‘You can’t let your emotions overtake you so much that you can’t do the work’
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Facing Philistines: The Discovery of an Iron Age Cemetery
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Svetlana Boym: Exile and Imagination
New Jersey student uprooted by Hurricane Sandy makes the most of his opportunity at Harvard
When Michael Wingate earned his diploma as valedictorian of his high school class, he didn’t have a wall to hang it on. Hurricane Sandy had destroyed the Union Beach, N.J., house where he lived with his mother and siblings.
One potato, two potato: Contemporary work at Harvard Art Museums
On view in the Harvard Art Museums is a clever work by the conceptual Argentine artist Victor Grippo. “Analgoia I" incorporates a series of potatoes connected to electrodes and a meter that registers the energy they produce. The piece is both an example of the artist's unusual use of everyday materials and a statement about how a united community could resist the nation’s repressive political regime.
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