Student Public Art Projects (2016)


Where Do We Go From Here?

on view April 25 – May 1
by Devon Guinn '17 and Delfina Martinez-Pandiani '17, in collaboration with Mikhaila Fogel '16, Ileana Riverón '17, and other student artists.

Focusing on community—a key theme underlying the results of the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct—this public artwork invites exploration of this critical topic. Through writing, drawing, and private notes, students interacted with the installation's plexiglass columns over a fourteen day period in Harvard's residential Houses. The completed columns are presented, for viewing only, as a single art installation in Harvard Yard during the ARTS FIRST Festival

Where Do We Go From Here? has been made possible with support from the Office for the Arts at Harvard and with guidance from Boston artist Ross Miller '77, whose site-specific works range from architectural and urban scale installations to pedestrian scale sculptures.


on view April 28 – May 1 
by Akshay Goyal GSD '16, Jiyoo Jye GSD '16, and Scott Valentine GSD '16

This time-based art installation reinterprets, in abstract form, the iconic John Harvard statue. Evoking the challenges of global warming through its gradual dematerialization, the artwork reminds us that our most emblematic monuments are ephemeral—provoking a sense of loss and, in turn, bringing value and recognition to all that we dismiss.  

Window to the World

on view April 28 – May 1 
by Sizhi Qin GSD '16 and Changyue Liu GSD '16

Using Thayer Hall's bricked-in windows as frame and canvas, this installation presents diverse traditional window patterns and vistas to reimagine the structure and envision Harvard's connection to different places, peoples, and ways of life in our global community. 

These projects have been made possible with support from the Office for the Arts at Harvard's Public Art Program awards for ARTS FIRST