In retrospect, maybe it was the mischievous adventure of the event, maybe it was the attention I received in that moment over my sibling rivals, but every moment, out the door of the apartment, down the streets, into the museum’s elevator, and from one end of the massive painting to the next—I think we looked at it for 20 minutes, and even that felt rushed—was magic.
In light of the systemic oppression and discrimination brought to light by the Black Lives Matter movement, SAB member Brian Gitahi takes a look at some of the unseen peoples living in Kenya and art-making at the Kakuma Refugee Camp through the Artists for Refugees project.
“As I passed the renowned glass Pyramid and the crowds of tourists, I wondered if the experience of actually seeing world-famous works of art would live up to the anticipation. Nevertheless, the knowledge of standing in a labyrinth of art— the city’s largest museum, each work crafted from an artist’s own hands and a reflection of their heart and their respective places in society, was enough to remind me that there’s always something to learn for the willing viewer.”
For me, it is rare to hear Persian outside of family dinners, language classes, and the occasional Uber driver or pedestrian. Every time I do, I feel a subtle connection to the culture and country I plan to explore some day. I certainly did not think I would find an entire gallery filled with strangers Read more about 13 Contemporary Iranian Females Artists at the High Line Nine – Cordelia Lowry ’22[…]
The community of Mariana in Humacao, Puerto Rico is a neighborhood of winding roads through the foothills of the rainforest. This summer I spent two weeks carrying out ethnographic research for my senior thesis in Humacao. For my thesis I am interested in the way that the community of Mariana responded to the destruction and Read more about Depictions of Community in Humacao, Puerto Rico – Gabriela Rivera ’20[…]
This fall break, I traveled to Moscow with my urban studies class. Over the course of the week, we focused on assimilating ourselves into the fabric of the city, observing how people moved on the wide streets, riding the hyper-efficient metro, and even interacting with local university students at dinner one night. We walked through Read more about A Journey through Russian History: Tretyakov Gallery – Urvashi Uberoy ’20[…]
Over Spring break I traveled to Ecuador with my Spanish class and members of a medical team from Pennsylvania. We worked for four days in clinics to provide vision screenings at schools for children in communities outside the city of Riobamba. Along the way I greatly appreciated the beautiful landscape of rural Ecuador as well Read more about Riobamba, Ecuador Photoessay – Gabriela Rivera ’20[…]
This fall break, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Sao Paulo along with my professors and peers in ARC 205: Introductory Interdisciplinary Studio. This excursion was designed for us to observe and analyse how the city’s art and architecture has mimicked, reflected, and catalysed social, economic, and political attitudes across Sao Paulo and, by Read more about Discovering Sao Paulo: Lina Bo Bardi’s MASP – Anoushka Mariwala ’21[…]
For Fall Break, the Art and Archaeology Department graciously took the Junior Seminar class to Paris. Some highlights include the Place des Vosges, The Louvre, and a trip to the Palais Garnier to see a ballet. As someone who is interested in urbanism and city planning, I found it very meaningful to be able to Read more about Paris Photoessay – Rebecca Yuste-Golob ’19 (Fall Break Study ABroad)[…]
No, this isn’t a Buzzfeed quiz. This summer, I interned at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in the beautiful San Marino, California (just outside L.A.). I worked at a desk in the art division’s offices, but I often got the chance to walk through the art galleries for my projects—and for fun, Read more about Which 18th Century British Aristocrat in the Thornton Portrait Gallery Are You? – Julia Cury ‘19[…]