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WELCOME! We are excited to welcome you to Harvard’s annual ARTS FIRST Festival! In our 27th year, we have more students, faculty and affiliated artists, and more art forms than ever. Our community is a mosaic of voices, cultures, expressions and imaginative thinking. This is the bright world you will encounter as you move through the festival. How can you possibly take it all in? How can you be at 11 stages at once? Impossible! The good news is you can find the place that captures your bliss and stay there for the day. Or you can marathon the festival – racing from one event to another. Choose your adventure. Find your space. Let the vastness and outstanding quality of Harvard’s arts wash over you. Of course, it takes a village – students, professors, roommates, friends, mentors, grandparents, siblings, alums, neighbors, volunteers and many staff members – to bring these expressive arts to you today. The arts are the power of “we.” And that means you, too. We welcome you to the Harvard experience through the accomplishments of the artists on our campus. The endeavor of artmaking at our university is life-changing and meaningful for our students, whose intellect, passion, discipline and curiosity tell many stories. The festival lasts four days, but the arts take place each day in our classrooms and nearly everywhere at Harvard. Our hope is that you witness and carry away the spirit of ARTS FIRST, and the capacity of the arts to bring people together and transform us as a community all year long.

ARTS FIRST is produced by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, and sponsored by the President and the Board of Overseers of Harvard University.


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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

10 EVENTS BY DAY 22 PERFORMANCE FAIR AND MAP 25 GENERAL INFORMATION 26 EXHIBITIONS 30 SPECIAL THANKS AND CREDITS Venues are accessible, and events are free and suitable for children unless otherwise noted. More information and Parking schedule updates Free parking for ARTS FIRST ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts visitors in Broadway Garage on #ARTSFIRST Twitter @HarvardArts Facebook Harvard Arts Instagram @harvard_arts

Felton St. (off Cambridge St., near Cambridge Rindge and Latin School) at the following times: Friday, May 3, 4–10 pm Saturday, May 4, 10 am–6 pm Sunday, May 5, 10 am–10 pm Parking (for a fee): Charles Hotel Garage, Bennett St. | Church Street Parking Lot, Church St. | Harvard Square Parking Garage, Eliot St. | University Place Parking, University Rd.

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THURSDAY, MAY 2 HARVARD ARTS MEDAL CEREMONY Tracy K. Smith '94 Join a celebration of poet and U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith ’94, the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal recipient, in conversation with radio and TV journalist Callie Crossley NF '83, IOP '02. Welcome by poet Professor Jorie Graham and presentation by President Lawrence S. Bacow.

Photo: Shawn Miller

4–5:30 PM | Agassiz Theatre

Free and open to the public; tickets required (two available per person) through the Harvard Box Office, April 17 for Harvard affiliates and April 19 for the public. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

Poet, U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Smith has traveled the country listening to the poetry of America and raising national awareness for reading and writing poems. Smith is the author of four books of poetry: Wade in the Water (2018), the Pulitzer-winning Life on Mars (2011), Duende (2007), winner of the 2006 James Laughlin Award and the 2008 Essence Literary Award, and The Body’s Question (2003), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith is also the author of a memoir, Ordinary Light (2015), a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in nonfiction. Born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and raised in Fairfield, California, Smith earned a BA in English and American Literature and African American Studies from Harvard and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. From 1997 to 1999, she was a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. Smith has taught at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University. She is currently director of the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University.


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FRIDAY, MAY 3 EVENING HIGHLIGHTS Harvard Jazz Bands led by Yosvany Terry, with guest saxophonist Don Braden '85 5:30–7 PM | Science Center Plaza Tent

The Harvard Jazz Bands have traveled the world with Grammynominated saxophonist Yosvany Terry, Senior Lecturer on Music and director of Harvard Jazz Ensembles, and Mark Olson, director of Harvard Univeristy Band and Wind Ensemble. Saxophonist and composer Don Braden '85, lauded by the New York Times as “brilliant and assured,” is the guest artist. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. All ages welcome.

Sea Symphony: A Celebration of Walt Whitman 8 PM | Sanders Theatre

Join 180 students from Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard Glee Club and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ work for orchestra and chorus with text from Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. The concert includes readings of Whitman's poems honoring the bicentennial of his birth. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine 10 PM | OBERON, 2 Arrow Street

The Fromm Players at Harvard reimagine the life of Josephine Baker. Directed by Peter Sellars ‘81 and featuring soprano Julia Bullock, with original music by Tyshawn Sorey and texts by Claudia Rankine. With the International Contemporary Ensemble, founded by Claire Chase, Senior Lecturer on Music. This event is free; tickets required through Loeb Drama Center Box Office: americanrepertorytheater.org

For full Friday lineup, see page 14.


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SATURDAY, MAY 4 MANY VENUES! MANY ARTS!

A Triple-Header: THUD, CityStep and Harvard Pops Orchestra 11 AM–12:30 PM | Science Center Plaza

The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers and CityStep team up for a cypher-like jam session where the beats are rolling to get you on your feet (11–11:45 AM). Then the Pops present music for silent films and Legend of Zelda. Plus a sing-along and Star Wars (11:45 AM–12:30 PM). May the Fourth be with you!

Performance Fair Kickoff 12:30 PM | Science Center Plaza

The Harvard University Band kicks off the Performance Fair with crowd-pleasing anthems. The joy and jocularity of this popular student band offer a big and boisterous ARTS FIRST welcome.

ARTS FIRST: Performance Fair 1–5 PM | Science Center Plaza Tent, Smith Campus Center and around Harvard Yard

The annual Performance Fair offers more than 100 free performances and presentations every half hour at venues in and around Harvard Yard and the Smith Campus Center. Dance, music, theater, poetry readings and more. Stay at one stage or drop in on many stages!

World Tea Ceremony 5–5:30 PM | Science Center Plaza Tent

The Graduate School of Design World Tea Club and Dudley World Music Ensemble close the Performance Fair with a tea ceremony including global flavors and music. Arrive thirsty.

