fair. #ARTSFIRST 2014

INSIDE OUT, a participatory art installation at Harvard. #ARTSFIRST 2014

The view from Harvard Yard Stage. #ARTSFIRST 2014

Harvard Bhangra at DanceFest. #ARTSFIRST 2014

Harvard students proudly donned their 2014 ARTS FIRST shirts, generously provided by the Harvard Alumni Association.

Vijay Iyer Sextet in concert under the Plaza tent. #ARTSFIRST 2014

From the Harvard Arts Blog

Damian Woetzel to be awarded Harvard Arts Medal

by Tom Lee
Former New York City Ballet principal dancer and Kennedy School alum will be honored at April 30 ceremony hosted by John Lithgow '67.
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Dance Program: Fall 2014

by Emily Vides
With master classes, credit and co-curricular courses, and performances, Dance at Harvard has something for everyone this semester.
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    May 1, 2014: Harvard Arts Medal: Author Margaret Atwood AM '62, Litt.D. '04

    May 2, 2014: Party on The Plaza

    May 3, 2014: Performance Fair Kickoff: Harvard Dance Project in SEESAW; Harvard Jazz Band; Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Rite of Spring; Welcome by John Lithgow '62 & Harvard Marching Band
    Performance Fair including DanceFest on the Plaza and “Make Art” stations

    May 4, 2014: Vijay Iyer Sextet in concert under the Plaza Tent

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