2021 Senior Thesis Show: What is Created Through Struggle


Tue - Tue, May 4 to Aug 31, 4:30pm - 4:30pm


AFVS Thesis Show - What is Created Through StruggleMay 4 – Aug 31, 2021
Online Exhibition


Please join us in congratulating the graduating seniors in Harvard's Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies on the presentation of their 2021 Senior Thesis Exhibition: What is Created Through Struggle.

For many Art, Film, and Visual Studies students, the senior thesis is the capstone experience in the department. Students conceive their theses in conjunction with the department and work closely with faculty members as principal advisers. Throughout the yearlong process, students develop and refine their ideas into a thesis work, concluding with its presentation in this annual exhibition. 

The Art, Film, and Visual Studies 2021 Senior Thesis Exhibition features works by Ashley Akaeze, Nicole Araya, Georgia Bowder-Newton, Natalie Gale, Caitlin Jones, Marie Alejandra Konopacki, Brett McLoughlin & Alex Medlin, Sally O’ Keeffe, Dani Pérez, Vivian Tian, and Christina Yee.

The Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies is home to a range of studio and theoretical studies in the arts at Harvard University. It offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, and animation, as well as photography, film history, the built environment, and contemporary art. The academic experience transpires in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, where thinking and making intersect to enable students from a variety of disciplinary studies to be aware of their visual environment. The exhibition is available online alongside  Open Studios, a showcase of student work produced in spring courses. Open Studios will take place virtually beginning Wednesday, May 5, 2021.