Arts & Culture

Spanning museum exhibitions to live performances and hands-on art-making activities, Harvard regularly brings arts and culture opportunities—from across the country and around the world—to its neighbors in Boston, Cambridge and across Massachusetts.

Upcoming Events

2019 Jul 16

Berklee Summer in the City Series

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 17 2019 except Tue Aug 27 2019.
12:00pm to 1:00pm


Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

Stop by the Farmers' Market at Harvard every Tuesday between 12:00pm-1:00pm to hear live musical performances from students of the Berklee College of Music. Presenting music across a broad range of styles and genres with different artists each week, this series is free and open to all!

Artist Lineup:
June 11 - Mar Fayos
June 18 - The Sun Sets in the East
June 25 - Georgia Parker
July 2 - Havins...

Read more about Berklee Summer in the City Series
2019 Jul 17

Clay—Modeling African Design

Repeats every day until Sun Nov 14 2021 .
(All day)


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. A selection of more than 50 works on loan from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, including those by newly discovered Nigerian artist Alice Osayewe, are shown alongside...

Read more about Clay—Modeling African Design
More Events

Tef Poe: artist, activist, and fellow

In this episode, Tef Poe, a hip-hop artist and activist from St. Louis and a 2017–2018 Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, is interviewed. Tef Poe talks about the relationship between activism and music, making music at this moment in history, and about his work at the Charles Warren Center at Harvard, where he was a 2016–2017 American Democracy Project Fellow. The podcast also features his live show at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston, which included music off his latest album, “Black Julian,” as well as a song from the St. Louis group The Knuckles.

Read about Tef Poe's Allston show in the Harvard Gazette.