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.
Feb. 7, 2019 • ~14 min
Tags: arts-humanities harvard-graduate-school-of-design harvard-art-museums colleen-walsh harvard-law-school walter-gropius
A guide to the arts in the Boston area for the chilly (and the warmer) months ahead.
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
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.
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
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 […]
Oct. 17, 2018 • ~5 min
Tags: arts-humanities harvard-art-museums harvard-semitic-museum the-ten-commandments cecil-b-demille peter-der-manuelian
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.
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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