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VES

VES Senior Thesis Exhibit
VES

VES Senior Thesis Exhibit

The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies is holding a senior thesis exhibition in Carpenter Center from April 27th to May 24th.

Matt Saunders'97
College

Matt Saunders'97

Matt Saunders ’97 is an assistant professor of Visual and Environmental Studies.

Band Saw in the Carpenter Center
Visual Arts

Band Saw in the Carpenter Center

A band saw in the Carpenter Center’s wood shop. On the other side of the machine is a paper with safety rules.

Carpenter Center Wood Shop
On Campus

Carpenter Center Wood Shop

Behind the scenes of the Carpenter Center's wood shop.

The Tools of an Artist
College

The Tools of an Artist

Paintbrushes drying in the Carpenter Center.

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.

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