The first few weeks of school are always buzzing on campus, and Harvard’s indie folk-inspired quintet the Lighthouse Keepers has contributed to the excitement this fall. Consisting of Abby L. Westover ’17, Ella M. Duncan ’17, Colby S. Knight ’17, Aidan R. Chavez ’18, and Matt Matsudaira ’17, the band published a single, “In a Moment,” on Sept. 3
On Saturday, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts hosted its first #mfaNOW event, an all-night celebration of contemporary art intended to draw in the city’s younger crowd.
The Lilypad, a tiny performance space and art gallery at the heart of Inman, is a far cry from the frenzy of university life. The venue hosts writers, musicians, and artists and, according to its website, brings audiences “The Most Original Live Music in the World. Every night.”
The gallery, which hosts a variety of student and faculty showings throughout the year, currently houses selected works by six visiting faculty members in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies: Lucas Blalock, Jennifer Bornstein, Paul Bush, Dru Donovan, Alexander Galloway, and Kianja Strobert.
“The Flag,” a documentary by Tyler S. Parker ’17, explores the debate over the Confederate flag in the wake of the Charleston shootings. The short film focuses on the protests, both pro- and anti-flag, that took place in the South Carolina state capitol in the summer of 2015 and that eventually resulted in the flag’s removal.
A stunningly nuanced, inventive, and emotionally resonant investigation of how the country values the lives of young people of color, the play is not only a great work of theater but, in its empathy, curiosity, and comfort in complexity, a significant addition to the national discourse.
A winning photo from The Global Exposure Project, a photo competition sponsored by the Arts Society of the Harvard Business School, stands on display in the Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnology Thursday. The competition asks HBS students to submit original photography. Winners will be exhibited in both the Peabody Museum and the Harvard Museum of Natural History until Monday, May 2.
Peter L. Galison, professor, museum director, and documentary filmmaker, explores the intersections of art and science.