Kristen Roupenian, author of ‘Cat Person,’ writes about what scares you

Propelled by her viral short story, Harvard alumna Kristen Roupenian publishes her first collection, visits Cambridge.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Feb. 25, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  phd  fas  arts-humanities  cat-person  you-know-you-want-this  english  fiction  glenda-carpio  gsas  harvard-alumna-kristen-roupenian-publishes-her-first-collection  kristen-roupenian  marc-shell  short-stories  visits-cambridge  writing

In Allston, Harvard’s ArtLab takes shape

The innovation center called the ArtLab, a 9,000-square-foot multiuse space designed to host collaborations, gatherings, film screenings, dance rehearsals, and more, will formally open next fall in Allston, but will be active before then.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Feb. 25, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  harvard  arts-humanities  allston  artlab  barkow-leibinger  barrys-corner  claire-chase  innovation-labs  lori-gross  sasaki-associates

‘Endlings’ playwright talks connection, heritage

The A.R.T.’s “Endlings” features characters whose lives are completely foreign from, yet connected to, playwright Celine Song.

Clea Simon • harvard
Feb. 25, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  american-repertory-theater  art  clea-simon  endlings  canada  celine-song  haenyeos  korea  man-jae  sea-women

Smith Campus Center exhibit pictures Harvard — and America

The first exhibit of the Arts Wing in the Smith Campus Center conveys what Harvard and the larger American community is and can be in terms of its makeup.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 22, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  autumn-nothing-personal  alexis-elliot  james-baldwin  juan-siliezar  khabeer-m-sultan  lauren-tucker  lori-e-gross  smith-campus-center  teresita-fernandez

Arboretum helps design students focus on ‘plant blindness’

A course at the Graduate School of Design takes students from the classroom into Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, where plants come to life for these landscape architects.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Feb. 19, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  climate  arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university  arts-humanities  field-methods-and-living-collections  plant-blindness  deborah-blackwell  ecology  environments-sustainability  harvard-graduate-school-of-design  landscape-design  masters-in-design  rosetta-s-elkin  william-friedman

Harvard exhibit ‘Liz Magor: Blowout’ explores discarded objects

On view at the Carpenter Center, “Liz Magor: Blowout” explores the meaning of objects we’ve discarded.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 15, 2019 ~1 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  blowout  carpenter-center  liz-magor

Harvard senior launches Latinx literary magazine

Ruben Reyes Jr.’s path as a writer led him to found Palabritas, a Latinx literary magazine that provides a supportive space for new and experienced writers

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  juan-siliezar  harvard-college  latina  latino  latinx  literary-magazine  palabritas  ruben-reyes-jr

Bauhaus exhibit showcases influential art movement as it celebrates centennial

Walter Gropius, who would become a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, founded the Bauhaus movement in Germany and ensured that much of its output would have a final home at the University. An exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums features that material.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 7, 2019 ~14 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  harvard-graduate-school-of-design  harvard-art-museums  colleen-walsh  harvard-law-school  walter-gropius

Passion and teamwork at the heart of Harvard’s student run opera

The work behind “Cendrillon,” Harvard College Opera’s latest production, shows the passion that makes the undergraduate-run company a unique outlet for students interested in the arts.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 30, 2019 ~9 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  juan-siliezar  harvard-college  cendrillon  cinderella  agassiz-theatre  benjamin-p-wenzelberg  harvard-college-opera  jessica-shand  jonathan-castillo  jules-massenet  madeleine-snow  ruva-chigwedere  samuel-rosner  serena-chen

Nell Scovell ’82 schools Harvard students in joke writing

Nell Scovell ’82 schools Harvard students in the art and science of joke writing.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Jan. 24, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  fas  arts-humanities  writing  just-the-funny-parts  metoo  comedy  jack-megan  jill-radsken  jokes  nell-scovell  ofa  office-for-the-arts  sexual-assault  sexual-harassment  wintersession

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