President Drew Faust and Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, are celebrating a $12.5 million fund to enhance the creative arts at Harvard, it was announced today. As part of the fund, Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson ’57 and Rupert H. Johnson Jr. contributed a $10 million gift on behalf of their family.
Rossi Lamont Walter Jr. ’14 graduates with a passion for dance, the history of science, and Jewish culture. He plans to help others see and develop their strengths.
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.
With a show on Broadway, artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown explains his craft.
The Office for the Arts’ 15,010-square-foot ceramics studio was dedicated on Wednesday, with Harvard President Drew Faust addressing a large crowd at the Allston facility.
Transgender actress Laverne Cox visited campus to discuss her breakout role on the acclaimed Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.”
Laverne Cox, who stars as Sophia Burset, the imprisoned African-American, transgender woman in the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” will discuss her life and career with Harvard students on Feb. 24 at Farkas Hall.
Lauren Greenfield ’87 spoke with a Harvard audience about her 25 years of experience as a photographer and filmmaker as part of the Office for the Arts’ “Harvard JAMS!” series. The sessions connect students and members of the Harvard community with alumni who have made a career in entertainment or the arts.
Can science and art join forces to conserve one of the world’s richest natural areas? UMass Boston biology professor Kamal Bawa and photographer Sandesh Kadur, a National Geographic emerging explorer, have joined forces to create a richly illustrated, scientifically accurate account of biodiversity in the Himalayas.
Club Passim remains a vital part of the Harvard Square scene, as well as a venue that has attracted Harvard students for decades.
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.
Artist and composer Wynton Marsalis returned to Sanders Theatre for his fourth lecture-performance at Harvard, an exploration of the strange alchemy of instinct, expertise, and empathy that jazz musicians need to “play and stay together.”
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.
The Broadway star Christine Ebersole shared her advice and some tricks of the trade with three undergraduates during a master class sponsored by Harvard’s Office for the Arts.
Wintersession and Winter Break offer many chances to try out a new skill or return to a passion.
Three local jazz figures came to Harvard to explore their passion for the music and its future as a singular American art form.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal celebrated its fifth year of programming and an expansion of its facility and its mission with a community event that featured performances by Harvard students and a lecture by faculty member Michael Sandel.
The Harvard Summer Pops Band celebrated its 40th anniversary with a performance in Sanders Theatre on July 26. They will perform at 3 p.m. July 29 at Boston’s Hatch Shell.
Senior Matt Aucoin immersed himself in Harvard’s rich worlds of poetry and music, with a degree in English, a passion for writing and composing, and a future destined for The New Yorker, or the conductor’s chair, or both.
The 20th anniversary of Harvard’s Arts First festival, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Office of Governing Boards, featured 100 music, dance, theater, and multimedia events in a dozen venues.
Artist David Michalek, creator of “Slow Dancing,” a temporary installation on the façade of Widener Library, discussed the evolution of his work during a talk at Boylston Hall.
Harvard’s Arts First festival is celebrating its 20th year with poetry, performance, and a stunning public art display.
Across campus, students participated in a series of arts intensives during January’s Wintersession that let them tap their creative talents.
As winter break approaches, College officials strongly encourage students to spend time away from campus and to reconnect with friends and family. But those hungry for something to do can return on Jan. 13 for Wintersession 2012, 10 days of innovative programming for students interested in exploring a creative passion, developing a new skill, or delving into an extracurricular or career interest.
Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Agnes Nixon will visit Harvard on Dec. 6 as the Harvard Foundation’s artist-in-residence.
As part of the Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Learning From Performers program, piano virtuoso Lang Lang gave a master class to three lucky Harvard undergraduates at Sanders Theatre.
With an annual program administered by the Office for the Arts, Harvard undergraduates explore extraordinary opportunities for growth in their fields.
Since 2009, three of Harvard’s main arts positions have changed hands. The fresh leaders of the music, dance, and choral spheres represent an important new direction for the arts.
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.
The arrival of the first components of the new Fisk Opus 139 organ for the Memorial Church was welcomed with song on June 20.
The University gets ready to celebrate its classic values, as well as its recent innovative momentum in the sciences, public service, diversity, internationalism, and the arts. Oct. 14 will be the launch of the official 375th anniversary.
Documentary photographer Susan Meiselas, Ed.M. ’71, receives the 2011 Harvard Arts Medal as part of the annual Arts First Festival.
Harvard graduate and award-winning producer Carlton Cuse ’81 returned to campus to offer students a look behind the scenes at his TV show “Lost” and insight into his creative process.
In four days of festivities, Harvard celebrates four decades of dedication to a great American musical form.
Students stepped outside their comfort zones and explored their creative sides as part of a new range of programs offered during winter break.
Harvard grad Roland Tec, a filmmaker, writer, director, producer, and Harvard graduate, explored the inner workings of his craft during a January arts intensive.
The Ceramics Program of Harvard’s Office for the Arts will present its annual holiday show and sale Dec. 9-12 at 219 Western Ave. in Allston.
Artistic director offers students insights and technical tips on the graceful yet grueling craft of ballet during master class.
Artist, writer, and scholar Catherine Lord ’71 receives annual Harvard Arts Medal.
The annual Arts First Festival (April 29 to May 2) will take over the sidewalks of Harvard Square and 43 venues across campus, with hundreds of student performers and arts opportunities.
After more than three decades as the head of Harvard’s choral program, Jim Marvin prepares to say farewell. In tribute to Marvin, more than 400 alumni from the choirs will return to campus this weekend (April 30 to May 2) to celebrate his long career with a series of receptions and group sings, and a special tribute concert at Sanders Theatre.
The relocation of the Silk Road Project to Harvard space in Allston is just the latest indicator that the University is expanding its commitment to the arts as a pivotal source of creativity.
Opera luminary Renée Fleming offered her guidance and singing expertise to a group of Harvard students at Harvard’s Paine Hall as part of the Office for the Arts’ annual Learning From Performers series.
Harvard hosts one-day symposium on bluegrass music, past and present on Saturday (Feb. 6).
Kicking off the Arts First festivities, visual artist, writer, and curator Catherine Lord ’70 will receive the 2010 Harvard Arts Medal.
Harvard’s student artists, in collaboration with the OfA, pull together to produce a two-hour benefit on Feb. 12 in Sanders Theatre.
A new collaboration among the A.R.T. Institute, Harvard’s Office for the Arts, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club offers students an intense, three-week immersion program involving graduate-level training in the dramatic arts.
The Harvard Ceramics Program turns 40 this year and says goodbye to its longtime director Nancy Selvage.
While Harvard the institution is picking up the pace on supporting the arts, Harvard the students — as ever — are busy making the arts their “irreplaceable instruments of knowledge.”
Composer, baritone saxophonist, and activist Fred Ho ’79 will be honored by Harvard University as the fall 2009 recipient of the Harvard Arts Medal on Nov. 13. He will perform in a tribute concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands on Nov. 14.