Kuumba Singers of Harvard College Spring Concert 8 PM | Sanders Theatre

Celebrating Black creativity and spirituality, this talented choral group uses music to foster joy and community. Sheldon Reid ’96 conducts. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu

For full Saturday lineup, see page 17.


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MAKE ART Everyone is an artist at ARTS FIRST. Make art with students and staff on the Plaza and in the Yard: drawing, painting, ceramics and more! Saturday 1–5

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ON THE PLAZA Ancient Impressions

Use clay press molds inspired by ceramic sculptures from the Harvard Art Museums with the OFA Ceramics Program.

Wheel Throwing

Create a masterpiece with artists from Cabot House and the OFA Ceramics Program demonstrating on the potter's wheel.

Making a Mint

Design and mint your own coin with experts from the Harvard Department of History of Art and Architecture.

Sketching Skulls and Skeletons

Explore artistic concepts of line, shape and form by sketching animal bones from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Life Tile

Decorate a tile with a representation of favorite memories. Final mosaic goes to Cambridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

IN THE YARD Figure Drawing

Outdoor figure drawing led by OFA instructor Heddi Siebel, 1–4 PM, Tercentenary Theatre. Materials provided.

OFA Ceramics Program Make Art Station, ARTS FIRST 2015. Photo: Jake Belcher


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SUNDAY, MAY 5 GLOBAL MOMENTS Beyond Borders 11 AM–12:30 PM | Harvard Commons, Smith Campus Center

Uniting their art forms, Silkroad artists, Parker Quartet (Blodgett Artists-in-Residence, Harvard Department of Music) and Brattle Street Chamber Players of Harvard College team up for a bold and borderless concert featuring more than a dozen musicians in a one-of-a-kind experience that reminds us of the power of inclusivity, curiosity, listening and intergenerational collaboration.

1812 Overture 3 PM | Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

Think you know the 1812 Overture? Wait until you hear it performed in the classic Harvard tradition: with kazoos! Better yet, join the music in this participatory rendition of Tchaikovsky’s famous victory celebration.

The Covenant of Love: The Poetry, Music and Spirituality of South Asian Muslim Cultures 7–8:30 PM | Sanders Theatre

Professor Ali Asani ’77, pop star Ali Sethi ’06 and Grammywinning producer Noah Georgeson share the lyrical consciousness of legendary South Asian mystic poets through music and conversation. Central to the performance are the transformative powers of love, the primordial link that connects the divine to all of creation. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu For full Sunday lineup, see page 20.

Ali Sethi '06. Photo: Shehar Bano


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ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Pianist Angela Hewitt

April 30 and May 1 | Paine Hall, 3 Oxford St.

In a prefestival series, the Harvard Department of Music presents a concert with the acclaimed pianist on April 30 at 8 PM, and the OFA presents a master class with Hewitt and students on May 1 from 5–6:30 PM. Visit: ofa.fas.harvard.edu/Hewitt-at-Harvard

Angela Hewitt. Photo: Peter Hundert

ARTS FIRST Allston May 2–5

Harvard's Allston team has a full lineup of ARTS FIRST programming: an OFA Ceramics Program exhibition, a Harvard Business School discussion on Boston Ballet's leadership, Harvard Ed Portal's Western Ave. Arts Walk, the ArtLab's Visual and Environmental Studies exhibition based on the Bauhaus and more! Visit: ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts/allston

The Art of the Ghazal May 3 | Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Musical sensation Ali Sethi ’06 and Professor Ali Asani '77 explore in music and conversation the lyrical world of ghazals, the 7th century literary genre. Sponsored by Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, the event is 5–7 PM.

SpaceWoman of the Underground May 3 and 4 | South Lawn, Memorial Hall

Theater, Dance & Media presents artist and honorary astronaut Christine Zuercher as she attempts to dig a hole to the other side of the planet while wearing a handmade spacesuit and broadcasting global transmissions from a ham radio. Performances: May 3, 2 PM; May 4, 1 PM and 4 PM.


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PUBLIC ART IN HARVARD YARD

Eggs of Origin

Thursday–Sunday Artist talk Saturday 2 PM

A series of sculptures explores the human desire to categorize based on visual characteristics and perceptions of ethnicity. How do we react when confronted with beings who cannot be interrogated about their origins, shapes and colors? Te Palandjian '21 Harvard Yard, near Hollis Hall

“Public space should be intentional: It should be obvious that you belong." —JANET ECHELMAN '87, ARTIST

Living Form

Thursday–Sunday Artist talk Saturday 3 PM

See how design might influence humanitarian aid and refugee settlement through methods that respect and promote the dignity of refugees. This structure catalyzes a shared experience of spatial creation, imagination and participation by prototyping a shaded outdoor communal space for the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. John D. Wagner '19, Nadyeli Quiroz '20 Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

Vanishing Soundscapes

Thursday–Sunday Artist talk Saturday 3:30 PM

We are increasingly retreating from nature, surrounded by urban soundscapes, isolated from the eco-symphony of living organisms. This immersive acoustic experience amplifies the sounds of wild habitats threatened by the expansion of built environments. Elitza Koeva GSD DDes ‘21, Spyridon Ampanavos GSD DDes '17 With thanks to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Tercentenary Theatre, near Memorial Church and Thayer Hall Artist talks are all on-site. See pull-out map on page 24 for locations.


