Campus Arts

Boston Flower and Garden Show

Boston Flower and Garden Show Offers Hope for Spring

Immediately beyond the abundant, multi-colored floral arrangements guarding the venue’s entrance, an entire path of award-winning landscape gardens greeted attendees.

Cultural Rhythms

Annual Cultural Rhythms Show Inspires and Reclaims Space

The 2019 Cultural Rhythms show's theme was “Reclamation,” and the radical act of reclaiming space on Harvard’s campus recurred as a motif.

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A Conversation on Literature, Love, and Loneliness with Hilton Als

Critic Hilton Als and novelist Claire Messud talked cultural monoliths, a Barbadian family heritage, and the gravity of the human condition on March 4.


Black Arts Festival 2019 Roundup

From March 3 to March 8, the Kuumba Singers' Black Arts Festival held events from panel talks to writing workshops to film screenings.


Black Arts Festival 2019: Winter Tangerine Magazine Leads Workshop on Race and Writing

The session included a world-building exercise, reflections on the writing process, a reading of a Lucille Clifton poem, and a group of student writers gathered together to participate.


Black Arts Festival 2019: Drag Queens Talk Race and Sexuality in 'Drag as a Black Imaginary Space'

In addition to exploring themes of fashion and identity, panelists also examined the ways that gentrification has restricted Boston’s queer community.


Black Arts Festival 2019: ‘Sing it, Sister!’ Open Mic Features Poetry, Song

Chatter rose in anticipation for “Sing it, Sister!” — an open mic that was part of the Black Arts Festival (BAF) — to start.


Black Arts Festival 2019: Experimental Film and Community Shine at Black Filmmakers Screening

“From the Mind’s Eye” — a black filmmakers screening offered by Kuumba’s Black Arts Festival — brought experimental films and community discourse to the Leverett Library Theater.


Black Arts Festival 2019: Professor and Photographer Talk Intersection of Vision and Justice

Throughout the night, Lewis and Mitchell traded off between discussions of the photography industry and the representation of race in fashion.

Isabella Boylston

Isabella Boylston on Ballet, Business, and Being Yourself

Isabella Boylston, an icon of American classical ballet, came to Harvard's Office of Career Services on Feb. 25.

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Poetry Meets Dance in ‘the body as a lasting thing’

Over the course of 'the body as a lasting thing,' the show's poetry and choreography combined to explore themes of what the event description called “physicality, anatomy, and dance.”

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‘Stand Up Science’: Steven Pinker Doesn’t Tell Jokes

Do science and comedy go together? Comedian Shane Mauss seems to think so, as did the crowd who packed the house to see Mauss’s touring comedy show "Stand Up Science."

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On Campus

MFA’s ‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ Asks a Radical Question: What Inspired Her?

“Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular” is not just another homage to her storied life and iconography, but rather a much needed and deserved look into her inspirations — namely, Mexican folk art, or “arte popular.”

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‘Botticelli Heroines + Heroes’ Explores the Nature Between Art and Violence

It is astounding that with their warm, bright colors and delicate gold glints, Sandro Botticelli’s iconic paintings are about violence, trauma, and sexual assault.

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On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Porsha Olayiwola

The Harvard Crimson spoke with Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola about the importance of giving frequently silenced voices a chance to speak their truth.