QUESTION + CREATE: Harvard Alumni Gathering on the Arts

Date: 

Fri - Sat, Sep 15 to Sep 16, 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: 

Various locations across campus (registration table on The Plaza)

“The arts represent an impulse to question and to create, an impulse that has sparked centuries of inquiry and progress and learning.”
—Drew Gilpin Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

Presented by: Harvard Alumni Association
Admission: Free & open to Harvard Alumni and current Harvard students. RSVPs required. RSVP here.
Question + Create participants can gain free admission to the Harvard Art Museums (HAM) and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) exhibits all weekend with the presentation of their name tag.     
More information and RSVP

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Alumni Arts Weekend Registration Desk Open Noon–7:00 p.m.
Science Center Plaza Tent

Explorations 1-3 p.m.

  • Interactive Dance Experience, Dance Center
  • Fostering Dialogue Around Mental Health Through the Arts: Looking for Luke, Screening and Discussion, Carpenter Center Lecture Hall
  • Tours of Campus Art Museums and Spaces

Explorations 3-5 p.m.

  • Harvard Art Museums Art Study Center, Art Study Center—Harvard Art Museums
  • Adding Color to the Arts: Addressing Inequalities in the Cultural Sphere, Deknatel Hall—Harvard Art Museums
  • National Arts in Education Week Meetup with Harvard Alumni for Education Shared Interest Group, Harvard Ed Portal
  • Women’s Empowerment Expo: Connect, Recruit, Inspire—In the Arts and Beyond, Gutman Conference Center
  • Tours of Campus Art Museums and Spaces

Welcome Reception 5-7 p.m.
Science Center Plaza Tent

Join fellow attendees for a reception featuring welcoming remarks by Drew Gilpin Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University; and performances featuring students from the Harvard Dance Center and Grammy-award winning artist Alison Brown AB ’84.

Optional Evening Activities (additional fees and registration may be required) 7 p.m. onward
Locations across campus

  • Harvardwood QUESTION + CREATE Mixer, Charlie’s Kitchen 
  • The Bitter Game, OBERON—separate ticket purchase required
  • Warhol Capote, Loeb Drama Center—separate ticket purchase required

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

Morning Movement 7 a.m.
Gund Hall Courtyard—Graduate School of Design

Alumni Arts Weekend Registration Desk Open 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Science Center Plaza Tent

Breakfast 8–9 a.m.
Science Center Plaza Tent

Morning PlenaryIrreplaceable Instruments: The Centrality of the Arts in a Research University 9–10:30 a.m.
Lowell Hall

Coffee Break 10:30–11 a.m.
Science Center Plaza Tent

Experiences + Conversations 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Faculty and alumni participants to be announced.

  • The A.R.T. of Human Rights, OBERON
  • The Art of Looking, Menschel Hall—Harvard Art Museums
  • Integrating Art-Making, Carpenter Center Lecture Hall (B04)
  • The Philosophy Chamber, Deknatel Hall—Harvard Art Museums

Lunch 12:30–1:45 p.m.
Science Center Plaza Tent

Afternoon PlenaryArt + Experimentation: Life and Leadership in the Arts 2–3:15 p.m.
Lowell Hall

Coffee Break 3:15–3:30 p.m.
Science Center Plaza Tent

Experiences + Conversations 3:30–5 p.m.
Locations across campus

  • Art + Conflict, Farkas Hall—Room 203
  • Art + Satire, Piper Auditorium—Graduate School of Design
  • Art + Social Impact, Lowell Lecture Hall
  • Art + Well-Being, Deknatel Hall—Harvard Art Museums

Closing Celebration 5–7 p.m.
Science Center Plaza Tent

Optional Evening Activities (additional fees and registration may be required) 7 p.m. and onward
Locations across campus

  •  A Toast to A Cappella, Holden Chapel​
  • The Bitter Game, OBERON—separate ticket purchase required
  • Warhol Capote, Loeb Drama Center—separate ticket purchase required