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This year, the Institute of Contemporary Arts inaugurated ICA Reads, a program that seeks to analyze the links between a related book and a current exhibition at the museum. Having received great enthusiasm from literary communities in Boston and Cambridge, the program hopes to engage visitors better with the arts.
Jennifer Bornstein's “Two Videos” is a synergistic piece of art that uses seemingly distinct videos to express Bornstein’s artistry and development.
Josefina Báez, a performance artist, instructs students of Spanish 126: “Performing Latinidad” in a spontaneous expressive performance in front of the John Harvard statue at noon on Thursday.
The Monroe C. Gutman Library Gallery exhibited cartoons made by Shreyas Navare, a fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and an Editorial Cartoonist at the Hindustan Times. The exhibited works comment on international politics and affairs.
Whatever it is that accounts for the particular allure of Van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin” at the Harvard Art Museums, there’s no denying that it is a hard painting to forget. But many visitors may not know is that the painting has a history with richness to match: a ruined friendship, a missing museum, a Nazi art auction. This is that story.
Nafis M. White, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, discusses her artwork on race relations and civil rights. She displayed two pieces at the 17th Annual Black Arts Festival.
Julian Plowden exhibits his photographs of the aftermath of the Michael Brown shootings at the Black Arts Festival kick off on Friday afternoon.
This year, Kuumba chose the theme “Reflections on Freedom” after considering other options such as joy, struggle, and love last spring, according to the chair of the festival.
Nandipha Mntambo, sculptor, photographer, and live performer, speaks about the inspirations in her artwork on Thursday evening in Carpenter Center. Presented as part of the Black History/Art History Lecture and Performance Series, Mntambo began the lecture with a seven-minute live performance surrounded by curved mirrors, which was entitled "The Flight."
An #ActionShot of you jumping into a snowbank will give you a pretty good shot of making onto Harvard's Campus Story
Alia Ali, a Yemeni-Bosnian photographer, talks about her approach to creating images during "Process: Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk" at Gutman Library on Friday evening.
The Parker Quartet performs during Project Lens, an initiative exploring the connections between classical music and social issues, at Paine Music Hall on Friday evening.
"Project LENS: The Myth of Modern Violence" sought to reconcile Pinker’s controversial notion with the popular opinion that classical music has gradually become more harsh, dissonant, and violent over time.