The Harbus Culture Flash

A pocket-sized run-down of some of the best in Arts and Culture happening at HBS, at Harvard, and around town this month.

1)      From the Student Association (SA): The SA teamed up with ArtRoom to host the Sheila Del Bosque Trio on March 2 for a night of jazz, refreshments, and conversation in Spangler Lounge. This was the first in a series of intimate concerts that would take place throughout the spring. 

Born in Havana in 1994, Sheila del Bosque Fuentes is one of the most in-demand young flutists in Cuba. Her music features contemporary and traditional Afro-Cuban music with the influence of European and jazz ingredients. 

2)      HBS Events: On March 3, a panel discussion on the topic of “Women, Contemporary Art, and Business” was hosted by the HBS Art Program and HBS Connects at Klarman; the event was supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Fund. Bharti Kher (artist), Ina Johannesen Dibley (CEO Ekebergparken/C. Ludens Ringnes Foundation), and Nora Lawrence (Senior Curator, Storm King Art Center) explored a range of topics including public art and sculpture; the role of women artists, curators, and directors in the global contemporary art world; and the state of the current art market. The panel was moderated by Jill Avery, Senior Lecturer, HBSl and President of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

3)      Harvard-Wide Exhibitions: Two thought-provoking and critically-lauded exhibitions have recently opened in Cambridge. Pay them a visit before the end of the semester. Entrance is free for members of the Harvard community.

Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness (on view now until June 1 @ The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art)

The exhibition brings together over 80 works by celebrated South Aftrican visual activist, Zanele Muholi. The collection of black and white self-portraits explores a rearticulation of contemporary identity politics, asking “critical questions about social (in)justice, human rights, and contested representations of the Black body.” Admission is free. 

Location: The Cooper Gallery, 102 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection (on view now until July 26 @ Harvard Art Museum)

This is the largest exhibition ever presented at the Harvard Art Museums. More than 120 selected works, chosen from the vast collection of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, offer a glimpse into the Edo period, a distinct moment in time in Japan’s rich visual history. 

Location: Harvard Art Museum, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

4) Around Town: There are plenty more opportunities to be inspired in and around Cambridge and beyond. Consider grabbing a few friends and venturing to one of these productions in Boston.

Revolution (February 27-March 8)

Three iconic works by legendary choreographers: George Balanchine’s Agon, Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces, and William Forsythe’s In the Middle. Limited tickets are available through the SA Arts and Culture Committee.

Location: Citizens Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

Norma (March 13-22)

Find opera intimidating? Try it out with Norma, the story of an ancient love triangle with all the elements of passion, politics, and jealousy. Limited tickets are available through the SA Arts and Culture Committee.

Location: Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

5) Mark Your Calendar: There is more arts and culture programming to look forward to this semester! Keep an eye on the Culture Flash for updates. And get ready for The HBS Show coming your way in April!

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Article contributed by the HBS Student Association