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Clint Smith
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Arts

“It doesn’t even make sense to me that art and protest would be separate.”

11.29.16

In Jackie, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (played by Natalie Portman ’03) navigates the wake of her husband's assassination.
Photograph by Stephanie Branchu. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

The screenplay, by Today Show producer Noah Oppenheim ’00, traces how the Camelot myth was made.

12.2.16

Clint Smith
Photograph courtesy of Clint Smith

“It doesn’t even make sense to me that art and protest would be separate.”

11.29.16

Honoring two exceptional authors and one artist

January-February 2016

A Flor de Piel (detail), 2013

Photograph by Joerg Lohse; courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin, New York, and White Cub, London

A powerful exhibit opens at the Harvard Art Museums.

11.8.16

Stills from "Presenting Jane"

Frames from Presenting Jane (1953). On top, poets John Ashbery (left) and Frank O'Hara flank James Schuyler, who wrote the script for the short film (top); below, painter Jane Freilicher walks on water.
Courtesy of the Harvard Film Archive and the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University. HFA Item no: 37864.

A rediscovered short film, with new commentary by Jane Freilicher and John Ashbery ’49, Litt.D. ’01, gives a glimpse of the New York School's early days.

10.26.16

An activist holding a poster: "Pro-Woman, Pro-Baby, Pro-Life."

The Schlesinger Library hosted “Righting the Record” on October 17.
Image courtesy of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

In a fractious election season, the Schlesinger Library held a discussion about ideology, trust, and how to expand its reach.

10.21.16

The artist Carrie Mae Weems, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Photograph by Liesl Clark Photography

Viewing Carrie Mae Weems’s art—and hearing her voice—at the Hutchins Center’s Cooper Gallery

10.17.16

Anna Deveare Smith addresses the audience in Sanders Theater on October 5. The event was the 2016 Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts, a series sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard.

Photograph by Tia Chapman/Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard

In her “lecture-performance,” playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith practiced and preached “Radical Hospitality.”

10.14.16