Harvard Art Museums at Arts First

April 28, 2014
On May 3, between 11am and 3pm, you can stop by the Harvard Art Museums tent to explore collage techniques using images of works from the collections.

From May 1 to May 4, Harvard’s campus will come to life for Arts First, an annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Open to the community, this lively weekend of events features music, dance, theater, exhibitions, and art-making activities. This year, the Harvard Art Museums will be hosting two events during the festival.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company will perform a site-specific dance on Friday, May 2, at 7:30pm in the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, at 1730 Cambridge Street. Organized by our Division of Academic and Public Programs, the student-choreographed performance titled Borderlands is inspired by David Taylor: Working the Line, an exhibition of photographs of the U.S.–Mexico border.

On Saturday, May 3, from 11am to 3pm, the Harvard Art Museums will host an exploration of the collage technique at our tent inside Harvard Yard in front of Weld Hall. Harvard graduate students and museums staff will guide participants of all ages in the creation of their own collage inspired by works from the vast collections of the Harvard Art Museums.

Participants will discover how artists use color, composition, texture, and scale to tell a story. They’ll look closely at works of art to try to find out what the artist is saying. Then they’ll interpret these ideas and techniques into a work of their own. We’ll also be telling participants more about our new facility, opening November 16, 2014.

Can’t make it to our tent at Arts First? Participate on social media by following the hashtag #opentointerpretation.