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Jon Imber, an artist who taught a figure drawing course at Harvard for over 25 years, died last Thursday due to complications from ALS. He was 63.
Harvard’s residential housing system is currently in the midst of a massive overhaul––Quincy and Leverett have already undergone extensive renewal, and Dunster is slated to go under the knife next year. But this focus on modernization only tells part of the story. Each of Harvard’s twelve residential houses is home to artifacts that attest to its singular history.
Arts Blog examines the lasting values and influence of iconic cartoon episodes and attempts to contextualize them “in a modern lens.” This week, we examine the classic “Rock A Bye Bi-Valve”
The work produced by undergraduates who are awarded creative theses varies widely with regard to medium as well as subject matter. But these students are united by a belief that creative work is just as valid a way of demonstrating scholarly excellence as critical work.
Everyone knows Wes Anderson has a penchant for framing, but how should we define his style and place it in directorial history?
The exhibit focuses on color theory and abstraction, pairing intricate quilts in riotous colors with the works of 20th-century modernist painters. The result is a beautifully vibrant presentation that makes the art of quilting accessible, compelling, and even—dare we say it—cool.
Emami’s paintings are arresting, each depicting a prosthetic limb in stark relief against a pitch-black background.
The further away the critics and film historians of Arts Blog get from Housing Day, the more significance the videos seem to garner in our eyes. The residents of Lowell, Eliot, and Cabot all receive rave reviews for their evocations of master auteurs in the second installment of this Housing Video retrospective. Look out for Parts 3 and 4 over the weekend.
Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck was the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College in 1665. His portrait hangs in Annenberg Hall.
When David L. Evans began working in the Admissions Office in 1970, fifteen times more African-American undergraduates matriculated at Harvard than in the previous 334 years. He was awarded the FAS Administrative Prize in 2002. His portrait hangs in Lamont Library.
Harold Amos served as the first Medical School department chair beginning in 1968. His portrait hangs at the Harvard Medical School.
As a Professor of Indo-Muslim Culture at Harvard, Annemarie Schimmel was one of the earliest tenured female professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her portrait hangs in Eliot House.
Rulan C. Pian served as a professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Music from 1972-1992. She was the first minority House Master at Harvard. Her portrait hangs in Cabot House.