U.S. Poet Laurate and Pulitizer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith ‘94 will receive the Harvard Arts Medal on May 2, kicking off Harvard’s ARTS FIRST festival. The ceremony is presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Harvard University Board of Overseers, and is the official opening event for ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual community festival showcasing and celebrating student, faculty and staff creativity in the arts May 2-5.
Admission to the medal ceremony is free but tickets are required, available in person at the Harvard Box Office at Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, by calling 617.496.2222 or visiting www.boxoffice.harvard.edu. (Phone and online ticket orders are subject to service fees.) Ticket distribution for Harvard affiliates (two per person, with valid ID) begins Wednesday, April 17; ticket distribution for the public (two per person) begins Friday, April 19. Some remaining tickets may be available at the door one hour prior to event start time. Please check back March 25 for link.