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Art Appreciation Panel: How to Start an Art Collection

Five Boston art experts were on campus last Monday to kick off the Art Appreciation Club’s organization of “Art Week.” Speakers on the panel included representatives from many different organizations that make up Boston’s dynamic art scene. Each speaker introduced him or herself and provided thoughts on how young business students, such as ourselves, can…

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Norman Rockwell: Painting America

Do not leave Cambridge without paying Norman Rockwell a visit. Rent a car, drive to the Berkshires and find your way to the place that takes you back through time to re-visit the art of America’s most famous illustrator: The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. Born and raised in New York City, Norman Rockwell…

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The Business of Beautification:

The Philadelphia Horticultural Society opened their annual Flower show at the Philadelphia Convention center on March 5. In researching what to do with my time in the City, I had come across the Flower show listing. I dismissed the thought thinking, “We have flowers in Boston.” I had visions of kindly grandmother types, middle-aged hippies,…

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Release Your Inner Artist at HBS

We all know HBS is a temporary home to some incredibly talented people from around the world. One of the best parts of being a student here is getting to learn from other people and sharing in the unique experiences they bring to campus. Some call it transformational. What better way to do this than…

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Campus Art Review: Break

There are two ways of looking at Emily Eveleth’s painting “Break.” Located on the second floor of Aldrich in the river-side hallway, you can either get right up close with the work and really take in the details of the painter’s technique, or step back about 5 feet and appreciate the piece as a cohesive…

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Spangler Painting is a Fusion of Styles

This time of year, Spangler can be a pretty pleasant place to spend time. The fires are roaring, lots of people are milling about and there is a ton of amazing art on the wall. I have too frequently found myself racing down the long corridor to secure one of the comfy couches, but this…

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Undersea: Baker Piece Is Window to Another World

“Undersea”Alyson Shotz Recently I’ve found myself spending more time than usual at Baker Library. As the days start getting colder you may be similarly inclined to limit your exposure to the wintry air and look for shortcuts through campus (and perhaps a quiet place to prepare for exams). The main floor of Baker houses an…

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Dufrense Piece is Welcomed New Addition to Art Collection

Me Lighting Lauren Bacall’s Cigarette in “Written on the Wind”Angela Dufrense2004Oil on canvas63 by 60 inches Last week I found myself sitting in one of the project rooms at Spangler around dusk. The sun had just set and the sky was this amazing blue color that was both dark and bright at the same time….

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Whitfield Lovell's "Strive"

I usually follow a similar path when I wander through the HBS campus. Now that there finally seems to be some semblance of a routine to our days, it is likely that you will be more aware of some of the works of art that you frequently pass by. On a recent trip to the…

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New Works of Art Find Their Ways to Our Walls Once Again

…In one corner of the room a cluster of people gather around a series of paintings, sipping glasses of wine, and debating the use of digital technology in creating works of art. On the other side, a couple quietly contemplates the image of a beautifully photographed young woman… And in another area, an artist is…

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Carmen: A Review

Love. Passion. Betrayal. Bull fights. No, this is not the latest reality show, but a theatrical interpretation of Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen, at the American Repertoire Theater in Cambridge. Although lacking an orchestra, the two and a half hour performance about a Gypsy woman and the men she snares, was sensuous and surprisingly vibrant. And…

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A Masterpiece in the Making

HBS families always have much to celebrate, but the annual Fall Community Party sponsored by the Dean’s Office is one event where good times come in bunches. The Party, which took place on Saturday, September 10, included music, food, games, and entertainment for families with kids of all ages. Here, several HBS children concentrate as…

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The Art of Business

Recently, an article detailing the latest shopping habits of SAC Capital hedge fund honcho Steven Cohen circulated throughout the internet. Specifically, the article detailed Cohen’s $300 million spending spree on fine art pieces, including a $25 million Andy Warhol and a $25 million Pollock. Billionaire hedge fund investors are the next breed of successive generations…

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Student Art Show Draws a Crowd on Campus

Students and art aficionados gathered for the HBS Student Art Show last Wednesday in the Spangler Williams Room. The Show was organized by the Student Association and the Art Appreciation Society. Above, attendees take a close look at a student’s work on display. The Show also included a performance by the HOTS and a charity…

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Colombia: A Road Less Traveled

Colombia (not to be confused with Columbia Business School) is a South American country that doesn’t get much play from tourists. Somewhere between the CIA bulletins that discourage visitors because of drug-trafficking and the popular Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner film, Romancing the Stone – you get the feeling that Colombia might not be the…

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Start Bragging. Your Career Might Depend on it.

