Harvard neurologist Howard Weiner is winning praise as a film director for his feature “The Last Poker Game.”
The composer for “La La Land” met his Hollywood collaborator, Damien Chazelle, and charted his musical path while at Harvard.
Actor Matt Damon, former Harvard College student and winner of the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal, talks of his time on campus, his lifelong desire to be an actor, and how a College playwriting course assignment later turned into the Academy Award-winning screenplay for "Good Will Hunting."
As Harvard’s Theater, Dance & Media specialty turns 2 this spring, it graduates its first concentrators.
Three documentary filmmakers up for an Academy Award this Sunday all have ties to Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, a longstanding, multidisciplinary program with a strong commitment to nonfiction film.
In visit to Harvard, Ken Burns previews part of his film designed to "unpack" the Vietnam War.
Harvard’s new director of the OFA Dance Program, Jill Johnson, brings a love of movement and a boundless curiosity to the post and a desire to connect her disciplines to a range of academic pursuits.
Damian Woetzel was honored with the Harvard Arts Medal in a ceremony Thursday at Farkas Hall.
Graduate student La’Toya Princess Jackson ’19 presents her original ballet, “Vanity Lane,” during DanceFest at Arts First.
Performed entirely in silence, the modern dance piece "Catalogue (First Edition)" perfectly complemented the library and museum stages where noise is kept to a minimum.
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A photo gallery examines the Harvard Theatre Collection , which was founded in 1901, making it one of the oldest collections of its kind in the world.
For the past three years, a Harvard College junior has employed statistics and percentages to predict many winners at the Academy Awards.
“If you wouldn’t tell Stalin, don’t tell anyone else!” In the early years of the Cold War, a billboard near an atomic bomb testing site in New Mexico urged passersby to keep research developments close to the vest. Secrecy was of the utmost importance in that era — and not just in scientific circles — as Americans nervously watched the Soviet Union expand its influence throughout the East.
In the current political climate, using humor as a legitimate form of discourse is on par with scholarly essays and newspaper op-eds.
“Art is a coalescing, unifying force,” says Christine Dakin, addressing the students gathered for her weekly seminar at the Harvard Dance Center. A glance around the room confirms her statement — Dakin’s students represent a cross-section of Harvard that could not be more diverse. They are performance artists, neurobiologists, and economists. They come from several of Harvard’s Schools. They range in age, dance experience, and academic background. But all are bound together by a single work of art — Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” the famed ballet that has captivated and confounded listeners since it first premiered in 1913.
Harvard Medical School’s Jonathan Beckwith has used his course “Social Issues in Biology” to teach students about the societal implications of science, and now he is collaborating with a Harvard alum Calla Videt to bring his message to the stage.
For the holiday season, the American Repertory Theater is staging “The Light Princess” by George MacDonald, the offbeat story of a girl who, unlike in other fairy tales, saves the prince.
Terence Davies, director of the new Emily Dickinson biopic "A Quiet Passion" talks with The Gazette about his challenges in making movies, his artistic kinship with Dickinson, and what drew him to her deeply internal, isolated life.
“Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women,” now at the A.R.T., is drawn from more than 75 interviews conducted by writer-producer Paul Lucas.
Diane Paulus honors Harvard’s legacy of artists with an evening of entertainment.
“Breaking Boundaries: Arts, Creativity and the Harvard Curriculum” was featured at Arts @ 29 Garden, which is an interdisciplinary space where Harvard faculty, students, and visiting artists come together to make art that enhances, embodies, and re-imagines learning.
Harvard’s Office for the Arts Director Jack Megan isn’t just a supporter of artistic talent, he’s a talented artist himself. Megan and his brother Tom co-wrote the musical “The Kid Who Would Be Pope,” which won the Richard Rodgers Award for emerging theatrical talent and is having a stage reading off-Broadway.
A comprehensive collection of material at Houghton Library shines a light on the life and work of Tennessee Williams.
In a question-and-answer interview, New York Times film critic and Harvard alumnus A.O. Scott explains his craft, and how he came to it.
Diane Quinn has been named executive director of the American Repertory Theater, Harvard University and the Board of Trustees of the A.R.T. announced on Nov. 9.
Actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal returned to Harvard to revisit the scene of their iconic movie "Love Story."
College seniors opt to have fun, be themselves, and leave comfort zones through their participation in the Expressions Dance Company.
Lighting designer Jen Schriever talks about her vision for the A.R.T.’s adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel “Fingersmith.”
"Arrabal," a new American Repertory Theater show with a book by Harvard graduate John Weidman explores the brutal years of Argentina’s military dictatorship through tango and music.
The Bok Center Players specialize in thought-provoking theater examining race, gender, and identity.
There was no debating the glamour of the Harvard Foundation’s black-tie, red-carpet premiere of “The Great Debaters,” starring and directed by Denzel Washington, at the Harvard Film Archive at the Carpenter Center. Close to 200 students, faculty, and staff attended the Dec. 18 premiere, which was followed by a lively question-and-answer session with Washington and his wife, Pauletta, a Juilliard-trained pianist and vocalist.
As a liberal arts college, Harvard doesn’t train its students for jobs in Hollywood. But student clubs, a liaison network, and individual drive prompt some toward entertainment careers, a fact reflected in this year’s Oscar nominees.
A Cambodian filmmaker, now a Scholar at Risk at Harvard, looks back at “Enemies of the People,” his documentary on Cambodia’s killing fields of 1975-79.
Film critic A.O. Scott spoke with the Gazette about the current crop of Oscar contenders, and Hollywood’s trends.
The Harvard South Asian Association’s annual arts showcase, called Ghungroo, is a complex coordinated production that draws hundreds of student performers and delighted classmates in the audience.
Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles is returning to her musical-theater roots as the composer of “Waitress,” which opens at the American Repertory Theater this weekend.
Peter Galison and Robb Moss’ documentary “Containment” is an unflinching look at the challenges of nuclear waste disposal.
Conan O’Brien spoke with President Drew Faust about how his humanities education made him one of TV’s most successful comedians.
A large-scale, audio-video installation uses the Fukushima nuclear disaster as a starting point to examine the fragility of humanity. “Ah humanity!” was created by Harvard artists Ernst Karel, Véréna Paravel, and Lucien Castaing-Taylor.
An exhibit at Houghton Library marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death includes artifacts that recognize the acting and activism of black Shakespearean actors.
Magdalene “Maggie” Zier turned her senior thesis about anti-lynching plays into a live performance at Harvard Law School.
Students will premiere “Calamus” at the Leverett Library Theater on Friday, with shows continuing through the weekend.
New research by Derek Miller, an assistant professor of English, highlights the starring role of “decidedly average” in the history of art.
Viola Davis was honored by the Harvard Foundation as Artist of the Year during the 32nd annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.
Filmmaker Oliver Stone tells a Kennedy School audience how he came to make a film about the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Actor Alec Mapa’s most recent project, “Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy” will be shown on Sept. 14 at 114 Mt. Auburn St. as part of Harvard’s LGBTQ Film Series.
The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OfA) and the Council on the Arts at Harvard, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, have announced the winners of the annual undergraduate arts prizes presented in recognition of outstanding accomplishment in the arts for the 2006-07 academic year.
Across campus, students participated in a series of arts intensives during January’s Wintersession that let them tap their creative talents.
Actors Matt Damon and John Lithgow met at Sanders Theatre on Thursday for a spirited conversation that kicked off Harvard’s annual Arts First celebration.
To mark the 100th birthday of screen legend Burt Lancaster, the Harvard Film archive launches a retrospective that samples his decades of great movies.