While schools like Princeton and Yale had already had larger theater and dance programs running for years, Harvard's Theater, Dance, and Media concentration did not make its debut until Oct. 1, 2015. Through the efforts of faculty like TDM chair Martin Puchner and dance director Jill Johnson, Harvard's newest foray into the study of theater is only just starting to take the stage.
Harvard welcomed Anna Deavere Smith after her successful run at the American Repertory Theater with the one-woman show “Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education.” Presented by the Mahindra Humanities Center, the fifth Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts, entitled “Radical Hospitality,” drew a large crowd to Sanders Theatre on Wednesday evening.
On Oct. 4, renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas spoke about four of his current overseas design projects at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
At Harvard, participating in the arts often requires previous experience, an involved comp process, or a significant time commitment, but within the residential community, there exists lower-stress creative outlets for students. As administrators look to shift Harvard’s social life away from off-campus social organizations, art spaces in the houses serve as new centers for student engagement.
Jazz guitarist and composer John Scofield blended genres at the annual Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival.
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.