In celebration of ARTS FIRST, the Harvard Art Museums are offering free admission on Saturday, April 28. Explore the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, take a tour with a student guide, and enjoy musical performances in the Calderwood Courtyard and Adolphus Busch Hall.
The Silkroad Ensemble, Parker Quartet (Blodgett Artists-in- Residence, Department of Music) and the Brattle Street Chamber Players of Harvard College join up in a bold and intimate concert featuring more than a dozen musicians in a one-of-a-kind experience that reminds us of the power of creative collaboration across genres and generations.
Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76 in 1998, the Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Silkroad has been affiliated with...
Guitarist David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Sam Rivers and many others. His latest release, Transitions (2017 Criss Cross Records) was one of Downbeat Magazine’s top CDs of 2017. He was also voted into the both the Critic’s Poll and Reader’s Poll of 2017.
A concert featuring pianist André Watts, with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, conducted by Federico Cortese.
Presented by: Office for the Arts as part of the ARTS FIRST festival (April 26-29)
Admission: Free and open to the public. Tickets available at 3:30 pm at the door on April 27.
Legendary pianist and professor of music André Watts is the recipient of the 2018 Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award, Harvard’s highest music award recognizing an outstanding educator. Watts will receive the award during a free concert and ceremony 5:30 p.m. April 27 at Sanders Theatre, where he will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major (Emperor Concerto) with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra under the director of Federico Cortese, senior lecturer on music at Harvard University.... Read more about Pianist André Watts to perform Beethoven with Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
Presented By Office for the Arts and the Harvard Board of Overseers
Author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead ‘91 is the recipient of the 2018 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony 4 p.m.Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. The ceremony, which is presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, is the official opening of ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student and faculty creativity in the arts. The medal ceremony includes a discussion with Whitehead moderated by actor John Lithgow ’67, Art.D ‘05.... Read more about 2018 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Writer COLSON WHITEHEAD '91
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue
Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Admission: Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary More information
Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Enjoy a contemporary performance based on scenes from...
¡Festejemos jazz! April 30 is International Jazz Day—join us for this free concert featuring Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry, Harvard’s Director of Jazz Ensembles, Senior Lecturer on Music and ”a leader among the current generation of Afro-Carribean jazz musicians in the United States” according to The New York Times.... Read more about ARTS FIRST: Jazz on the Plaza
The ARTS FIRST Origin Story you never knew you wanted to know!
Starring Dean Rakesh Khurana as the Fearless Rakeshules, Bringer of Art Sir Dean Thomas Dingman as the Celestial Soprano of the Gods The esteemed Gregory Mankiw, Titan The Reverend Jonathan Walton, Narrator Geneticist Pardis Sabeti as the Algorithmic Oracle with River Charles Ensemble | Hasty Pudding Theatricals | Harvard Ballet Company | Expressions Dance Company | Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones
A Celebration of Harvard Artists Friday, April 28, 8:30 PM Sanders Theatre Sold out. Some tickets will be available at Sanders Theatre the evening of the performance at 7:30 pm, one hour prior to curtain time. First come, first served.
Join us for a festive evening of dance, music, spoken word, drama and film directed by Diane Paulus '88 and honoring the talents cultivated at Harvard and their continuing journeys, featuring actors Courtney Vance ‘82 and Elizabeth Leimkuhler...
Presented by: Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard Admission: Free and open to the public More information
Student work displayed comes from the following courses; Making Things: Form, Function and Materials; Conceptual Figure; Sculptural Dimensions; Building Thought; Intro to Still Photography; Loitering; Principals and Plasticity: Intermediate Painting Course; Post Brush; Slow Photography...
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.... Read more about Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Actor JOHN LITHGOW
Overlay, an exhibition created by the multimedia artist Xaviera Simmons for the Radcliffe Institute, uses text-based video, photographs, and soundscapes to feature characters rooted in stories and historical narratives found in the archives of the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.... Read more about Overlay: Exhibition by Xaviera Simmons
Elizabeth I is in love with Sir Walter Raleigh, but she loses him to Beth Throgmorton and the New World in Henry Koster’s The Virgin Queen (1955). Bette Davis gives her best performance of the 1950s (following All About Eve) as the aging Elizabeth; but a young, ravishing Joan Collins as Throgmorton steals scene after scene. Inspired by monumental history paintings and group portraits, Koster animates the CinemaScope screen with brilliant colors registered through richly ornamented costumes and contrapposto figures arranged in lavish tableaus.... Read more about Film: The Virgin Queen
In this film from 1954, the French Revolution and the rise and fall of Napoleon (Marlon Brando) are seen through the eyes of the leader’s first love, Désirée Clary (Jean Simmons). After Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, Désirée holds Europe’s fate in her hands, as queen of Sweden. The epic story provides a sweeping historical backdrop, but director Henry Koster uses the widescreen CinemaScope format to offer a philosophical mediation on love and politics amid war and revolution.... Read more about Film: Désirée