Arts Front Feature

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes Film Festival 2017

The Harvard Crimson sends its writer— Ethan B. Reichsman '18 —to the French Riviera to cover the Cannes Film Festival.

Art and Politics

Art & Politics

In this, our second annual themed supplement, The Crimson's Arts Board focuses on the intersections between art and politics. We survey this contested and contentious landscape by talking to artists, critics, writers, politicians, and economists on campus and beyond.

Joel Janowitz's Studio
Arts

Looking Local: Boston and Its Contemporary Art

Boston's contemporary art scene is often perceived as a backwater, simply a little sister to New York's. Yet the city has a cultural ecology all its own, one that benefits from a concentration of universities and a strong sense of local community, but that may now be threatened by rising costs of living. The Crimson takes an in-depth look at the area's artistic environment.

Family Studies
Arts

Drawing the Lines: Dividing and Reuniting Harvard’s Collections

As curators, students, and professors rethink the ways in which Harvard's collections are divided, new debates, new questions, and new philosophies of display have come to the fore at the University's museums of art, science, and culture.

Ryan F. Boyland's Poetry
Arts

An Articulate Art: Spoken Rhetoric in the Contemporary University

The place of spoken rhetoric in the liberal arts curriculum at Harvard remains uncertain, even as professors and students today use rhetoric as both a creative art and a practical skill.

Harvard Yard in 360
College

Harvard Yard in 360

Harvard Yard in 360
College

Glimpses of a New Reality

From the VES department to the i-lab, Harvard students and faculty are beginning to explore the potential of virtual reality, a new technology with the potential to create immersive environments. As challenges persist, many wonder whether the medium will transform reality as we know it or simply remain a novelty.

Ghungroo
On Campus

Making Space: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Arts at Harvard

As Harvard’s undergraduate student body has grown ever more diverse, many challenges remain in making the University a fully inclusive institution for all those admitted. According to The Crimson’s annual survey of graduating seniors, students of color at Harvard are less likely to concentrate in the arts and humanities than their white peers. But both faculty and students say that making the arts more open has rarely been so important.

Arts 2016 Year-in-Review Cover

The Arts 2016 Year-in-Review

The Harvard Crimson reached out to its readers to rank 2016's best films, music, books, TV shows, campus theater productions, and more.

VES 56s
On Campus

The Frontier between the Arts and Sciences: Harvard's Pioneers

Harvard College promises its undergraduates a liberal arts education, but under its online course catalog, departmental classes are categorized under four distinct headings. The widespread ingrained sense of division between the arts and sciences traces back to popular ideas about brain lateralization: The left hemisphere processes logical information, and the right hemisphere, creative. But what of the students interested in studies that fall within the intersection of disciplines?

VES 56s
Science

VES 56s

Students in VES 56s: Animation/Studio present mixed media projects in the Lightbox Gallery in the Harvard Art Museums last Monday.

Arts @ 29 Garden
Science

Arts @ 29 Garden

Brenna Nicely is a TA for Ancient Near East 103: Ancient Lives, a class which uses Arts @ 29 Garden as a space in which for art integration into courses’ curricula.

STEM Think Tank at Harvard Art Museums
Science

STEM Think Tank at Harvard Art Museums

During a STEM think tank at Harvard Art Museums, Hamidah Mahmud ‘17 leads a group of students through the galleries.

Hamidah Mahmud
Science

Hamidah Mahmud

Hamidah Mahmud ‘17 is a History and Science Concentrator.

STEM Talk
Science

STEM Talk

Hamidah Mahmud ‘17 leads a STEM think tank at Harvard Art Museums on Friday afternoon.