Arts Front Feature
In the first Arts Year In Review special issue, the Crimson Arts board covers the best films and albums of the year and reports the results of the 2013 Arts Poll.
A view of the American Repertory Theater.
Panel from the Mayan city of Cancuén, which includes an example of ancient Maya script.
This past April, language preservation activist Daniel Pedro Mateo was found dead near his home village in Guatemala. While the reasons are unknown, his story still speaks to the political potency minority languages can have as strongholds against assimilation.
As with many recent Marvel films, “Thor: The Dark World” gives equal weight to wry wit and hammer-clashing battle. Though assuredly a superhero flick, “The Dark World” rises above expectations thanks to its pithy humor, gorgeous visuals, and the creation of a perfect supervillain.
A storyboard by Zachary L. Wong '16.
Still from the animated short "Icarus' Dream" by Zachary L. Wong '16.
A still from the animated piece "The Chromolume," a digital work by Oliver Luo '13.
A still from the animated short "The Show," created by Oliver Luo '13 using sand animation.
A still from the animated short "Falling," created by Oliver Luo '13 using stop-motion and ink animation.
At Harvard, animators must balance the workload of a normal student with an incredibly time-consuming craft.
Students use art to cope with and raise awareness of mental illness.
The arts have collectively provided Harvard students with an outlet for creative self-expression, allowing them to explore issues of mental health in safe spaces and with freedom of expression. One campus artist who has utilized art to generate discussion about mental health, Bex H. Kwan ’14, sees the two as inseparable: “What is art not on mental health issues?”
“The essence of a conductor’s profession is strength. The essence of a woman is weakness,” said Yuri Temirkanov, former music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. As women’s representation in many fields increases, classical music lags further and further behind, both in the wider music community and at Harvard itself.