I would guess that it is commonly believed that nothing turns people off as fast as bragging. However, based on the number of magazine articles and books written lately about bragging, it seems nothing turns people “on” as fast as bragging. “Brag doesn’t have to be a distasteful four-letter word,” writes Peggy Klaus in her…

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Restaurant Review: Icarus

The Victorian brick row houses and swank art galleries lining Boston’s South End provide the perfect backdrop for Icarus, a neighborhood favorite for over 25 years. The dining room is tucked below street-level and welcomes diners with dim lighting and soft jazz music that breeds an air of exclusivity. A winged statue anchors the dining…

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Make it a Blockbuster Night: In the Mood for Love

Alas, Valentine’s Day has passed: Cupid’s quiver awaits next year’s fresh supply of arrows; the roses, once abloom in a hue of delicious rouge, have faded; the chocolates devoured; the cards stashed away…but does this mean that romance has to wait another year to merit any form of celebration? To those in any form of…

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Movie Review: Return to Kandahar

Return to Kandahar, currently playing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, is a documentary of a former refugee who fled Afghanistan in 1989 at the age of 13 and returns in 2002 to find her childhood friend. In what must be a cinematic first, this film is art documenting life imitating art imitating life. You…

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Review: Isabella Gardner Museum

The Isabella Gardner Museum, located conveniently on Boston’s “Avenue of the Arts,” is an exquisite gem frozen in time; it is a magnificent throwback to the turn of the century at its best. From the street, the palace is unassuming considering its vast size. Like the architecture within the city from which it was inspired,…

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Art & Commerce

“The presence of provocative art promotes creative thinking,” said Gerald W. Schwartz (HBS ’70). “Artistic presence was the only thing missing at HBS when I went there. I wanted to change that.” I recently attended the unveiling of the new art collection donated by Gerald Schwartz, which now hangs in selected buildings around the HBS…

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Starting an Art Collection

Just a stones throw away from Fifth Avenue on the Upper East side in Manhattan is Salon94, a 1,500 square foot exhibition space for emerging and mid-career artists. Built into the home of esteemed curator and art expert Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn, Salon94 looks out into a garden through a magnificent floor to ceiling bay window. When…

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Listings Feature: Concerts

Each week we’ll be featuring the latest information on shows, clubs, art, theatre, movies and music. This week: live music takes its turn in the spotlight.There is a ton of great music and musicians arriving in Boston over the coming months – from up and coming stars such as Jamie Cullum, Snow Patrol, Keane, Muse…

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Manifestos to Myself

Part of the ordeal of a meritocracy is constantly having to prove yourself worthy, especially to gatekeepers who stand ready to exclude you from the Next Big Step Up. Any number of twentysomethings, for instance, may feel qualified to attend Harvard Business School, to learn all that its prestigious faculty has to teach about making…

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"The Only Person Who Went to Business School to Become a Poet":

Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, spoke to an audience at Radcliffe Yard last month. Nominated by President George W. Bush in January 2003 and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Dana Gioia began his term as the ninth Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in February 2003. Besides…

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Surviving the Business Dinner:

Have you ever had an interview over dinner that you thought went great, only to get a big ding the next day? Have you ever had lunch with a client who looked more and more physically ill as the meal progressed and then called you the next day to cancel your $7 Million contract? Maybe…

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Editor's Welcome: The International Perspective

As you’ll quickly come to realize over the coming weeks, I get confused easily. Shoe laces, Muller corners, pedestrian crossings, stop signs – though I appear to be joined on this one by most of Boston’s drivers – have all left me questioning my sanity. And since being given this job I’ve been thoroughly perplexed…

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Editor's Welcome: The American Perspective

When I first told my family that I would be editing the A&E section for the Harbus, they laughed. And this wasn’t the scoffing laugh of futility that they gave me when I applied to HBS or the skeptical laugh of disbelief when I told them that I was accepted – this was a different…

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A Walk through the Williams Room: Reviewing the 2003 HBS Art Show

The Art Appreciation Society organized the second Annual HBS Art Show last week from the 28th to the 30th of October in the Williams Room at Spangler Centre. According to Aliceson Robinson (OA), Co-President of the Art Appreciation Society, the objectives of the show are two-fold. First, it provides a venue for student artists to…

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