Special Event: Creative Responses to Hard Times
March 2, 2010

March 2, 2010, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Harvard Art Museum
485 Broadway, Cambridge MA

Join the American Repertory Theater and the Harvard Art Museum for an exploration of how artists respond to challenging economic times.  This discussion and participatory experience will feature four gallery events:

  • A discussion about the Depression-era artist Ben Shahn’s New York photographs, published in their day under the headline “Scenes from the Living Theatre,” led by Harvard Art Museum Head Curator and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography Deborah Martin Kao.
  • A living newspaper workshop led by members of the Living Newspaper Company of New York City.
  • A discussion about the A.R.T.’s production of Paradise Lost, Clifford Odets’s 1935 drama about the suffering, hopes, and shattered dreams of a country in the throes of a financial crisis. Led by A.R.T. Dramaturg Ryan McKittrick and production dramaturg Whitney Eggers.
  • A short Living Newspaper performance, inspired by the day’s headline stories.

This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that there is limited availability. All participants will receive a discount to the A.R.T.’s production of Paradise Lost.

 

Publication date:
March 2, 2010
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Special event TODAY: Creative Responses to Hard Times.

Tuesday, March 2, 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the Harvard Art Museum.

An exploration of how artists respond to challenging economic times, including discussions and a Living Newspaper performance. This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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