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

A seasonal guide to the arts in the Boston area

A guide to the arts in the Boston area for the chilly (and the warmer) months ahead.

Brett Milano • harvard
Jan. 22, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  liz-magor  once  a-dolls-house  american-repertory-theater  arts  bauhaus-and-harvard  bob-mould  brett-milano  fleetwood-mac  frida-kahlo  galactic  graham-parker  harvard-art-museums  hot-stove-cool-music  part-2  robyn  rolling-stones  small-mouth-sounds  spamilton-an-american-parody  steve-earle

Carpenter Center show reflects racial disparities that helped fuel James Baldwin’s writing

Now through Dec. 30 at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, a series of photos shines a light on the America that author and social critic James Baldwin was responding to with his words. “Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America” tracks the social unrest that drove his writing and reflect turbulent times past and present.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 26, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  james-baldwin  teresita-fernandez  harvard-art-museums  nothing-personal  time-is-now-photography-and-social-change-in-james-baldwins-america  ben-shahn  dawoud-bey  diane-arbus  harvards-carpenter-center-for-visual-arts  john-simmons  makeda-best  marion-post-wolcott  richard-avedon

Harvard Egyptologist leads discussion on search for California sphinx

At what other event would you hear, “This time there would be no Jell-O?” mused Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian last Wednesday at the Harvard Art Museums. It sounded like a line straight from the wildly popular Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series, but the actual setting was a discussion and screening of a motion picture […]

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Oct. 17, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  harvard-art-museums  harvard-semitic-museum  the-ten-commandments  cecil-b-demille  peter-der-manuelian

‘Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World’ a showcase for intoxicating art

Nearly 60 examples of animal-shaped drinking objects make up “Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings,” a new Harvard Art Museums exhibit that celebrates artistry and the exchange of ideas across cultures and centuries.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Sept. 24, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  harvard-art-museums  john-f-kennedy-library  susanne-ebbinghaus  the-british-museum  the-louvre  the-museum-of-fine-arts

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