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PUBLIC ART IN THE SMITH CAMPUS CENTER Passage of Time

Thursday–Sunday Artist talk Saturday 2 PM

Experience the tranquility of a Zen garden through rippled layers of sculpture that evoke mountains, waves and other objects shaped by the passage of time. Meng Jiang GSD '19 Arcade Stairway to Roof Garden, Smith Campus Center

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Thursday–Sunday Artist talk Saturday 1 PM

Projected light and black-and-white film photography deconstruct and reconstruct color imaging and perception. Javier A. Masís PhD '19, Nathan S. Tyrell MIT MS '17 South Arcade Room, Smith Campus Center

The Tree That Is, the Trees That Were Not, and the Trees That Will Be Thursday–Sunday Artist talk Saturday 3 PM

Inspired by plant propagation practices at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, this installation challenges the concepts of individuality, failure and success. Aranzazu de Ariño GSD '19, Armida Fernandez GSD '20, Penelope Phylactopoulos GSD '19 Green Wall near swissbäkers, Smith Campus Center

BREAK OUT IN by Lauren Volpert '17, ARTS FIRST 2016. Photo: Jake Belcher


EVENTS BY DAY INCLUDING

SATURDAY PERFORMANCE FAIR AND MAP

MAY 2–5, 2019 For updates and full event details visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Welcome!


12 EVENTS SCHEDULE | MAY 2

THURSDAY 3

Foundations of Modern Jazz Concert

pm

This concert focuses on the Arará music tradition and key elements of West African music explored in the course Music 142 with students of Yosvany Terry, Senior Lecturer on Music. Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

4-5:30

pm

Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony honoring poet Tracy K. Smith '94 Join a celebration of U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith ’94, the 2019 Harvard Arts Medal recipient, in conversation with radio and TV journalist Callie Crossley NF ’83, IOP ’02. Professor Jorie Graham welcomes the audience. President Lawrence S. Bacow presents the medal. See page 2. Free tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

5-7

pm

VES Open Studios Five floors of work from Visual and Environmental Studies studio art and photography courses. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.

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The Seagull

pm

A modern, site-specific adaptation of Chekhov's drama. Directed by Eli Zuzovsky '21. Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

7:30

pm

Talk on Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine Discussion with MCA Chicago curator Naomi Beckwith, director Peter Sellars '81, composer Tyshawn Sorey and vocalist Julia Bullock. In collaboration with Harvard Department of Music and International Contemporary Ensemble, founded by Claire Chase, Senior Lecturer on Music. Level 3 Bookshop, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.


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From Behind Barbed Wire: A Holocaust Remembrance Concert

pm

The Harvard College Opera Society observes Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, with works written by Jewish composers during the Holocaust, including Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Hannah Szenes, Ilse Weber and Adolf Strauss. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Paine Hall, 3 Oxford St.

7:30

pm

The Danube Theater, Dance & Media presents a love story by María Irene Fornés, set against the backdrop of war. Directed by Morgan Green. Free tickets: tdm.fas.harvard.edu Farkas Hall, 10–12 Holyoke St.

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pm

Cruising Altitude: The First-Year Musical Enjoy a high-stakes comedy, set 35,000 feet in the air, about losing yourself in relationships, living in the moment and pursuing passions at all costs. Directed by Aviva Ramirez '22. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

Theater, Dance & Media's Three Americanisms in 2018. Photo: Gretjen Helene


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FRIDAY 5:30-7

pm

Jazz on the Plaza with Harvard Jazz Bands Groove to two student jazz ensembles led by Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, with guest saxophonist Don Braden '85. Science Center Plaza Tent

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Sea Symphony: A Celebration of Walt Whitman

pm

Ralph Vaughan Williams' choral work performed by Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard Glee Club and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. See page 3. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Sanders Theatre

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Opening Event for A Pine in the Sand

pm

Isaac Stein GSD '20 and Maggie Tsang GSD '19 illustrate environmental change and evolution through natural processes. See page 26. Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

12:30

pm

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Highlights Tour View Native American totem poles, life-size casts of Maya monuments and Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West featuring 19th-century warrior art. Free with museum admission or Harvard ID. 45 minutes. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.

Harvard Pops Orchestra, ARTS FIRST 2016. Photo: Jake Belcher


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1:30

pm

On Pointe: Transforming the Boston Ballet in Modern Times Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, Executive Director Max Hodges '03, MBA '10 and other alums discuss arts leadership in a rapidly changing world. Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Soldiers Field Road, Boston

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Chamber Music Concert: Schubert

pm

Students of Music 175, a course by Senior Lecturer on Music Federico Cortese, perform works by Schubert. Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

2

SpaceWoman of the Underground

pm

Ground-Breaking: Artist Christine Zuercher attempts to dig a hole to the other side of the planet. See page 7. South Lawn, Memorial Hall

3:30

pm

The Seagull A modern, site-specific adaptation of Chekhov's drama. Directed by Eli Zuzovsky '21. Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

4-6

pm

Kirkland House Gallery Show Visual artwork by Kirkland House students. Kirkland House, Senior Common Room, Entryway A, 95 Dunster St.

5-7

pm

Harvardwood ARTS FIRST Mixer Celebrate 20 years of Harvardwood. For students and alums interested in arts and entertainment. Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St.

5

pm

The Art of the Ghazal Experience the emotional journey of Sufi music and South Asian poetry with musician Ali Sethi '06 and Professor Ali Asani '77. See page 7. Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

5-7

pm

VES Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception Undergraduate senior students present their work as the capstone experience in the department. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.


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FRIDAY 6-7:30

pm

CONTINUED

Look Up, Allston! and Mural Unveiling Celebrate the end of the K–12 mentoring semester with local students' presentations. See page 28. Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

6-9

pm

Made in Adams, with Love See artwork by resident and non-resident artists. The Art Space at 26 Plympton St.

7-10

pm

VES Film/Video and Animation Screenings Students present animation, video and film, including thesis works. Level B, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

7:30

pm

The Danube Theater, Dance & Media presents a love story by María Irene Fornés, set against the backdrop of war. Directed by Morgan Green. Free tickets: tdm.fas.harvard.edu Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

7:30

pm

The Diary of Anne Frank An educational production of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning theatrical adaptation of the book. Directed by Gregory Lipson '20. Loeb Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle St.

8

pm

Cruising Altitude: The First-Year Musical Enjoy a high-stakes musical, set 35,000 feet in the air, about losing yourself in relationships, living in the moment and pursuing passions at all costs. Directed by Aviva Ramirez '22. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

10

pm

Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine The Fromm Players at Harvard reimagine the life of Josephine Baker, directed by Peter Sellars ‘81 and featuring soprano Julia Bullock, with original music by Tyshawn Sorey and texts by Claudia Rankine. With the International Contemporary Ensemble, founded by Claire Chase, Senior Lecturer on Music. Tickets: americanrepertorytheater.org OBERON, 2 Arrow St.


