Arts Front Feature


Why Artists Care About Ukraine

Putin’s unprovoked and inhumane attack relies on destroying a future world where Ukrainian artists can exist — and that is precisely why the current generation of musicians, poets, and artists from all over the world have stood up in support of Ukraine.


Inside the Fight to #SaveOurStages: Independent Venues Struggle to Survive the Pandemic Year

Over the past year, independent venues have faced unique challenges in surviving the pandemic. The venues that have survived are hanging by a thread, held on the other end by the support of their communities and the tenacity of their owners.


Figures and Forms

In our fourth annual themed spring supplement, The Crimson's Arts Board examines fashion as an art form. In our coverage, Arts staff writers interviewed local and student designers, reported on Boston-Cambridge retailers, and contributed to ongoing national conversations about the evolving role of fashion today.


Serving Facets: Drag at Harvard

Harvard students have long grappled with creating and finding affirming spaces on campus. For a growing contingent of student drag performers, drag — an art form that tackles definitions of expression, privilege, and identity — has emerged as a way of addressing this need.


'A Moving Target'

Safety shares an interesting relationship with art, a discipline which often values the unconventional and groundbreaking. Navigating this balance has been a key consideration at Harvard's VES department.


The Foundations and Dreams of the Technical Theater Scene

At Harvard, technical directors are few and far between. They build the sets for the dozens of plays produced on campus, often taking on long hours in the shop. While the work can be time-consuming, there are reasons for staying, and perhaps, changes to come.


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