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Serie de Conferencias Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

November 17, 2016

El Profesor Brian D. Farrell, Director del Centro David Rockefeller para Estudios Latinoamericanos (DRCLAS), y el Profesor Davíd Carrasco, Director de los Archivos Mesoamericanos Moses, están orgullosos de anunciar el lanzamiento de la “Serie de Conferencias Eduardo Matos Moctezuma.” Este proyecto a cinco años, es una iniciativa conjunta de DRCLAS, los Archivos Mesoamericanos Moses, y la Divinity School de la Universidad de Harvard. Por medio Read more about Serie de Conferencias Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

The Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series

November 17, 2016

Professor Brian D. Farrell, Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), and Professor Davíd Carrasco, Director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, are proud to announce the formation of the “Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series.” The five-year project, a joint initiative of DRCLAS, the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, and the Divinity School at Harvard University, will offer preeminent Mexican archeologists and Read more about The Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series

Getting to grips with grief, in powerful art exhibit

November 16, 2016

CAMBRIDGE — Mourning is so hard. When someone we love dies, wrote the essayist Adam Phillips, “something is communicated to us that we cannot communicate.”

Our need to know what that thing is can feel urgent, which accounts for the emotional anarchy inherent in mourning. But of course, another part of us is in no hurry.
 
Why is that? What slows us down? Why the dirge, the requiem, the ritual march?
The answer, surely, is that one of the things communicated by the death of a loved one — the Morse code message tapped out by eyes blinking away tears — is Read more about Getting to grips with grief, in powerful art exhibit

Lemann Dialogue: "Beyond the Crisis"

November 16, 2016

The Brazil Studies Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University has joined forces with the Center of Brazilian Studies at Columbia University, the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies at the University of Illinois, and the Lemann Center for Entrepreneurship and Educational Innovation in Brazil at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education to organize the Sixth Annual Lemann Dialogue in the United States, to be held on November 17-18, 2016 at the Center for Read more about Lemann Dialogue: "Beyond the Crisis"

‘Disappearing’ Chilean art

‘Disappearing’ Chilean art

November 15, 2016

Carpenter Center exhibit examines art created during the Pinochet regime, and adds fresh elements to it

By Jill Radsken, Harvard Staff Writer

In the years following Augusto Pinochet’s military coup, Chilean artists created works in fear and solidarity, and out of defiance. Many of those creations, from street art in Santiago to dance performances abroad, were ephemeral, making them difficult to historicize.

A new exhibition at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts aims to stem the loss of those important works.  Read more about ‘Disappearing’ Chilean art

Doris Salcedo’s Materiality of Mourning, a triumph in exploring trauma

November 14, 2016

BY LIBBY LANGSNER

Colombian-born artist Doris Salcedo’s The Materiality of Mourning at the Harvard Art Museum visualizes how trauma impacts the world around us through everyday objects. The exhibition’s dark lighting is not only slightly dizzying but also transcendent in its ability to create both an ominous and intimate environment to showcase Salcedo’s works. The trauma Salcedo has experienced because of political turmoil in Colombia from governmental civil war, drug cartels, Read more about Doris Salcedo’s Materiality of Mourning, a triumph in exploring trauma