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.
RSVP to join the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Twelve Gates Arts, and the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) for an evening with Slavs and Tatars on Wednesday, February 5. Following a welcome reception, Slavs and Tatars will present their lecture-performance Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In to introduce their new Philadelphia-based residency, The Contest of the Fruits.
Strange Truth 2020 examines the relationship between the visual and structures of power by engaging with politics of race, gender, and identity. Showcasing the work of international filmmakers, artists, activists, and media scholars, this year’s series explores how documentary and expanded cinema practices make visible the role of images in complicating and (re)constructing complex narratives of history, memory, and time.
January 24 – March 6, 2020: The Bicentennial in Philadelphia laid bare some of the most pressing questions of America’s national identity. Five Haverford and Bryn Mawr College students collaborated with poet Thomas Devaney and Greenhouse Media to explore this surreal moment in history through an experimental documentary film. Bicentennial City continues that project as an interactive installation with multi-channel projections, sculptures, and Bicentennial ephemera, seeking to explore the many roles myth and memory play in the psyche of a city.
The newest installation in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is an interactive, campus-wide experience that reimagines traditional conceptions of thinking about institutional spaces.
The award connects the College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, artist collective Slavs and Tatars, and Philadelphia nonprofits Twelve Gates Arts and the Council on American Islamic Relations for two years of planned artistic collaborations inspired by a 14th-century allegorical Uighur text.
Organized by Nguyễn Dịu-Hương, the 2019-2020 Mellon Symposium, “Voices from the Everyday South: Civilian Lives during the Viet Nam War,” brings together Vietnamese civilians from southern Viet Nam who lived through the war (1954-1975) for a conversation on varied aspects of daily life in the wartime South.