Events

    2020 Nov 14

    Fabulous Fungus Fair

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Online
    FabulousFungusFairJoin Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, labs—even in your own refrigerators. Free and open to the public (registration required). To register and for additional information, click... Read more about Fabulous Fungus Fair
    2019 Apr 25

    Vision & Justice

    9:00am

    Location: 

    Multiple Locations
    VJApertureAvedonMLKVision & Justice is a landmark creative convening that will explore the role of the arts in constructions of citizenship, race, and justice,... Read more about Vision & Justice
    2018 Nov 01

    Harvard Town Hall with Ayodele Casel

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Commons, The Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

    Join famed tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel for an interactive Town Hall at Harvard Commons in The Smith Campus Center on Thursday, November 1, at 5:30pm.

    Ayodele Casel's autobiographical show, While I Have the Floor, premiered to rave reviews and a sold out run at the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, SC. Together with members of tall poPpy, inc. (the show's production company) Torya Beard and Darren Biggart, the Harvard community is invited to explorAyodele Case. Photo Credit: Michael Higgins.e how claiming authorship can strengthen community. An interactive experience of performance and conversation, this Town Hall is designed to investigate how claiming identity and legacy can create a path to agency and action. Ayodele Casel will also perform an excerpt from While I Have the Floor

    Joining the conversation as co-facilitators will be Destiny Polk and Amanda Gorman '20. Destiny Polk is a Boston-based performance and teaching artist, producer, and founder of art-activist platform Radical Black Girl. Amanda Gorman '20 is a published author, community organizer, inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, and Founding Executive Director of One Pen One Page, which promotes literacy through free creative writing programming for underserved youth. 

    Refreshments will be provided at the end of the event. 

    Ayodele Casel is a 2018-19 artist-in-residence supported by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA). She will also be leading a tap master class on October 29, 7:30-9pm, at Lowell Lecture Hall as part of the Harvard Dance Center Master Class & Lecture Series. Observers are welcome! Participation is free, but registration is required for both participants and observers. 

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    2018 Feb 17

    Timeless Portraits and Dreams: Geri: Genius, Grace and Fire

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Paine Hall, 3 Oxford St.

    Geri AllenTimeless Portraits and Dreams: A Festival/Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen

    Geri: Genius, Grace and Fire: A performance curated by Terri Lyne Carrington and features Carmen Lundy, Oliver Lake, Don Byron, Kris Davis, Tia Fuller, and Yosvany Terry.
    Related EventPianos for Geri, Friday, February 16, 8 p.m.... Read more about Timeless Portraits and Dreams: Geri: Genius, Grace and Fire

    2017 Nov 04

    Symposium: Dutch Drawings on the Horizon: A Day of Talks in Honor of George S. Abrams

    10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

    This symposium brings together international experts on 17th-century Dutch drawings in honor of George S. Abrams ’54, HLS ’57. Mr. Abrams and his late wife, Maida, pioneered the collecting of Dutch drawings in the United States and have been a unifying force for study and scholarship in the field. Their generous gift of 110 works in 1999 transformed the Harvard Art Museums’ Dutch drawings collection into one of the most comprehensive in any U.S. museum. Speakers will use the vast breadth and depth of the Abrams Collection as a touchstone for discussing the exceptional draftsmanship of the Dutch Golden Age, from Goltzius to Rembrandt.

    Presented by: Harvard Art Museums... Read more about Symposium: Dutch Drawings on the Horizon: A Day of Talks in Honor of George S. Abrams

    2017 Oct 14

    Symposium: The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

    The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces explores the concept of rooms as idea generators throughout global history.

    Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
    Admission: The symposium is presented as part of HUBweek 2017 (October 10–15). The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Please register here.... Read more about Symposium: The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces

    2017 Oct 06

    Black in Design: Designing Resistance, Building Coalitions

    Fri - Sun, Oct 6 to Oct 8, 4:00pm - 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St

    Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) African American Student Union
    Dates: Friday, October 6, 4–8 PM; Saturday, October 7, 8:45 AM–9 PM; Sunday, October 8, 9 AM-1:30 PM
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    The Black in Design conference promotes discourse around the agency of the design profession to address and dismantle institutional barriers faced by communities of color.... Read more about Black in Design: Designing Resistance, Building Coalitions

    2017 Mar 03

    Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo

    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

    Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)
    Admission: Free and open to the public.
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    This symposium brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines and institutions to discuss Doris Salcedo’s work within the contexts of political science, human rights, religion, philosophy and literature, and art history.... Read more about Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo

    2016 Apr 09

    Bending Toward Justice: Improvisation, Freedom, and the Arts

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

    Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA)Presented ByHarvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA)
    ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
    Part of the HUCA Spring 2016 series.

    Improvisation is a process that generates structure in our everyday lives; we might describe it as the way we do almost everything – not just certain kinds of music, but also ordinary speech, games and sports, politics and warfare, and most social interactions.... Read more about Bending Toward Justice: Improvisation, Freedom, and the Arts

    2015 Oct 10

    Conference: Black in Design

    9:15am to 5:20pm

    Location: 

    Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

    Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) African American Student Union with support from the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard GSD, the Dean's Diversity Initiative at Harvard GSD, and H-OAP
    Dates: Friday, October 9, 3–8 PM; Saturday, October 10, 9:15 AM–5:20 PM
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    This conference has been organized to address social justice from the perspective of design, emphasizing the importance of compassion in the design ethos, with the goal of recognizing the contributions of African descendants to the design field and, by so doing, to broaden the definition of the designer.... Read more about Conference: Black in Design

    2015 Oct 09

    Conference: Black in Design

    3:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

    Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) African American Student Union with support from the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard GSD, the Dean's Diversity Initiative at Harvard GSD, and H-OAP
    Dates: Friday, October 9, 3–8 PM; Saturday, October 10, 9:15 AM–5:20 PM
    More information>

    This conference has been organized to address social justice from the perspective of design, emphasizing the importance of compassion in the design ethos, with the goal of recognizing the contributions of African descendants to the design field and, by so doing, to broaden the definition of the designer.... Read more about Conference: Black in Design