Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston
More than 50 artists from the Ceramics Program present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work in this annual exhibition. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year.
Gallery 224, the Ceramics Program’s dedicated exhibition space, will showcase sculptural works created by artists in the program. New this year, wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations by exhibiting artists provide opportunities for the visitors to view the techniques and skills...
Artists! Interested in applying to Creative City Boston? Come to an information session to learn more about the program and new application process.
Creative City Boston Artist Grants provide project-specific funding to artists to create work that sparks public imagination, inspires community members to share in civic experience, and seizes opportunities to creatively engage important conversations taking place in Boston’s communities.
Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge
Harvard Professor Ali Asani ’77; Pakistani pop star and author Ali Sethi ’06; and Grammy-winning producer Noah Georgeson will share the poetic consciousness of legendary South Asian mystic poets through music and conversation. Central to the performance are the transformative powers of love, the primordial link that connects the divine to all of creation.
Join these thought leaders and artists as they invite audiences to understand the human and the divine through the all-encompassing lens of love.
Crossings Gallery, Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston
In connection with the centennial celebrations of the Bauhaus, one of the most influential schools of art, architecture, and design of the early 20th century, a two-part exhibition, The Bauhaus Studio, highlights the legacy of the Bauhaus today through artistic responses by Harvard students.
Primary Materials at the Harvard Ed Portal features single-material investigations that reactivate exercises pioneered within the Bauhaus’s Vorkurs (Preliminary Course). Secondary Sources at the ArtLab brings together research-based artworks developed...
Join a Western Ave. Arts Walk during ARTS FIRST to learn about Allston’s public art! Pieces include both permanent and temporary works of art on view at the Harvard Ed Portal and Harvard Business School, as well as works affiliated with Zone 3.
Student-guided walking tours are ongoing (departs every hour) and take one hour. Advance registration is preferred. Comfortable shoes recommended.
Science Center Plaza Tent, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
Harvard Jazz Bands will take the stage with Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist Yosvany Terry, Senior Lecturer on Music and director of Harvard Jazz Bands, and Mark Olson, director of the Harvard Wind Ensemble and Harvard University Band. Saxophonist and composer Don Braden '85, lauded by the New York Times as “brilliant and assured,” is the guest artist.
Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Kresge Way, Boston
How has the Boston Ballet transformed itself from a regional company into one of the world’s leading ballet companies recognized for its global reach, ability to adapt in digital times, and breadth of genres from classical to contemporary?
Join us for a panel discussion to peek behind the curtain with the masterminds behind stage to gain insights into what it takes to lead an arts organization in a rapidly changing world.
Join a celebration of poet and U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith ’94, the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal recipient, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow.
The ceremony will include a short presentation by poet and Harvard professor Jorie Graham, and a conversation between Smith and Boston-based journalist and speaker Callie Crossley—as well as poetry students at Harvard.
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.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Caspian: The Elements is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores the deep links between the peoples of the...
Join the Harvard Dance Center for an evening of new experiments with the methods of three visionary artists who have expanded the meaning of choreographic practice—and still do. See Harvard students perform and engage with work that spans 90 years of dance history. Evocative, idiosyncratic, distinctive, and infinitely expressive, each of the these works provides dancers and audiences alike the opportunity to encounter dance history and participate in it.
For five years British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews traveled through the countries surrounding the Caspian Sea: Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Russia, and Iran. In images that range from stark and elemental to lush and mysterious, she recorded the vastly diverse peoples, politics, and geography of Central Asia, centering always on the great inland sea.
In this conversation with Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, Dewe Mathews will discuss her project and new book, Caspian: The Elements (2018, Aperture and...
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, and Sanders Theatre
“Vision and Justice” is a two-day creative convening that will consider the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice, with a particular focus on the African-American experience.
The program incorporates a range of dynamic speakers and events, including performances by Carrie Mae Weems and Wynton Marsalis, a screening of a film by Ava DuVernay and Bradford Young, and two exhibitions of work by Gordon Parks and Willie Cole. Additional speakers include Anna Deavere Smith, Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz), Claudia Rankine, and the program will conclude with...
Applications are now being accepted for the Harvard Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund. Applications are encouraged from public entities and non-profits interested in implementing projects on public property in conjunction with public agencies.
The Harvard Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund supports projects that enhance the public realm and for which public sources of financing may be unavailable or inadequate. Projects may include improvements in public parks and open space, neighborhood beautification, streetscape improvements, public safety projects, and public art,...
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.