Visual Arts

Bizarre Animals: A Subversive, Multi-Sensory Success

April 13, 2010

From Annenberg to Mass hall, Harvard is certainly not opposed to utilizing some of its historical spaces in peculiar ways. Bizarre Animals, “An Evening of Contemporary Art Interventions at the Harvard Museum of Natural History,” provided the community a chance to engage in this unorthodox practice, inevitably resulting in an unexpected and subversive revision of...

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Andrea Fraser: Boxed Set

March 12, 2010

Andrea Fraser’s series of five filmed performance pieces from 1989 to 2001, Museum Highlights, May I Help You?, Welcome to the Wadsworth, Inaugural Speech, and Official Welcome, draw together linguistic and institutional systems under the same rubric. Using language appropriated from art reviews and journals, catalogs and artists’ statements Fraser critiques both the gallery/museum...

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An Evening of Fine Arts: Fine Entertainment

March 12, 2010

The Black Men’s Forum’s Haiti benefit concert, Evening of Fine Arts, was greeted by a small but enthusiastic audience. The concert, which took place on Saturday, February 26th at 7:00pm in Lowell Lecture Hall, raised money for the CARE organization’s work in Haiti, and featured classical music, visual art, and dance. As the audience...

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James Smith’s Family Portraits

March 8, 2010

In February of 2009, James Smith began taking photographs of his family members as part of an assignment for his second photography class at Harvard.  Smith initially chose to travel around the Northeast to photograph his family in order to be “as far away from Cambridge as possible.”  However, it was not long before...

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The Glass Menagerie: A Glass Half-Full

February 24, 2010
The Glass Menagerie: A Glass Half-Full

For many, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is more of a title than a living, breathing piece of American theater. The play is better known for its ubiquitous inclusion in high-school English syllabi than its performance history. Thus, it is our good fortune to have Megan O’Keefe’s (‘11) fine production currently running in the...

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