Art, Film, & Culture

The Art, Film, & Culture program seeks to foster and develop the scope of Latin American visual, verbal and performing arts at Harvard through exhibitions, conferences and performances organized in collaboration with specific departments and faculty, and aligned with course-content within Harvard. In Latin America, the program seeks to strengthen ties between Harvard and local art institutions.

Faculty Leadership

Under the leadership of its faculty co-chairs, the Art, Film, & Culture Faculty Committee leads the vision, priorities and arts related projects undertaken by the program.

Meet the Arts Faculty Committee


Documenting the Impact of Covid-19 through Photography

On view October 1, 2020

Documenting the Impact of Covid-19 through Photography: Collective Isolation in Latin America. Online exhibition based on Open Call for Photography.

Learn More about Collective Isolation 

Hippo in Batea with Quinine II, 2020, batea, chocolate, 24 karat gold leaf, quinine bark, 13.5’’ ø x 2.5''

Of Gold and Other Misfortunes: Works by Santiago Montoya

On view 2021

Curated by Jose L. Falconi, Of Gold and Other Misfortunes will feature a collection of works by Colombian artist Santiago Montoya (Bogotá, 1974). 

Learn about Of Gold and other Misfortunes

Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions are displayed on the second floor of CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street and are open to the public during business hours.  The focus is on Latino and Latin American contemporary visual art connected to the course work or academic research of Harvard faculty and graduate students. 

See Past Exhibitions

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Still shot from the film Lower Dream State

In collaboration with our graduate students, DRCLAS curates a Film Series that presents Latin American productions followed by a discussion with the director of the film and related to the student's research. In parallel, DRCLAS partners with the Harvard Film Archive to bring Latin American filmmakers to campus for screenings and discussions about their work with students, scholars and the general public.

Learn More About Films


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Curating Architecture Across the Americas

Curating Architecture Across the Americas (CAAA) promotes historical inquiry and critical curatorial practices in architecture and design exhibitions. This forum brings together scholars and curators, professors and students, historians and cultural agents to establish a dynamic interdisciplinary and transnational network and facilitate scholarly research in academic and museum settings.

About CAAA

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Conceptual Stumblings

A revision of the last 50 years of visual arts in Chile that aims to consolidate a new body of knowledge about Chilean contemporary art. A shared interest in the cultural legacy of conceptual art practices forged in Chile during moments of state-sponsored oppression brings together the artists and researchers involved in this initiative.

About Conceptual Stumblings

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Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas

The multi-year project led by the Harvard Office for Urbanization in collaboration with various Latin American institutions is guided through a series of discussions on the potentials for landscape as a medium of urban intervention in the specific social, cultural, economic and ecological context of Latin American cities.

About Landscape as Urbanism

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Cross Media Analysis for Preventing School Violence

This research project conducts exploratory analysis into the cultural and sociological antecedents of violence in the Chilean school system, and violence-prevention initiatives through multi-media literacy methods (X-media). 

about Preventing School Violence

Arts & Humanities Workshop Series

Chaired and moderated by Mariano Siskind, Professor, Romance Languages & Literatures, the series fosters scholarly discussions centered on the work of leading academics in the fields of the Arts and  Humanities.

About A&H Workshop Series

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