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3/30/15

Visiting Artist Lecture with Richard Burkett

Presented By Ceramics Program
Potter, educator, author, curator and world traveler, Richard Burkett is a man with a passion for discovery. Whether documenting indigenous pottery cultures in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador or authoring ground breaking glaze calculation software, all roads seem to lead back to the studio for this world-renowned artist. Join us in welcoming Burkett as he shares images of a wide array of his ceramic works – from functional stoneware and porcelain to clay and mixed-media sculpture.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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4/02/15

music producer JONATHAN SHECTER and musician/producer DAN FREEMAN: “Entrepreneurship in the Digital Music Industry”

Presented By Learning From Performers
Jonathan Shecter ‘90, aka Shecky Green, a music and media professional who co-founded the hip-hop music and culture magazine “The Source” and is now editor in chief of the online publication “Cuepoint,” and Dan Freeman ’97, aka CØm1x, a producer/bassist and music technologist, will discuss their careers in electronic music production and promotion—which includes Shecter’s launch of the Game Recordings label and Screen Werks DJ-centric video platform; and Freeman’s real-time performances using the Ableton PUSH instrument and his experience as an instructor at New York City’s Dubspot. Co-sponsored by Harvard’s Office of Career Services.
Filed Under: Music
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4/06/15

public conversation: “Slavery, Dissent, Reconciliation: Harvard Histories”

Presented By Learning From Performers
oin artist Brian Knep, Sven Beckert (Harvard University), Kellie Carter Jackson (Hunter College) and Salamishah Tillet (University of Pennsylvania) and moderator Timothy Patrick McCarthy (Harvard University) for a public conversation about Harvard University's relationship to the many legacies and memories of the Civil War. Sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School, and Hutchins Center for African and African American Research in conjunction with Brian Knep’s site-specific installation “Deep Wounds” in the Memorial Hall Transept, April 4-May 7, presented by the OFA Public Art program.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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4/08/15

Visiting Artist Lecture with Stephen Bowers

Presented By Ceramics Program
Reflecting the influence of textiles, wallpapers, comic strips, natural history illustration and childhood memories, the work of Stephen Bowers brims with ideas and imagery that trace their origin to both historical and contemporary sources. Knowledge of ceramic decorative technique allows him to use these sources in his on-going interpretations of motifs such as cockatoos, kangaroos and willow patterns.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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4/10/15

a conversation and demonstration with the VIJAY IYER TRIO

Presented By Learning From Performers
Pianist, composer and bandleader Vijay Iyer—a MacArthur Fellow, a Grammy nominee, and, since 2014, the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard—will conduct a conversation with his award-winning trio (Marcus Gilmore, drums; Stephan Crump, bass) on improvisation, collaboration, and the creative process. The Vijay Iyer Trio will appear in concert on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, at Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, with shows at 7:30 pm and 10 pm each night.
Filed Under: Music
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4/16/15

a conversation with composer TANIA LEÓN

Presented By Learning From Performers
David DeBoor Canfield of Fanfare Magazine hails the artistic voice of Tania León as “utterly distinctive, and once one has listened to her music for any length of time, it will not be mistaken as the work of any other composer.” León will discuss her career—which encompasses composition as well as conducting, teaching and arts leadership—with Alejandro L. Madrid, Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Cornell University. Tania León is the Eileen Southern Distinguished Visitor through the Department of Music, co-sponsor of this event.
Filed Under: Music
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4/17/15

a conversation with 2015 Jazz Masters in Residence GEORGE COLEMAN and HAROLD MABERN

Presented By Learning From Performers
Tenor saxophonist George Coleman and pianist Harold Mabern—natives of Memphis, Tennessee, whose distinctive “hard bop” sound incorporates influences from rhythm and blues, gospel and blues—will discuss their careers during a public conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Jazz Bands.

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4/30/15

2015 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Dancer/Arts Leader DAMIAN WOETZEL MPA ‘07

Presented By Office for the Arts and Harvard Board of Overseers
Formerly Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet and now Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, Damian Woetzel is the recipient of the 2015 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 Board of Overseers of Harvard College. It will include a discussion with Woetzel moderated by actor John Lithgow ‘67, host of the event. 
Filed Under: Ceremony
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6/24/15

Paperclay Symposium with Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett

Presented By Ceramics Program
A unique collaboration featuring three leading international paper clay artists – Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett; this hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials. 
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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