Kandis Williams is a visual artist whose practice spans collage, sculpture, film, performance, writing, publishing, and curating. She explores and deconstructs critical theory around race, nationalism, authority, and eroticism. Her work examines the body as a site of experience while drawing upon her background in dramaturgy to envision spaces that accommodate the varied biopolitical economies, which inform how form and movement might be read.
Note: Masks are strongly encouraged for all audience members.
Join us for the premiere screening of Community Art Center’s 25th Annual Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Film Festival, the longest-running youth film festival in the country. Come early for a musical performance by Lisa Bello and snacks in the Calderwood Courtyard. A panel discussion with the teen filmmakers will follow the screening.
Initiation – In Love Solidarity is a choreographic narrative exploring the embodiment of the Middle Passage, and the resilience and evolving identities of women in the African diaspora. A film component of the work was created at historic sites in New England related to the transatlantic slave trade and emancipation. The imagery of the cowrie shell is present throughout, chosen as an emblem of the transformative identity of the Black female body.
Immerse yourself in the deep beauty of trees in this story and music journey through the Arboretum. Led by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, this unfolding performance of ancient tales and songs from cultures around the world takes place in a variety of groves—birch, cherry, and evergreen—at some of the Arboretum’s loveliest spots.
This event is free, but registration is required and limited. Not designed for children under 12, and dogs are not allowed. COVID guidelines will be followed.
The HKS Women in Power Conference team invite you for a discussion and live performance with musician Madame Gandhi (HBS '15).
Madame Gandhi is an artist and activist whose mission is to celebrate gender liberation. She has toured drumming for M.I.A, Thievery Corporation and most recently Oprah Winfrey on her 2020 Vision Stadium Tour with morning dance party Daybreaker. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has been listed as Forbes Music 30 Under 30 and is a 2020 TED Fellow. Her uplifting music and mathy beats...
The Office for the Arts offers a daily dose of artistic inspiration for anyone looking to find a moment of beauty, comfort and connection. Alumni, faculty, staff, and visiting artists are sending in short videos showcasing their music, poetry, dance, and more. New videos are posted every weekday around 1:00pm.
From an exploration of musical memories to a work that draws from the intricate patterns of stuttered speech, excerpts of four new works for solo flute will be presented in a lecture-performance format featuring four flute students of Professor Claire Chase: Jessica Shand, Mai Nguyen, Jennifer Wang and Taiga Ultan. Chase and guest composer Liza Lim will moderate a discussion with...
Join the Harvard ArtLab, Harvard’s new laboratory for art and research, for an opening celebration on September 21! Allston-based tap dance company Subject: Matter will kick off the celebration with a performance beginning promptly at 10:00am accompanied by a live jazz band. Visitors can have their portrait taken by Boston-based photographer OJ Slaughter and experience the ArtLab’s sound studio and A*, the multi-channel art installation by Harvard Film Study Center Fellow Andy Graydon.
Each ARTS FIRST festival is unique, but every year combines the exuberance of Harvard students, faculty and affiliates who are passionate about the many art forms presented in four rousing days of performances, exhibitions and community.
Enjoy free, family-friendly performances, dance styles from around the world, public art walks, hands-on artmaking, and much more! We look forward to celebrating the artists of Harvard community with you during ARTS FIRST on May 2–5, 2019.
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus School of Design, the Harvard Graduate School of Design will host a night of screenings and performances that explore new bodily and spatial interfaces, including a movement-based performance by students developed in collaboration with a course taught by Krzysztof Wodiczko and Ani Liu.
Three-time Grammy nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for a cross-disciplinary program that examines the power of gravity and space through a musical lens. Join A Far Cry for an open rehearsal and discussion, in which the ensemble will preview their upcoming concert, Gravity at Jordan Hall, provide a window into their uniquely democratic rehearsal process, and explore the science behind music and the sounds of the universe with MIT theoretical particle physicist and gravitational-wave expert Jesse Thaler.
The Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for an open rehearsal and discussion featuring violinist and former instructor Pamela Frank. Sections of A Far Cry’s upcoming concert Legacy will be previewed followed by a discussion of the piece’s mission to...
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
In this performance and discussion, “The Suffragists” captures the power and passion of American women’s fight for the vote through song. Created by the acclaimed singer-songwriter Shaina Taub, the musical tells the story of the last decade of the struggle through the rivalry between Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul. Taub’s musical gives voice to these women in ways that powerfully resonate in today’s political landscape. The performance will be followed by a multidisciplinary panel discussion.