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SATURDAY Performance Fair Opening Events Science Center Plaza. See page 4.

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Triple-Header: THUD, CityStep and Harvard Pops Orchestra

am

A cypher-like jam, then the Pops with film music, Legend of Zelda, a sing-along and Star Wars.

12:30

pm

Performance Fair Kickoff A big ARTS FIRST welcome with the joy and jocularity of the Harvard University Band.

11

am

Student-Led Tours of Harvard Art Museums Unique, thematic tours of the collection. Meet at the digital signs by the Admissions Desk. Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

11 am2 pm

Letterpress Printing Open House Visit the Bow & Arrow Press for letterpress demonstrations and create your own print. Adams House B-Entry, 22 Bow St.

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Sunken Garden Children’s Theater

pm

Twisted fairytales and wacky dancing. Suitable for children of all ages. Each show 20 minutes. Sunken Garden, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

12

pm

Harvard College Children's Stories Read Aloud Undergraduates read their original children's books. Dudley Plaza, outside Lehman Hall, Harvard Yard

The Veritones, ARTS FIRST 2017. Photo: Jake Belcher


18 EVENTS SCHEDULE | MAY 4

SATURDAY 1-5

CONTINUED

Performance Fair

pm

11 locations! 100+ free performances! See pull-out grid on page 22.

Make Art Stations It's your turn to become an artist! See page 5. The Plaza

1-5:30

pm

24th Annual Harvard University Powwow Annual celebration of indigenous cultures. hunap.harvard.edu/harvard-powwow Lesley University's Brattle Lawn, 99 Brattle St.

1-4

Wash: An Interactive Ritual

pm

Let your hands speak. Let your hands listen. Let your hands hold. Dudley House Common Room, Lehman Hall

1-2:30

pm

Poetry of Nature | Nature of Poetry Professor Elisa New hosts readings and chats with poets and poetry lovers highlighting the awesome power of nature. Presented by the Harvard Office for Sustainability and the OFA. Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

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SpaceWoman of the Underground Excavation: Artist Christine Zuercher attempts to dig a hole to the other side of the planet. See page 7. South Lawn, Memorial Hall

Electra An outdoor staging of Sophocles' tragic drama. Directed by Isaiah Michalski '21. 90 minutes. Sever Quad, Harvard Yard

2

pm

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Highlights Tour View Native American totem poles, life-size casts of Maya monuments and Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West featuring 19th-century warrior art. Free with museum admission or Harvard ID. 45 minutes. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.


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2 pm & 7:30 pm

The Danube

3 pm & 8:30 pm

Cruising Altitude: The First-Year Musical

5-7

pm

Theater, Dance & Media presents a love story by María Irene Fornés. Free tickets: tdm.fas.harvard.edu Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

A musical comedy set 35,000 feet in the air. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

The Bauhaus Studio Exhibition Reception View projects from VES 119: The Bauhaus Studio. Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. ArtLab, 140 N. Harvard St.

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World Tea Ceremony

pm

The GSD World Tea Club and Dudley World Music Ensemble present a tea ceremony with global flavors and music. Arrive thirsty. Science Center Plaza Tent

7-10

pm

VES Film/Video and Animation Screenings Students present animation, video and film, including thesis works. Level B, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

7:30

pm

The Diary of Anne Frank An educational production of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning theatrical adaptation of the book. Directed by Gregory Lipson '20. Loeb Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle St.

7:30

pm

Dudley World Music Ensemble Spring Concert An international collective of graduate students performs works from around the globe. Dudley House Dining Hall, Lehman Hall, Harvard Yard

8

pm

Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, 49th Annual Dean Archie C. Epps Spring Concert Celebrating Black creativity and spirituality. Sheldon Reid ’96 conducts. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Sanders Theatre


20 EVENTS SCHEDULE | MAY 5

SUNDAY 10 am3 pm

11

Y2Y through Art Artworks that foster awareness and break down stereotypes surrounding youth homelessness. Y2Y Harvard Square, 1 Church St. Basement (press the Y2Y buzzer button for entry)

Beyond Borders

am

Silkroad artists, Parker Quartet and Brattle Street Chamber Players of Harvard College team up for a bold concert. See page 6. Harvard Commons, Smith Campus Center

11:30

am

The Seagull A modern, site-specific adaptation of Chekhov's drama. Directed by Eli Zuzovsky '21. Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

12

pm

Cruising Altitude: The First-Year Musical A musical comedy set 35,000 feet in the air. Tickets: boxoffice.harvard.edu Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

12 pm & 1 pm

Sunken Garden Children’s Theater

2-4

Materials Lab Workshop: Fancy Moves – Make Paper Dance!

pm

Twisted fairytales and wacky dancing. Suitable for children of all ages. Each show 20 minutes. Sunken Garden, Radcliffe Yard

Drop in for Bauhaus-inspired paper experiments and fashion your own festive hat. See page 26. Harvard Art Museums, Lower Level, 32 Quincy St.

2

pm

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Highlights Tour View Native American totem poles, life-size casts of Maya monuments and Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West featuring 19th-century warrior art. Free with museum admission or Harvard ID. 45 minutes. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.

2

pm

A Celebration of Art and Writing Listen to student writers from The Harvard Advocate read from their work. Harvard Advocate, 21 South St.


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Holden Voice Program Spring Recital

pm

Student soloists sing Schumann, Sondheim and more. Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

3

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

pm

Join this romp with kazoos, torches, balloons! Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard

4

Organ Recital by Carson Cooman

pm

The composer-in-residence offers a concert of modern and contemporary works. The Memorial Church Sanctuary, Harvard Yard

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Ramp It Up: Bauhaus for the 21st Century A hybrid dance-fashion runway concert inspired by design principles from the Bauhaus. See page 26. Prescott St. Lawn, between Harvard Art Museums and Carpenter Center

From Underground BlackCAST (Black Community and Student Theater), TEATRO! (Latinx Theater Club) and ASAP (Asian Student Arts Project) celebrate identity and art. Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland St.

