Arts and Humanities

2017 Apr 10

Hispanic Cultures Seminar: The Legacy of Lygia Clark's Structuring of the Self

12:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Nebel Room 359

L. Clark

Lygia Clark (1920–1988) was a leading abstract artist at the forefront of the Neoconcrete movement in Brazil. She developed her artistic practice by increasingly experimenting with sensory experience, leading to her Objetos sensoriais (Sensorial objects). These objects—often made of modest and everyday...

Read more about Hispanic Cultures Seminar: The Legacy of Lygia Clark's Structuring of the Self

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...
Read more about Getting to grips with grief, in powerful art exhibit
2017 Apr 05

La Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí y su Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas: de los Inciertos Orígenes al Mundo Actual de las Tecnologías (1901-2016)

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

S216, 1730 Cambridge Street
Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, Director of Cuba’s National Library José Martí

This talk will be in Spanish.

cuba-director-biblioteca-torres-cuevas

Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas is the Director of Cuba’s National Library...

Read more about La Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí y su Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas: de los Inciertos Orígenes al Mundo Actual de las Tecnologías (1901-2016)
2017 Mar 10

Field Notes Gathered by Ears

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street

yosvany_terry

Speaker: Yosvany Terry, Lecturer on Music and Director of Jazz Ensembles

Moderators: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American...
Read more about Field Notes Gathered by Ears
2017 Feb 10

Music Concert: Miguel Zenón

7:00pm

Location: 

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W Newton St Boston, MA 02118

Multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, Miguel Zenón celebrates the release of his album “Típico.” Organized by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)

Click here for more details.

Click here for the latest interview with...

Read more about Music Concert: Miguel Zenón
2017 Mar 24

Cuba Studies Program: Abakuá, Añá, Ifá: Three Fundaments of Cuba

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge Street

miller_in_ife

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Ivor Miller, Bassey Andah Institute of African and Asian...

Read more about Cuba Studies Program: Abakuá, Añá, Ifá: Three Fundaments of Cuba
2017 Jan 28

Memory and Hope: The Paraguayan Cinema of Paz Encina

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Landlocked and sparsely populated, Paraguay is a small country with a small national cinema. Hemmed in by Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil, the nation’s geographic isolation has been aggravated by almost two centuries of authoritarian rule, culminating in the Alfredo Stroessner dictatorship that lasted from 1954 to 1989.

This isolation in time and space is the context out of which, and against which, filmmaker Paz Encina works. Encina (b. 1971) began her career as an editor for Paraguayan television and studying cinema in Cuba, Argentina and Paraguay. Her debut feature, Paraguayan...

Read more about Memory and Hope: The Paraguayan Cinema of Paz Encina

Pages