John B. Hurford '60
Center for the Arts and Humanities

A man wearing a dust mask


Spring 2018: Strange Truth 2018 explores the non-fiction imagination in the film and performance work of mediamakers Pamela Z, Theo Anthony, and Sabaah Folayan. View the Schedule »

Collage from steel engraving

Unwilling: Exercises in Melancholy

March 23—April 27, 2018: Resisting the historical definition of melancholy as an affliction that creates disorder or inactivity, this exhibition reimagines passive sadness as powerful refusal, a conscious (or unconscious) “standing aside,” a willful production of generative failures and resistant potencies. Details »


A young Saudi girl stares longingly at bicycles

Bicycles, Garbage, and Cameras: Three Contemporary Middle Eastern Films

Spring 2018: The films in “Bicycles, Garbage, and Cameras” convey stories of perseverance in the face of gender inequality, hope despite ongoing wars and ruins, and survival in a global world. They portray how people in the Middle East negotiate the social, economic, and political challenges they face daily. Learn More »

Haverford students at North Philly Peace Park working with Suku John

PACC Spring 2018

Learn about programs supported by the Hurford Center's new Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives initiative. Pictured: Jon Wilson's "Intro. to Environmental Studies" class at North Philly Peace Park working with Suku John, Director of EPRA. Photo: Stephanie Bursese. Learn More »

Center Initiatives

The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) fosters collaboration, experimentation, and critical thought, connecting Haverford with diverse communities of writers, artists, performers, thinkers, activists, and innovators.

Center Initiatives

Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives

Students viewing photographs together, discussing the content

Supported by a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and sited in VCAM, the new Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives Program will bring together artists, faculty, students, non-profits, and other community members for collaborations that blend scholarship, social change, and the arts.

Creative Collaboratives

Exhibitions Program

RJ Rushmore '14 gives a talk and walkthrough for All Big Letters

The Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery (CFG) is the principal venue for the Haverford College Exhibitions Program, which partners with faculty, students, and visiting curators to design exhibitions that connect curricular interests and scholarship with contemporary artistic practice.

Exhibitions Program

Campus Location

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Mailing Address

John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041