Presented by: Harvard Visual and Environmental Studies Department
The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies is home to a range of studio and theoretical studies in the arts at Harvard University. It offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, and animation, as well as photography, film history and theory, studies of the built and natural environment, and contemporary art. The academic experience transpires partially in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, where thinking and making—physical contact with various materials—intersect to enable students from a variety of disciplinary studies to be aware of their visual environment.
The Visiting Faculty 2016–17 exhibition presents work by four visiting faculty in Visual and Environmental Studies. In fact, each year for almost fifty years, the department has invited visual artists and filmmakers who are leaders in their fields to work closely with students, invigorating and enriching the academic program and curriculum with their outside perspectives and professional experiences. This year is no exception as the department welcomes Lucas Blalock, Paul Bush, Dru Donovan, and Guy Maddin with a sampling presentation of their work.