The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is the home to the Art, Film, and Visual Studies department at Harvard University.
Harvard’s ArtLab Hosts Opening Celebration in Allston
The ArtLab, a center for artistic research and development located on Harvard’s Allston campus, hosted a kickoff celebration Saturday morning to mark the official opening of the facility.
Faculty to Discuss Concurrent Degree Program, VES Name Change
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will consider a proposal to allow students to concurrently pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree at its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Matt Saunders ’97 is an assistant professor of Visual and Environmental Studies.
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.
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.
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
Douglas Crimp reads a selection from his book “Before Pictures” at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts Wednesday evening.
Dru Donovan Photo
A photograph by Dru Donovan on display at the VES Visiting Faculty Exhibition
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘The Look of Silence’ Director Joshua Oppenheimer Discusses History, Politics
Oppenheimer’s new film follows the journey of Indonesian optician Adi Rukun as he confronts the men who killed his brother during the genocide.
VES Fall Open Studios
Adi Snir, a second-year graduate student in the Department of Music, cranks a lever that helps run his sculpture that is unofficially entitled “Concerto” on Tuesday night in the Carpenter Center. Snir presented his sculpture as part of the Fall Open Studios that were held by the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.
“It feels like you’re going to two shows,” said Harvard Art Museums Curatorial Assistant Jessica S. Hong about the simultaneous opening of two new exhibits on Thursday evening. Hong, left, and Madi L. Stine ’17 examine art during a new show in the third floor of the Carpenter Center.
The Humanities at Work
The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.
On Farkas Stage, Alumni and Faust Talk 'Whiplash'
At a panel introduced by University President Drew Faust, three College alumni discussed their work in creating "Whiplash," a film about a jazz student and his instructor.