Visiting Artists

2017 Apr 20

Catalogue (First Edition)

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden Street, Cambridge

Presented by: Harvard University Committee on the Arts

Catalogue (First Edition)
Choreography by William Forsythe
featuring Christopher Roman and Jill Johnson, dancers

Eventbrite - Catalogue (First Edition)
This performance is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required to reserve your seat. Reserved seats are guaranteed up until 15 minutes prior to the performance, after which they will be released to the general public. Please click on the Reserve button above.

7:15pm: Panel discussion following the performance featuring Harvard faculty and the performers at Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden Street. 

2017 Apr 07

President of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences CHERYL BOONE ISAACS

12:00pm

Location: 

The Charles Hotel Regattabar

CHERYL BOONE ISAACSPresented by: Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School in association with Learning From Performers
Admision: Free and open to Harvard affiliates only, reservations required (lunch will be served). RSVP here.

Harvard affiliates are invited to attend a conversation with Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). During her four years helming the AMPAS, Boone Isaacs has overseen the annual Oscars award ceremony, with active leadership focused not only on increasing diversity among the Academy's membership and governance, but improving industry practices and hiring. Boone Isaacs will discuss her decades-long career in the film industry--from publicity and marketing, to starting her own company--and leadership lessons learned along the way. 

2017 May 05

Visiting Artist Workshop with Darcy Badiali

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard Darcy Badiali

Join us for a one-day workshop and demonstration by California-based artist Darcy Badiali while in Boston exhibiting with Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA. Badiali will demonstrate his process for throwing large-scale forms on the wheel and provide a slide lecture on his work. Badiali makes works that are inspired by nature such as evident in his large white vessels which resemble egg shells. He is inspired by his environment but also intertwined with the materials at hand and at the wheel. There will be a pot-luck lunch during the workshop.

This event is free to registered Ceramics Program students, Harvard Undergraduate and Graduate students. For all others, $25.00 registration fee. To register, email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu or fill in the form here and send in (even if you don't need to pay so that we can hold your spot!)

Constant reinvention

da CostaAcclaimed classical guitarist, lawyer, diplomat and former beauty pageant contestant Daiana Ferreira da Costa talks about the discipline and thought behind a successful career in the arts and beyond.  

By Jake Stepansky ‘17

2017 Apr 04

Visiting Artist Lecture with Katherine Hackl

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Registration: 

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard Katherine Hackl

Join us in welcoming Katherine Hackl for a lecture on her stunning vessel and tile work. Hackl recently moved to Boston from Lambertville, New Jersey where she has maintained her pottery and tile studio for over 20 years. She is currently a studio artist at Mudflat Studios, in addition to her ongoing studio work in New Jersey.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu or sign up below.

 

Embodied practice 

Okwui OkpokwasiliOkwui Okpokwasili considers herself a "performance maker" rather than a dancer. Her work combines dance, music and spoken word, and will be the subject of a conversation on March 6 and a master class on March 7. 

By Samantha Neville '19

2017 Mar 07

vocalist ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

4:00pm

Location: 

Horner Room, Agassiz House, Radcliffe Yard

Angélique KidjoPresented by: Learning From Performers and WGBH Jazz 24/7
Admission: Free; seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity.

Praised as “the undisputed queen of African Music” (Daily Telegraph) and honored for her activism on behalf of human rights and female empowerment, Angélique Kidjo has released ten albums, including her 2014 Grammy Award-winning “Eve.” She will deliver a lecture-performance entitled “Dahomey Dance: How Rhythms and Songs Travelled From Benin to the Americas,” followed by an audience Q&A and reception. Kidjo is an artist-in-residence at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

2017 Mar 25

“Marvi: The Mystic Muse” film screening and discussion

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Pakistani singer Sanam MarviPresented by: Harvard Ed Portal, Celebrity Series of Boston, Harvard South Asia Institute, World Music/CRASHarts and Learning From Performers
Admission: Free and open to the public. RSVPs required.
Location map

The award-winning film Marvi: The Mystic Muse explores Pakistani singer Sanam Marvi’s search for her own roots across Pakistan and her journey with Sufism. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Tanya Panjwani and Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University. This event is held in conjunction with Sanam Marvi's concert on Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 pm at Sanders Theatre, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston and World Music/CRASHarts. For more information about the concert and tickets, visit the Celebrity Series website.

Life conjures art

Sharon BridgforthCreate the life you want as an artist, says playwright Sharon Bridgforth. Then focus on the work. She will deliver a public lecture on Feb. 24 in Farkas Hall at Harvard.

By Samantha Neville ‘19

2017 Apr 27

Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Actor JOHN LITHGOW

4:00pm

Location: 

Loeb Drama Center Main Stage, 64 Brattle St.

John Lithgow announced as 2017 Harvard Arts Medal Recipient
Presented by: Learning From Performers
ADMISSION: Free, tickets required.
How to get tickets: Available in person at the Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., Cambridge, online, or by calling 617.496.2222 (online and phone ticket orders subject to service fees). Ticket distribution for Harvard affiliates (2 per person, with valid ID) begins Tuesday, April 18; ticket distribution for the public (2 per person) begins Thursday, April 20. Some remaining tickets may be available at the door one hour prior to event start time.


Award-winning actor John Lithgow ’67 ArD ’05 is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Harvard University Board of Overseers in association with the American Repertory Theater. It will include a discussion with Lithgow moderated by President Faust. This is the opening event for ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student and faculty creativity in the arts celebrating its 25th anniversary April 27-30.

2017 Apr 05

vocalist/musician CASSANDRA WILSON

4:00pm

Location: 

Leverett Old Library, McKinlock Hall, 11 Mill St. (between Plympton Street and DeWolfe Street)

Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi who incorporates blues, country and folk music into her work.Presented by: Learning From Performers
Admission: Free, tickets/RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
Venue: Leverett House Library Theatre
Watch the interview with Cassandra Wilson moderated by Eric Jackson, WGBH “Jazz 24/7”
Read the interview by Cherie Hu ’17 on the Harvard Arts Blog

“A singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field” (Gary Giddins), Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi who incorporates blues, country and folk music into her work. Designated a Jazz Master in Residence at Harvard, she will discuss her career and creative process during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African and African American Music. Wilson will also appear in concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands on Saturday, April 8 at 8 pm, Sanders Theatre; for tickets and other information, visit the Harvard Box Office website.

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