Art is ever-evolving. Throughout history, art has adapted and transformed as advances in knowledge and technologies challenge the industry to create novel ways of interacting with the human experience. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked new opportunities to overcome the challenges that, on the surface, seem insurmountable—from museums and performance venues shutting down due to public health restrictions to severe cultural disruptions affecting artistic expression and the current course of arts education. These new opportunities have paved a wider path for experimentation, innovative engagement, and voices long unheard. How should we navigate the future of the arts? 

Join GSAS for an engaging conversation on the future of the arts with leading Harvard GSAS alumni in the field.


Robin Kelsey, PhD ’00, fine arts
Dean of Arts and Humanities and Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University


Glenn D. Lowry, PhD ’92, fine arts
The David Rockefeller Director, The Museum of Modern Art

April James, PhD ’02, music
Singer, speaker, and designer of whimsical things; Reader Services Librarian, Kislak Center for Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania

Argyro Nicolaou, PhD ’18, comparative literature
Filmmaker and writer; postdoctoral researcher, Princeton University

Raquel Jimenez, PhD candidate, education
Ford Foundation Fellow; co-chair, Harvard Education Review


GSAS Alumni Panel Series: Future of the Arts
Thursday, January 21, 2021
7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. EST

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This event is sponsored by GSAS Alumni Relations and the Graduate School Alumni Association Council. Open to all Harvard alumni and affiliates.

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