The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities provides a place for inclusive and interdisciplinary programming by promoting collaborative engagement with the intellectual and artistic ambitions of Haverford College and broader communities.
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Imagining Abolitionist Futures is a year-long Hurford Center initiative exploring the role of the arts and humanities in the struggle to dismantle the carceral state and build reparative practices and institutions in the place of a system driven by racism, retribution, and violence.
The series will include: talks and panel discussions with scholars, activists, and artists; performances; film screenings; a reading group; a major art exhibition; a two-day symposium; and more.
Technology, Techniques, and Other Storied Matter
Mellon Symposium 2023
Organized by Jia Hui Lee
February 23-24, 2023
Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2022
Strange Truth 2022/2023 explores the non-fiction imagination in films by Lisa Rovner, So Yun Um, Brett Story, Nia Dacosta, and Helena de Llanos.
All Events held at Haverford College, Lightbox Theater at University of the Arts, & Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Fall 2022 & Spring 2023
In partnership with the Asian American Documentary Network, five students worked to spread the stories of Asian Americans through film as part of VCAM’s annual collaborative program.
September 2 – October 7, 2022: Hee Sook Kim’s survey exhibition Surfacing explores the richly painted and encrusted surfaces of her canvases and how these techniques and painterly strategies express the artist’s personal history, nostalgia, cultural affiliation, and moments of rebellion and resistance against systems that restrict reflection, growth, and healing.