5

pm

Myrtle Playful collaborative concert led by songwriters Claire Dickson '19 and Camila Ortiz '19. Harvard Commons, Smith Campus Center

6

pm

Harvard College Game Developers Showcase Play new games by artists, musicians, storytellers, computer scientists and more. Science Center 113

7

pm

The Covenant of Love: The Poetry, Music and Spirituality of South Asian Muslim Cultures A music celebration and conversation about South Asian mystic poetry and love. See page 6. Sanders Theatre

7

pm

An Evening with Sky Hopinka Ethnopoetics with the Radcliffe Institute-Film Study Center Fellow. Tickets available at door. Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.


SATURDAY PERFORMANCE FAIR 1:00-1:20

TRADITIONS & VARIATIONS

1:30-1:50

Turkish Classical Music Ensemble

Eloise Hodges '21 & Natalie Hodges '19

Frigid

TJ Song '20 & Hurlink Vongsachang '20

California in the '60s

Emma Lanford '22/ Berklee & Kyra Teboe '22/NEC

Harvard College Musical Theater

Noteables Show Choir

Mateo Lincoln '19 & Natalie Hodges '19

Bobae Johnson '21 & Karissa Huang '21

Contemporary Flute Showcase

Borderless Encounters

27 Kirkland St.

AMPED UP

ROCO 1.1

Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub Basement, Memorial Hall Kirkland & Quincy Sts.

MUSICAL DELIGHTS

Pop songs composed by artificial intelligence, performed by Andra Chowdry '19. Not appropriate for children.

Radcliffe Pitches Jazz a cappella

Harvard Commons Smith Campus Center 1350 Massachusetts Ave.

CLASSICAL HARMONIES Harvard Art Museums Calderwood Courtyard 32 Quincy St.

CREATIVE MUSIC INVENTIONS

Indian classical medley

Ambient noise compositions by Sophia Higgins '20

Jazz standards and original compositions for vocals and piano

Two to Tango: Piazzolla for violin and piano

Fauré's Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano in A major

Holden Chapel Harvard Yard

Vijay Iyer's Five Empty Chambers performed by Claire Chase and her students

GRACE NOTES

Harvard University Choir

The Memorial Church Main Sanctuary Harvard Yard

FINELY TUNED Paine Hall Behind Science Center

ORIGINAL VOICES Phillips Brooks House Parlor Harvard Yard

GLOBAL SPARK Plaza Tent In front of Science Center

BIG MUSIC FOR A BIG SPACE Sanders Theatre Memorial Hall Kirkland and Quincy Sts.

A CAPPELLA PLUS Yard Stage In front of Grays Hall Harvard Yard

2:30-2:50

Harvard South Asian Music Association

Turkish and Ottoman music from the 18th century to the present day

Adolphus Busch Hall

2:00-2:20

Original global music by Payam Yousefi GSAS and Witness Matlou GSAS

J.S. Bach's motet Jesu, meine Freude and Francis Poulenc's Stabat Mater

Harvard Composers Association Music for the Living: Works by selected student composers

Gap Dynamics

Original folk punk music by Saul Levin GSD '20

Original folk songs for voice and guitar

A variety of traditional and popular Mexican songs

Selected classical works for wind ensemble

Din & Tonics

Classical and jazz selections

Alana Davitt '19

Mariachi Veritas

Harvard Wind Ensemble

Harvard Piano Society

Austin Lentsch '20 Acoustic covers and original songs for voice and piano

21 Colorful Crimson Original pop/hip-hop songs

Bach Society Orchestra

Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 From the New World: III. Scherzo, IV. Allegro con fuoco

GSAS VoiceLab

Callbacks

Prokofiev's Sonata in C Major and Bach's Concerto in D Minor for two violins

Pop vocal, guitar and beatbox mash-ups

Muqi Li '19/NEC

Storytelling with contemporary Chinese zither music

Surf rock band and singersongwriters from credit course AI 62: California in the '60s

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Upper Voices of the Harvard Choral Fellows

Brattle Street Chamber Players

Tessera: The Four Women

Luke Martinez '19

Avanti Nagral '20

Lowkeys

Vocal works by Edvard Grieg, Eriks Esenvalds and Ola Gjeilo

Classical and contemporary music for string ensemble

Original pop music

Female pop vocal quartet

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Under Construction Christian a cappella

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Collegium Underground

VoxJazz Vocal jazz harmonies

Choral and contemporary a cappella

New Dakotas

Indie pop-rock covers and original songs

Miranda Agnew Quintet

Original compositions and jazz standards

Miranda Agnew '21 & Evan Vietorisz '20

GSD Music Band

Music 189: Chamber Music Performance Students of the Parker Quartet

Saturn: Cantata by Alan Hovhaness

Kiyeon Lee '21

Foundations of Modern Jazz: Students of Yosvany Terry

Music 173r: Creative Music Showcase Students of Vijay Iyer

A Spoonful of Jazz

Matthew Shaw Trio

Original compositions and improvisations in jazz and creative music from credit course Music 173r: Creative Music: Critical Practice Studio

Jazz standards, original compositions and improvisations

Longwood Chorus

Cambridge Common Voices

Amir Siraj '21

Songs from newly written and well-loved musicals

Original pop-soul music

Musical theatre and Disney songs

Contemporary pop a cappella

Excerpts of works by Arensky, Beethoven, Brahms, Dohnanyi, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel and Tchaikovsky See website for performers and repertoire

Jazz standards and improvisation

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of a spacecraft's first photos of the planet

Bossa nova and contemporary Latin American music

George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano

Jazz standards for piano trio

West African-influenced compositions from credit course Music 142 HMS and HSPH students sing Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes and Jacques Arcadelt's Il Bianco dolce e cigno

