As Harvard’s undergraduate student body has grown ever more diverse, many challenges remain in making the University a fully inclusive institution for all those admitted. According to The Crimson’s annual survey of graduating seniors, students of color at Harvard are less likely to concentrate in the arts and humanities than their white peers. But both faculty and students say that making the arts more open has rarely been so important.
Currently the editor-in-chief of the art world’s magazine of record, Artforum International, Michelle Kuo spoke with The Harvard Crimson this week about her path to the publication and her take on the state of the arts today.
Martha Tedeschi, currently deputy director for art and research at the Art Institute of Chicago, will become the next director of the Harvard Art Museums, the University announced March 9. This week, Tedeschi talked with The Harvard Crimson about her aspirations, anticipated challenges, and new ideas for the arts on campus.
Dave Senft plays bass in the Cambridge-based folk group Darlingside, now on tour playing songs off their critically acclaimed 2015 album "Birds Say." He sat down with the Harvard Crimson to talk about the band and their sound.
Mirroring nationwide conversations on social justice, Harvard’s Music Department is beginning to expand its course offerings beyond the bounds of the Western canon. As the music concentration prepares for an overhaul of its undergraduate requirements, faculty and students reflect on the ways in which the department is rethinking curriculum and canon.
Jazz pianist Billy Childs, vocalists Becca Stevens and Alicia Olatuja, and the Parker Quartet offered an inspiring tribute to Laura Nyro that engaged not only with the diverse musicians on stage but also with diverse musical traditions.