Campus Arts

Theories
Dance

“Theories” Makes Connections Between STEM, Philosophy, and Movement

“There’s some thematic overlap between theories,” said Martinez on the ideas upon which the pieces were based. “Theories” made these overlaps apparent using unconventional methods. What resulted was an uncommon perspective crafted by student choreographers that demonstrated a living relationship between scientific concepts and artistic expression.

George Abrams
Arts

Arts Spotlight: George Abrams ’57

It’s a good home for art because Harvard has been the center of interest in Old Master drawings since the early 20th century in the United States. There are great scholars and teachers and curators—it’s one of the major places in the world for Old Master drawings.

Mary McWilliams
Visual Arts

Arts Spotlight with Mary McWilliams

With over three decades of experience in art history and curation under her belt, Mary McWilliams now serves as Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art at the Harvard Art Museums, where she’s been working since 1998.

Obsidian Tear
Dance

Obsidian Tear

Royal Ballet Artist Calvin Richardson in Wayne McGregor's Obsidian Tear; photo by Andrej Uspenski

Obsidian Tear
Dance

‘Obsidian Tear’: Boston Ballet Opens Season Strong

This production showcases the work of multi-award winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor and Boston Ballet’s Finnish resident choreographer Jorma Elo. McGregor’s beautiful piece features nine male dancers dancing to the haunting music of Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “Lachen Verlernt” and “Nyx.”

Writers in the Parlor: Fact and Fiction
Arts

Claire Messud, Jill Abramson, and Lorraine Adams Discuss Fact and Fiction

On Oct 24, Harvard’s English Department brought together three prominent writers on campus for “Fact or Fiction: Writing Journalism, Writing Literature.”

Glenn D. Lowry
Visual Arts

Glenn Lowry Discusses Contemporary Middle Eastern Art at Harvard Art Museums

On Oct. 25, Glenn Lowry, GSAS ’76, director of the New York Museum of Modern Art, came to the Harvard Art Museums to deliver the annual Henri Zerner lecture, entitled “In Between Places: Making Contemporary Art in the Middle East.”

EXposed
Arts

“Expressions: EXposed”: Dancing Up A Party

Throughout the night, the dancers deliberately interacted with the audience and successfully used the music to portray emotion and keep pace.

David Sedaris
Arts

David Sedaris

David Sedaris

"Lots, Lots of Kaikai and Kiki," Takashi Murakami.
Arts

"Lots, Lots of Kaikai and Kiki," Takashi Murakami.

"Lots, Lots of Kaikai and Kiki," Takashi Murakami

Professor Richard Thomas, author of "Why Bob Dylan Matters."
Arts

Professor Richard Thomas, author of "Why Bob Dylan Matters."

Professor Richard Thomas, author of "Why Bob Dylan Matters."

David Sedaris
Arts

Me Talk Ugly One Day: David Sedaris Speaks at Symphony Hall

Alongside these moments of startled laughter, Sedaris hit some nervesーin a good and profound way. He talked about the stark difference between his past and present, causing a sense of nostalgia amongst the chuckles.

"Lots, Lots of Kaikai and Kiki," Takashi Murakami.
Visual Arts

Murakami Deftly Modernizes Japanese Art in MFA Exhibit

“Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston until April 1, is a unique look into Murakami’s work and inspiration.

Professor Richard Thomas, author of "Why Bob Dylan Matters."
Arts

Arts Spotlight: Professor Richard Thomas, Author of "Why Bob Dylan Matters"

Richard Thomas, George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard, is scheduled to release his new book, “Why Bob Dylan Matters,” on November 21.

Museums

HubWeek Symposium Encourages Looking Inwards

“The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces,” a symposium held at the Harvard Art Museums as part of Boston’s HubWeek, sought to examine the ways space reflects and even influences both art and the viewer.