Adi Snir, a second-year graduate student in the Department of Music, cranks a lever that helps run his sculpture that is unofficially entitled “Concerto” on Tuesday night in the Carpenter Center. Snir presented his sculpture as part of the Fall Open Studios that were held by the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.
“It feels like you’re going to two shows,” said Harvard Art Museums Curatorial Assistant Jessica S. Hong about the simultaneous opening of two new exhibits on Thursday evening. Hong, left, and Madi L. Stine ’17 examine art during a new show in the third floor of the Carpenter Center.
The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.
At a panel introduced by University President Drew Faust, three College alumni discussed their work in creating "Whiplash," a film about a jazz student and his instructor.
Chair of the Committee on Dramatics Prof. Martin Puchner, left, and graduate students Tarryn Li-min Chun, center, and Elizabeth M. Phillips, right, attended an open forum on the future of theater at Harvard in April.
Carpenter Center Director James Voorhies introduces "Staging Ground for the Visual Arts: A Conversation with Martin Beck and Liz Lerman" on Thursday night. The discussion included renowned artist Beck and choreographer Lerman, who drew from their personal artistic experiences both in and out of the Carpenter Center to discuss the role of the arts in exhibition and education at Harvard.
Visual and Environmental Studies Concentrator Samuel H. Rashba ’15 works on his senior thesis in a VES studio on Wednesday. His thesis is an installation based on the novel “The Shadow of the Wind."
Professor John R. Stilgoe wants his students to notice—to be able to process and interpret visual information by opening themselves up to the subject. What it comes down to is looking.
Now that everyone has frolicked sufficiently, snow days have become a time for learned contemplation. FM considers how students of various concentrations can best use their time off.
Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies is home to some of the most creative minds in film, fine arts, and environmental studies. FM caught up with two VES faculty members—Dan J. Rowe, a teaching assistant, and Ruth S. Lingford, director of undergraduate studies in the department—to hear about their favorite films.