In conjunction with our special exhibition Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, the Harvard Film Archive is screening five complementary German films from the period. The series is curated by Eric Rentschler, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and director of graduate studies at Harvard University.
For nearly four decades, David Levinthal has used the Polaroid format to explore the intersection between myth, fantasy, history, and memory in American culture by meticulously staging tableaus of figurines, dolls, and ephemera. The works reveal the role images play in shaping cultural memory, while also illustrating how cultural memory is rehearsed and enforced in material culture.
Artist Pedro Reyes and editor José Luis Falconi discuss Ad Usum / To Be Used, a survey of Reyes’s projects. The publication is a collection of images, interviews, and critical essays intended as an apparatus for multiplying the possibilities when art becomes a resource for the common good.
Ethan Lasser, head of the Division of European and American Art and the Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Curator of American Art, will give today’s gallery talk. The talk is part of a series about American art, which is intended for beginners, enthusiasts, and people who just like looking at art.
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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