Okwui Okpokwasili considers herself a "performance maker" rather than a dancer. Her work combines dance, music and spoken word, and will be the subject of a conversation on March 6 and a master class on March 7.
Presented by: Learning From Performers and WGBH Jazz 24/7 Admission: Free; seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity.
Praised as “the undisputed queen of African Music” (Daily Telegraph) and honored for her activism on behalf of human rights and female empowerment, Angélique Kidjo has released ten albums, including her 2014 Grammy Award-winning “Eve.” She will deliver a lecture-performance entitled “Dahomey Dance: How Rhythms and Songs Travelled From Benin to the Americas,” followed by an audience Q&A and reception. Kidjo is an artist-in-residence at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.... Read more about vocalist ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO
Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal, Celebrity Series of Boston, Harvard South Asia Institute, World Music/CRASHarts and Learning From Performers Admission: Free and open to the public. RSVPs required. Location map
The award-winning film Marvi: The Mystic Muse explores Pakistani singer Sanam Marvi’s search for her own roots across Pakistan and her journey with Sufism. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Tanya Panjwani and Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University. This event is held in conjunction with Sanam Marvi's concert on Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 pm at Sanders Theatre, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston and World Music/CRASHarts. For more information about the concert and tickets, visit the Celebrity Series website.... Read more about “Marvi: The Mystic Muse” film screening and discussion
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
Mather House - The Sandra Naddaff and Leigh Hafrey Three Columns Gallery
Presented by: Mather House Admission: Free and open to the public Runs: February 21-March 21
Over the last few years, Harvard has grappled with the historical legacy of the names and symbols that describe its campus and define its image. Increase Mather, a Puritan minister, Harvard’s 7th president, and the namesake of Mather House, has often been mentioned as one of the more controversial figures. Mather...
Born in Paraguay, Daiana Ferreira Da Costa is a lawyer and a Cultural Ambassador for her native country, as well as an acclaimed, prize-winning classical guitarist and music teacher. She will discuss her career as a musical artist and perform selections on guitar during this lecture-demonstration.... Read more about classical guitarist DAIANA FERREIRA DA COSTA
Presented by: Learning From Performers Admission: Free, tickets/RSVPs not required; seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. Related event: love conjure/blues presented by Harvard’s BlackC.A.S.T., April 13-15, 21-22.
A 2016 Doris Duke Artist and a 2016 Creative Capital awardee, Sharon Bridgforth collaborates with actors, dancers, singers and audiences live during performance as she composes moving soundscapes of her ritual/jazz texts. In this artist talk, she will focus on the process of using theatrical jazz performance methodologies to explore Black American migrations queerly, sharing images and video from early workings of her piece love conjure/blues and her new project, dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home. love conjure/blues—which will be presented by Harvard’s BlackC.A.S.T. theater group during the spring term, April 13-21—explores a range of possibilities of gender expression and sexuality within a rural, Black working class context. The dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home project will acquire and gift a home to an emerging artist. The project will be in residence in the artist house for a month, offering art centered community engagement activities leading up to the house gifting.... Read more about playwright SHARON BRIDGFORTH
Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented by Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard
Join us as Ronan Kyle Peterson shares unique process of making highly-surfaced, functional work and his life as a studio potter at Nine Toes Pottery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ronan is in Boston as a Visiting Artist at Mudflat Studio and you can find out more information on his workshop here.
This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP here.
Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Join us for a lecture from emerging talent Ian M. Petrie who is currently the Artist in Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, MA.
Petrie's exquisite illustrative and narrative ceramics turn utilitarian ware on it's head. Petrie is an artist hell-bent on the synthesis of ceramics (or: “pottery") and sequential art (or: “comics”) and will discuss how he achieves this in his contemporary ceramic work.