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David Bindman & Suzanne Preston Blier: Art of Jazz: Form / Performance / Notes

January 16, 2018

 

Picture it: Saturday afternoons in the late 1970s, on a train bound from Yale University to New York, artist Romare Bearden, jazz critic Albert Murray, and writer Henry Louis Gates , Jr. are bound in deep conversation, pontificating on the nature of jazz – not just as a form of music, but as a fundamental expression of the African-American vernacular. Jazz is not just a sound: it is a state of mind, a way of being, and seeing the relationship between the self and the world.

Now imagine that conversation found its way into a book and took form in a...

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Exhibition - Looking Back: The Western Tradition in Retrospect

January 20, 2018

On View

University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

The history of art is usually presented as a forward march, with individual works studied as points along a path of progress to the present. This installation—matching the Harvard survey course it accompanies—reverses that familiar direction. The sequence proceeds from recent art back to the Renaissance. This retrospective history of art is meant to capture the point of view of artists themselves, who have, for generations, tried—variously—to preserve...

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Exhibition - Rome: Eternal City

January 20, 2018

On View

University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Rome, known as the “common fatherland,” was the goal of pilgrims, travelers, and artists from all over Europe. One of the most celebrated was Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), a Venetian who spent his entire career in Rome. He produced on average two etchings a month (fourteen are featured in this installation), and his image of Roman grandeur left an indelible stamp on the European imagination. His vedute (city views), meant for Grand...

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Professor Sarah Lewis, NYT Book Review, The Rise: Dear Match Book: In Search of Works That Will Inspire the Artist in Me

November 9, 2017

In “The Rise,” Sarah Lewis, an art historian and curator, examines innovation with exhilarating range and fierce curiosity. She presents historical and contemporary examples such as the modern dancer and choreographer Paul Taylor, and the physicist Andre Geim — the first individual scientist ever to win both the Nobel and the decidedly less illustrious Ig Nobel prizes. What binds the book together, in addition to Lewis’s exceptional storytelling skills and quiet lyricism, is the clarity and care with which she describes the power of failures to lift creativity.
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Professor Sarah Lewis Receives 2017 Infinity Award from The International Center of Photography

September 28, 2017

The International Center of Photography (ICP) just awarded Sarah Lewis’s much-lauded Aperture issue “Vision & Justice” the 2017 Infinity Award in the Critical Writing and Research category). 

To celebrate this achievement, the ICP has released a short film about the winning book, which features footage from Lewis’s classes.  Here’s the link...

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Professor Eugene Wang granted Harvard Global Institute award

October 3, 2017

Harvard Global Institute grants expand scope

Eight projects to address climate change, urbanization, and human consciousness

In its third year of awarding grants, the Harvard Global Institute (HGI) will fund eight projects that engage faculty across six Harvard Schools and extend its geographic scope and research capacity.

The Harvard Global Institute was established by...

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Patricio del Real, along with the co-curators, received the 2017 Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award.

August 3, 2017

Patricio del Real, along with the co-curators, received the 2017 Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award, recognizing excellence of architectural history scholarship in exhibition catalogues, for Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1945-1985 (The Museum of Modern Art, 2015). 

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Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellows in American Art: Margaret Grace Innes and Jennifer Chuong awarded

April 12, 2017

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are awarded to graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing, for scholarship on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost.

 

 

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