Arts Front Feature

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Boston Calling 2019

The Harvard Crimson sends three writers — Allison J. Scharmann '21, Jack M. Schroeder '21, and Shruthi Venkata '22 — to cover Boston Calling Music Festival.

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Cannes Film Festival 2019

The Harvard Crimson sends two writers — Kaylee S. Kim '20 and Lucy Wang '20 — to France to cover the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival.

Figures and Forms

Figures and Forms

In our fourth annual themed spring supplement, The Crimson's Arts Board examines fashion as an art form. In our coverage, Arts staff writers interviewed local and student designers, reported on Boston-Cambridge retailers, and contributed to ongoing national conversations about the evolving role of fashion today.

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Serving Facets: Drag at Harvard

Harvard students have long grappled with creating and finding affirming spaces on campus. For a growing contingent of student drag performers, drag — an art form that tackles definitions of expression, privilege, and identity — has emerged as a way of addressing this need.

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The 2019 Oscars: A Live Blog

From Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's intimate performance to Melissa McCarthy's hilarious homage to "The Favourite," the Arts staff blogs the Oscars ceremony.

Arts 2018 Year in Review

The Arts 2018 Year-in-Review

The Harvard Crimson ranks the best movies, TV shows, albums, and books of the year, while writing some not-exactly-serious vanities.

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On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Soyoung Lee

At the Harvard Art Museums, Lee will oversee three curatorial divisions: Asian and Mediterranean Art, European and American Art, and Modern and Contemporary Art.

In Retrospect

In Retrospect

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Cannes Film Festival 2018

The Harvard Crimson sends two writers—Mila Gauvin II '19 and Caroline A. Tsai '20—to France to cover the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival.


Dancing Through Eleganza's Past

Eleganza was not always the dance party it is today. It was founded as part of BlackCAST, and has since expanded past its origins.

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'A Moving Target'

Safety shares an interesting relationship with art, a discipline which often values the unconventional and groundbreaking. Navigating this balance has been a key consideration at Harvard's VES department.

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The Foundations and Dreams of the Technical Theater Scene

At Harvard, technical directors are few and far between. They build the sets for the dozens of plays produced on campus, often taking on long hours in the shop. While the work can be time-consuming, there are reasons for staying, and perhaps, changes to come.

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The Working Artist

"It was like stepping off the edge of the world, to be an artist,” Pauline B. Lim ’88 said.


Beauty and the Brain: The Emerging Field of Neuroaesthetics

Neuroaesthetics, an innovative but controversial new area of neuroscience research, has the potential to help us understand the ways our brain responds to art. But some remain skeptical of how much science can really tell us about aesthetic experiences. The Crimson surveys the state of the field on campus and beyond.

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Building the Future: Creating a 21st-Century Campus on 17th-Century Foundations

From undergraduate House renewal to ambitious plans for the new Allston campus, Harvard is in a period of profound architectural transition. Crimson Arts takes a look at the history of Harvard's built environment and the possibilities for its future growth.