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


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Sandra Ramos: Both Sides Now

On view September 6, 2022

Organized in collaboration with the Cuba Studies Program. Curated by Octavio Zaya.

Learn More about Both Sides Now

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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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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Remapping Latin American Cinema

A reconsideration of contemporary Latin American cinema that seeks new ways to understand the diverse range of filmmaking practices that have emerged transnationally across the region.

About Remapping Latin American Cinema


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Global Leaders Program

The Global Leaders Program, a cohort of 40 international leaders, meets annually in Southern Chile for a one-week workshop with Harvard faculty regarding community development through the arts. Throughout the week, the cohort also partners with more than 10 local institutions to co-develop innovative solutions for local social and economic challenges.

about Global Leaders Program

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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