VES

Black Portraiture
Visual Arts

Black Portraiture

Dr. Barkley L. Hendricks, a pioneering artist in the genre of black portraiture and photography, talks about the intersection of class, race and art Tuesday afternoon at the Harvard Art Museum.

MissSandy
On Campus

In Focus: Harvard's Film Students

Earlier this month, the department of visual and environmental studies organized its semesterly student film screenings to showcase a series of short fictional, documentary, and animated films that are produced in Harvard’s film making/video making classes. The Crimson talked to several participants about their works and their experiences.

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.

Douglas Crimp at the Carpenter Center
College

Douglas Crimp at the Carpenter Center

Douglas Crimp reads a selection from his book “Before Pictures” at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts Wednesday evening.

Dru Donovan Photo
On Campus

Dru Donovan Photo

A photograph by Dru Donovan on display at the VES Visiting Faculty Exhibition

Dru Donovan Photo
On Campus

VES Visiting Faculty Exhibition Prompts Conversation

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.

Renee E. Zhan
VES

Thesis Spotlight: Renee E. Zhan '16

Perhaps that’s a takeaway of the film—not, as in most anthropomorphizing accounts, that animals can be just like us, but rather that we can be just like animals.

The VR Experience
Visual Arts

Harvard College Film Festival’s Blockbuster Year Heralds Growth

The HCFF has grown remarkably over its brief lifespan, and its explosive expansion underscores the organization’s potential to serve as a focal point and forum for discussion among film-makers and film aficionados alike.

Pop Up Bookstore
College

Inside the CCVA: Pop Goes the Book Store

Walking into the new Consumer Research Center/ itself feels like entering a different world—the pristine white gallery walls confer a sense of deep importance on the spare but carefully curated display of books.

FAS

VES Would House Doctoral Program With Proposed Merger

The undergraduate-only Department of Visual and Environmental Studies could formally house its own graduate program for the first time in 50 years, should the Faculty of Arts and Sciences approve a proposed merger between VES and the Standing Committee on the Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies.

The Look of Silence Screening
On Campus

‘The Look of Silence’ Director Joshua Oppenheimer Discusses History, Politics

Oppenheimer’s new film follows the journey of Indonesian optician Adi Rukun as he confronts the men who killed his brother during the genocide.

VES Fall Open Studios
On Campus

VES Fall Open Studios

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.

Dehlia Umunna at HLS Solidarity Rally
College

Photos of the Day (12/08/15)

Double Exposure
On Campus

Double Exposure

“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.

On the Field
Football

Photos of the Day (10/30/2015)