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.
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
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).
Guitarist David Gilmore will join Harvard Jazz Bands, led by Yosvany Terry, for a magical evening concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 under the tent on the Science Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. All (and all ages) are welcome. Come early and enjoy the food trucks on the Plaza. Find out more about ARTS FIRST (April 26-29) -- Harvard's annual celebration of student and faculty creativity.
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
A town-hall style conversation with three activist powerhouses talking about the role of the arts and culture in the lives of girls globally. Open to the public. Presented by: Office for the Arts and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School,...
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.
This listening session will re-create neues Musikfest in Menschel Hall. The program will include early compositions from the Studio for Electronic Music at WDR in addition to a series of experimental pieces by French composer Pierre Schaeffer, Cinq études de bruits (Five Studies of Noises), which was referenced in the original broadcast.
In this evening’s lecture, artist Fernando Bryce will describe his artistic practice as it pertains to some of his works, including his multipart installation The Book of Needs, currently on view in the University Research Gallery.
Cage Shuffle is a 50 minute dance/theater solo. In Cage Shuffle, Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy, while simultaneously performing a complex choreographic score by Annie-B Parson.
Join us in welcoming Anne Eder to the lectern to tell us about her interdisciplinary studio practice. Anne uses clay as a sculptural element in her installations and photographic work. Anne will be the instructor for a new course, "Interdisciplinary Projects" - a mixed media, installation class this Summer at the Ceramics program.