A Gilbert & Sullivan Sampler

Popular music performed by a neurodiverse chorus of students from Harvard and from the Lesley University Threshold Program

Selections from the beloved Gilbert & Sullivan canon

Chung Hon Michael Cheng '19 & Aristo Sham '19

Shostakovich Trio

Laura Chapman '20 & Jeremy Dohmann '20

Olga Romanova '19

Speak Out Loud

THUD

Harvard Flute Ensemble

DanceFest

Mozart Society Orchestra

Harvard University Band

Music for two pianos: Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b, and Rachmaninov's Suite No. 2, Op. 17

Pop songs for piano and acoustic guitar

High-energy bucket percussion

Disney songs and selections from The Nutcracker

Du Bois Orchestra

Works by Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Beethoven

FUSIAN

Russian vocal music, from traditional to classical to contemporary

Mozart's Symphony No. 29 and Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso No. 1, B.59

'Cliffe Notes

Krokodiloes

Works for flute, violin and piano

Emily Brother '19 & Friends Kapustin's Variations Op. 41, Gershwin's Embraceable You and other modern works

Original spoken-word poetry

Hyperion Shakespeare Company

Scene selections from spring repertoire

Classical solo piano by a Steinway Young Artist

Nathan Le '21 & Tristan Yang '21 Martinu and Debussy for cello and piano

River Charles Ensemble

Carmen Rhapsody

Harvard College Stand-Up Comics' Society

Three Letter Acronym

Chamber works for wind and strings

For flute, clarinet and piano, based on themes from Bizet's Carmen

Improv comedy

Comedy

Asian American Dance Troupe, Boston Cendrawasih Dance Team, Candela Latin Dance Troupe, Crimson Dance Team, Dvita, ElectrKPrincess: (Re) Imagined, Expressions Dance Company, Harvard Aikikai, Harvard Ballet Company, Harvard Ballroom Dance Team, Harvard Breakers, Harvard College Bhangra, Harvard Deepam, Harvard Hellenic Society Greek Dance, Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company, Harvard Raftaar, Harvard Tae Kwon Do Demo Team, Nusantara Kreasindo, Passus: Harvard College Step Team, TAPS

Selected traditional Harvard fight songs

Harvard Beatbox Society

Opportunes

Harvard College Latin Band

Songs from a variety of Latin American traditions

Fallen Angels

Performance Fair schedule subject to change. Visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts for updates.

Veritones

Glee Club Lite

Harvard Juggling Society


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GENERAL INFORMATION In case of emergency, call 617.495.1212 Harvard University Police 1033 Mass. Ave.

In case of medical emergency, call 617.495.5711 University Health Services

Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 75 Mt. Auburn St.

Emergency Phones

ARTS FIRST T-shirts

Lost & Found

Directions to venues from Harvard Yard

Harvard campus emergency phones are designated with blue lights. Lifting the receiver will dial the University Police office automatically. 617.495.1783

Food: Food trucks will be

on the Plaza throughout the day, all weekend. Clover in the Science Center is open at 9 AM daily. Jenny's Cafe at the Harvard Art Museums is open 10 AM–4 PM daily. Also, enjoy the many restaurant options in the Smith Campus Center and around Harvard Square.

Restrooms: Located on the

first floor of the Smith Campus Center and in the basements of the Science Center and Memorial Hall/Sanders Theatre.

Box Offices Harvard Box Office, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave. Phone and walk-up sales, 617.496.2222, 12–6 PM, Tuesday-Sunday; or at boxoffice.harvard.edu Harvard Box Office at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St. Opens at 5 PM on evening performance days, noon on matinee days. Closes 30 minutes after curtain. Loeb Drama Center Box Office, 64 Brattle St. Phone and walk-up sales, 617.547.8300; Tuesday–Sunday, 12–5 PM

on sale at the Harvard Box Office, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave. and Sanders Theatre box office.

Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St. Leave through Boylston Gate and cross Mass. Ave. Continue down Holyoke St. Farkas Hall is on left, halfway down the block. Radcliffe Yard/Agassiz Theatre Leave through Johnston Gate, and cross Mass. Ave. Walk along Garden St. Radcliffe Yard is on the left. Lesley University's Brattle Lawn Leave through Johnston Gate; cross Mass. Ave. Walk along Garden St. Turn left on Appian Way. At the end of Appian Way, turn right onto Brattle St. Brattle Lawn is at 99 Brattle St., between Ash St. and Hawthorn St. ArtLab Annex, Sackler Building, 485 Broadway. Leave through Sever Gate, walk toward Broadway St. and cross diagonally through Broadway and Quincy St. Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St. Walk up Oxford St. for 750 feet. The museum is on the right, inset from the road. Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave. Walk east along Kirkland St. Turn left onto Divinity Ave.


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EXHIBITIONS HARVARD ART MUSEUMS Thursday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm Free admission on Saturday Harvard Art Museums

Discover works that span millennia, media and cultures. Highlights: The Bauhaus and Harvard; Hans Arp's Constellations II; Displaying Latin America; Clay—Modeling African Design and Kara Walker's U.S.A. Idioms. 32 Quincy St.

Student Guide Tours of Harvard Art Museums Saturday 11-11:50 am

Unique, thematic tours of the collection led by Harvard undergraduates. Meet at digital screens by the admissions desk. Calderwood Courtyard, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Adolphus Busch Hall Saturday 1–5 pm

Enjoy musical performances amid a unique collection of plaster casts of sculpture and architectural stonework from the High Middle Ages. 29 Kirkland St.

Materials Lab Workshop: Fancy Moves – Make Paper Dance! Sunday 2–4 pm

Drop in for Bauhaus-inspired paper experiments and fashion your own festive hat. Harvard Art Museums, Lower Level, 32 Quincy St.

