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.
- May 2, Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony: Tracy K. Smith '94
- May 3, Jazz on the Plaza
- May 3, On Pointe: Transforming the Boston Ballet in Modern Times
- May 3, Look Up Allston! and Mural Unveiling
- May 4, Western Ave. Arts Walk
- May 4, Ice Cream Social and Sing-Along
- May 4, Exhibition Reception: The Bauhaus Studio
- May 5, The Covenant of Love: The Poetry, Music, and Spirituality of South Asian Muslim Cultures