Visiting Artists

2018 Nov 08

A screening of the documentary “Score” with Robert Kraft ‘76

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

B-04 Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Robert KraftTracking the progress of modern-day film score development, Score: A Film Music Documentary illustrates how the first few notes on a piano keyboard end up in the most dramatic moments of a film’s emotional climax. Turning the spotlight on the creative struggles that make up a major motion picture score, the documentary showcases the way the world’s top soundsmiths solve musical challenges – from the creative to the technical. 

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2018 Oct 04

A book talk with writer and author Mike Reiss ‘81

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster Street

Mike ReissMike Reiss ’81, a former head writer for The Simpsons, a show for which he has won four Emmy Awards, will be in discussion with students about his work as a TV and book writer. His new book, Springfield Confidential, is a humorous look at the legendary TV series. As a student at Harvard, Reiss served as president of The Harvard Lampoon. His books for children include How Murray Saved ChristmasSanta Claustrophobia and The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln, all illustrated by David Catrow.

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2018 Sep 26

Richard Montañez: The Importance of Diversity in Sparking Innovation

4:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Richard MontañezRichard Montañez
Presented by Harvard Office of Career Services and Learning from Performers at the Office for the Arts. 

Richard Montañez is an inspirational speaker. His story of pushing through adversity and battling issues of inclusion and belonging in the workplace will...

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2018 Sep 25

Gotta Get Down to It: Conversations with musician David Crosby

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

David Crosby
David Crosby Photo: Anna Webber
Join the legendary musician David Crosby in discussion forum with a group of Harvard student musicians and poets curated by host Kate van Orden, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard, followed by a conversation between Crosby and Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music at Harvard. The event is free and open to the public.... Read more about Gotta Get Down to It: Conversations with musician David Crosby
2018 Jul 09

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Matthew Katz - FULL

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Matthew Katz"Rumor Mill" - This lecture is now FULL

We'll discuss, explore, and destroy some of the common ceramic myths. We will discuss topics such as "No, opening your kiln early does not cause crazing" and " Gas escaping from your clay can't cause pin-holing. Physics doesn't work that way." as well as others. We will wash away the nonsense, and fill you with optimism and information. 

Matthew Katz is the instructor of our Summer 2018 course Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry.

Matthew Katz has taught ceramic materials for artists at Alfred University for over 15 years. He is a working ceramic artist with a B.F.A from Alfred and M.F.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder and has worked as a Ceramic Engineer and researcher for almost 20 years.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Sign up below!

2018 Apr 25

David Levinthal: History, Memory, and Myth

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

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.

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2018 Apr 26

2018 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Writer COLSON WHITEHEAD '91

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Colson Whitehead
Writer Colson Whitehead '91 Photo: Madeline Whitehead
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

2018 Jul 21

Stuart Gair Master Class

Sat - Sun, Jul 21 to Jul 22, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Presents:Stuart Gair

Stuart Gair Master Class

Saturday, July 21st and Sunday July 22nd
10am – 5pm each day 

Please note: Saturday's workshop will conclude with a slide lecture from 4-5pm, open to the public.

Location: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

Ready for a challenge? Join 2017-2018 Ceramics Program Artist in Residence Stuart Gair in approaching three challenging forms for the intermediate to advanced thrower – the teapot, the pitcher and the batter bowl. ... Read more about Stuart Gair Master Class

2018 Apr 06

Ralph Lemon: Artist Talk

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Ralph Lemon, is choreographer, writer, visual artist and curator, and the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation. For his public artist talk, Ralph Lemon will discuss meditations on the body, race, art making, and the Civil Rights Movement, instigated by his engagement with Bruce Nauman's iconic work Wall/Floor Positions (1968).

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