Ramp It Up: Bauhaus for the 21st Century Sunday 4 pm and 5 pm

A hybrid dance-fashion runway concert inspired by the 1929 Metal Ball and design principles from the Bauhaus. Prescott St. Lawn, between Harvard Art Museums and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY A Pine in the Sand Friday–Sunday all day Opening event Friday 12

pm

Isaac Stein GSD '20 and Maggie Tsang GSD '19 explore evolution through natural processes while highlighting often overlooked maintenance work required for environments. A pine tree planted on a mound of sand opposite granite benches, the installation is periodically documented and re-formed during seasonal events. Outdoors in Radcliffe Yard, 77 Brattle St.

Willie Cole: BEAUTIES Thursday–Saturday 12–5

pm

Experience haunting full-scale prints made from crushed and hammered ironing boards, each named after a woman from the artist’s cultural and ancestral history. Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Yard, 8 Garden St.


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HARVARD MUSEUMS OF SCIENCE & CULTURE Thursday–Sunday 9 am–5 pm Always free admission for Harvard ID holders and a guest; Others: Free admission on Sunday 9 am–12 pm. Harvard Museum of Natural History Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

Inspired by explorations of deep ocean life made in collaboration with Professor Peter Girguis, Simonson creates art that reflects a passion for the process of science, the natural world and “bringing to light” rarely seen places and lifeforms. 26 Oxford St.

Harvard Museum of Natural History Climate Change

Engage with the latest scientific information about our warming climate. Made possible with support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, and with Jonathan Goldstein MBA ‘90, and Kaia, Annika and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy. 26 Oxford St.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Highlights Tour Friday 12:30 pm, Saturday–Sunday 2 pm View Native American totem poles, life-size casts of Maya monuments and 19th-century warrior art. Free with museum admission or Harvard ID. 11 Divinity Ave.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Caspian: The Elements

Chloe Dewe Mathews, 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography, documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea. 11 Divinity Ave.

Harvard Art Museums Gallery. Photo: R. Leopoldina Torres


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VISUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (VES) Film/Video and Animation Screenings 2019 Friday–Saturday 7–10 pm

Level B, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.

Open Studios: VES Studio Art and Photography Courses Thursday 5–7 pm Senior Thesis Exhibition 2019 Opening Reception Friday 5–7 pm Saturday–Sunday 1–10 pm, through May 30

The senior thesis is the capstone of undergraduate students' work. Exhibition on levels 1 and 3, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

Critical Media Practice Capstone Exhibition Thursday–Friday 4–7 pm, Saturday 1–4 pm

Inaugural exhibition of projects spanning disciplines and media such as video installations, sculpture and digital humanities. ArtLab Annex, Sackler Building, 485 Broadway

HARVARD ED PORTAL Look Up, Allston! and Mural Unveiling Friday 6–7:30 pm

Celebrate the end of the K–12 mentoring semester with student presentations and the unveiling of a new mural, designed by the middle school Mural Club, and student-created street banners. Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Western Ave. Arts Walk Saturday 1–4 pm Departures on the hour

Discover public art treasures of north Allston-Brighton with student guides. Contact with accessibility questions: 617.496.5022. Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

The Bauhaus Studio Exhibition Reception Saturday 5–7 pm

The course VES 119, Material Research: The Bauhaus Studio, highlights the legacy of this influential school of art, architecture and design through artistic responses by students. Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. ArtLab, 140 N. Harvard St., Allston

OFA CERAMICS PROGRAM Artist Demonstrations Saturday 5–7 pm

Preview artworks on view for the Ceramics Program’s Spring Show and Sale (May 9–12) and watch seasoned artists demonstrate throwing on the potter’s wheel and sculpting with clay. OFA Ceramics Program, 224 Western Ave., Allston

HARVARD UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ART COLLECTIVE Student Art Show at Harvard University Thursday–Saturday 12–5 pm

Enjoy the largest annual exhibition of student artwork curated and installed by undergraduates. Arts Wing, 2nd floor, Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center


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INDEPENDENT STUDENT EXHIBITION Hollow Thursday–Sunday

This figurative sculpture by Aditi Chitkara '21 interrogates mental health concerns at Harvard. Front Vestibule, Lamont Library, Harvard Yard

MINDA DE GUNZBURG CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES The Dream of a United Europe: From the Marshall Plan to Brexit Thursday–Friday 10 am–6 pm, Saturday 11 am–2 pm

See the complete collection of 25 posters created to promote the Marshall Plan across Europe. Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery, 27 Kirkland St.

Y2Y HARVARD SQUARE Y2Y through Art: Seeing and Understanding Youth Homelessness in Harvard Square Sunday 10 am–3 pm Experience artwork by members of the Y2Y community to foster awareness and break down stereotypes of youth homelessness. Y2Y Harvard Square, 1 Church St.

ART IN THE HOUSES Made in Adams, with Love Friday 6–9 pm

See artwork by resident and nonresident artists. The Art Space at 26 Plympton St.

Bow & Arrow Press: Letterpress Open House Saturday 11 am–2 pm

View letterpress demonstrations and create your own print. Adams House B-entry, 22 Bow St.

Kirkland House: Gallery Show Friday 4–6 pm

See visual artwork and pottery by Kirkland House students. Kirkland House, Senior Common Room (Entryway A), 95 Dunster St.

Mather House: Woodturning Exhibition Thursday-Sunday 8 am–11 pm

View the culmination of a year's work of woodturning by Mather House students. Mather House, Three Columns Gallery, 10 Cowperthwaite St.

Mather House: Ceramics Exhibition Thursday–Sunday 8 am–11 pm

Led by instructor Tiffany Playford and studio assistant Dylan Ryals Mather '20, Mather House students display artworks created through hand building and throwing on the wheel. Mather House, Three Columns Gallery, 10 Cowperthwaite St. Free admission for all House exhibitions; use Harvard ID or see Building Manager/Security Guard.


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SPECIAL THANKS Thank you to our partners and participants! ARTS FIRST is produced by the Office for the Arts and wouldn't be possible without the students, Harvard Board of Overseers, advisors, faculty, staff, volunteers, alums, neighbors, families, supporters of artists and many, many others who work to make this festival a true community event. Art works! It creates the community you see today and the environment in which creativity, intellect and collaboration thrive all year long at Harvard.

Harvard University Board of Overseers, 2018-2019 Lawrence S. Bacow, President, Harvard University, ex officio Susan L. Carney '73, President, Board of Overseers Paul J. Finnegan, Treasurer, Harvard University, ex officio

Harvard Arts Resource Council (HARC) Advisory Committee to the Office for the Arts at Harvard Carlton Cuse ’81, Robert Kraft ’76, Co-Chairs Neal Baer EDM ’79, AM ’82, MD ’96 Paul Buttenwieser ’60, MD ’64, KSGEE ’00 Lynn Chang ’75 Sandy Climan ’77, MBA ’79, SM ’79 Barry Cohen ’74, JD ’77, MBA ’77 Ron Daniel MBA ’54, LLD ’05 (hon.) Greg Daniels ’85 Susanne Daniels ’87 Andrew Farkas ’82 Lucy Fisher ’71 Alan Gilbert ’89 Lauren Greenfield ’87, GSASP ’88 Charles Hirschhorn ’79

Stanford Makishi ’87 Tom McGrath ’76, MBA ’80 Jeff Melvoin ’75 Andrea Miller-Keller ’63 David E. Moore Jr. ’78 Jim Nuzzo JD ’94 Keri Putnam ’87 Mia Riverton Alpert ’99 Sylvia Scheuer David Scudder ’57 Tom Viertel ’63 Irene Weigel ’70 Lisa Wong ’79 Ed Zwick ’74


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FESTIVAL CREDITS ARTS FIRST 2019 Operations Team Jack Megan, Director, Office for the Arts (OFA); Producer, ARTS FIRST Marin Orlosky Randow ’07-’08, ARTS FIRST Coordinator Chris Abrams ’93, OFA Public Art Deena Anderson, OFA Alicia Anstead NF '08, OFA Tara Benedict, Marshal’s Office Tina Bowen, Memorial Hall/ Lowell Hall Complex Julianna Buck, Common Spaces Eric Engel, Memorial Hall/ Lowell Hall Complex Petrina Garbarini, FAS Physical Resources & Planning Hayley Harris, Harvard Foundation Christine Haverty, Harvard Events Brice Norton Hennelly, OFA Sophia Holtz, OFA Ben Janey, Memorial Hall/ Lowell Hall Complex

Robin Johnson, Office of Diversity Education & Support Dana Knox, OFA and Theater, Dance & Media (TDM) Jason Luke '94, Custodial & Support Services, Campus Services Cathy McCormick, OFA Brittany Mitzner, First-Year Experience Office Erin Northington, Harvard Art Museums Ruth Polleys HES '08, Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex Eva Rosenberg ’10, Harvard Ed Portal Molly Ryan, Harvard Art Museums Mariam Syed, OFA Stephanie Troisi, OFA Emily Warshaw HGSE ’15, TDM Matt Weinberg, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research

Student Producers Performance Fair DanceFest Alexandra Caffrey ‘19 Mara Milner '20 Margaret Canady ‘20 Isabel Wu '20 Patrick Cressler ‘20 Danielle Davis '21 Make Art Daniel Guo '22 Angel Hoyang '22 Audrey Jones '22 Tiffany Lau '19 Kiyeon Lee '21 Jessica Shand '21 Saul Urbina-Johanson ‘19

ARTS FIRST Intern Marvin Merritt '20 Design Assistant Memie Osuga '20

Volunteer Coordinator Sheryl Chen HGSE ’13, Staff Assistant, TDM

Guide, Signage and Design Partners Stoltze Design Northeast Digital Imaging (NDI) Stevie Gleason Back cover photos: Jake Belcher and Matthew Healey


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2 019 A RTS PRIZ E W INNERS

Council Prize in Visual Art Lance Oppenheim '19 Radcliffe Doris Cohen Levi Prize Ashley LaLonde '20 Louise Donovan Award Inaara Shiraz '19 Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize Anna Antongiorgi '19 Tiffany Lau '19 Robert E. Levi Prize Sherry Gao '19 Claire Rivkin '19 Robert Levin Prize in Musical Performance Claire Dickson '19 Brian Zhao '19 Jonathan Levy Award Jacob Roberts '19 Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts Chloe Brooks '19 Alan Symonds Award Gabrielle Preston '20 Student Arts Prizes are awarded annually, to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the arts, by the Office for the Arts and Harvard Council on the Arts, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Alan Symonds Award is presented by the HarvardRadcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players in cooperation with the OFA.

Share your favorite moments of the Festival with us! Post about #ARTSFIRST on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. Send us an email: arts@fas.harvard.edu Thank you, and see you next year at ARTS FIRST 2020: April 30–May 3!

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Tracy K. Smith ‘94 // 2019

HARVARD ARTS MEDAL 1995 – 2019 Colson Whitehead ‘91 2018

John Lithgow ‘67, ArD ‘05 2017

Frank Gehry GSD ’57, ArD ’00 2016

Damian Woetzel KSG ’07 2015

Margaret Atwood AM ’62, LittD ’04

Matt Damon ’92 2013

Tommy Lee Jones ’69 2012

Susan Meiselas EdM ’71 2011

Catherine Lord ’70 2010

John Ashbery ’49 Spring 2009

Fred Ho ’79 Fall 2009

Joshua Redman ’91 2008

John Adams ’69, MA ’72 2007

Christopher Durang ’71 2006

Maxine Kumin ’46 2005

Yo-Yo Ma ’76, ArD ’91 2004

Mira Nair ’79 2003

William Christie ’66 2002

Peter Sellars ’81 2001

John Harbison ’60 2000

David Hays ’52 1999

John Updike ’54 1998

Bonnie Raitt ’72 1997

Pete Seeger ’40 1996

Jack Lemmon ’47 1995

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2019 Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival Guide  

ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the Office for the Arts, with support from the Board...

2019 Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival Guide  

ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the Office for the Arts, with support from the Board...

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