Author Archives: Miriam Hwang-Carlos '17

Recently at the Hurford Center: Hope Tucker

Nestled into the midst of this semester’s STRANGE TRUTH film series, Hope Tucker’s short filmic obituaries stand out. Hope spoke to a crowd of Bi-Co students and community members on Wednesday, March 30, alternating between showing videos and speaking about her work. In … Continue reading

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Among the Unburied: Interview with Curator Liz Park

How do we honor and mourn the unburied, the restless dead? The exhibition Among the Unburied, opening at Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery on Friday, March 18th, raises this question and more by juxtaposing the works of artists Mauricio Arango (Colombia/USA), … Continue reading

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El Velador: Interview with Filmmaker Natalia Almada

On Wednesday, March 16, Haverford students and community members will have the opportunity to view the documentary El Velador and speak with award winning filmmaker Natalia Almada. The quiet, mesmerizing film follows the nightwatchman of a “narco-cementary”, where some of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords … Continue reading

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Soft Fiction and Kristallnacht: An Interview with Irina Leimbacher

This Wednesday, the Hurford Center will head to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for a night with the category-bending films of Chick Strand. Chick Strand’s films Soft Fiction and Kristallnacht are the latest installment of the Strange Truth film series organized by Haverford professors … Continue reading

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Summer at Asian Arts Initiative

This summer I’m interning at Asian Arts Initiative, which is an arts non-profit located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North. One of the many things that that means is that my lunch breaks are awesome. Days when I forget to bring my already-packed, … Continue reading

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Secret Handshakes, Dystopias, and the Hurford Center

Armed with coffee and bagels, fellow HCAH Office Assistant Anna Mehta ’17 and I spent Friday morning on April 17th sewing electrical circuitry to gloves. Don’t worry, enough coffee was consumed that noone was electrocuted. Anna and I were two of many … Continue reading

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Spotted in the Hurford Center

. . . in which we explore the hidden corners and shelves of the HCAH. (These are the things that happen on snowy spring days in Stokes 103.) Check out this shelf of books! If this bookshelf got all dressed up, it … Continue reading

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Portraiture, Disability, and Identity: Explorations with Mellon Creative Resident Riva Lehrer

Mellon Creative Resident Riva Lehrer is returning to Haverford this Thursday to deliver her lecture, “Jarred: Self-Portrait in Formaldehyde”, inspired by an encounter with a fetal specimen at the mutter museum. Riva has exhibited her work in museums and galleries across … Continue reading

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(IR)REVERENCE: Interview with Mellon Creative Residents Chika Unigwe and Niq Mhlongo

Fifty years ago, Chinua Achebe wrote the landmark novel Arrow of God. Next week, October 6-9, the Tri-Colleges will host the conference (Ir)reverence in celebration of this anniversary, featuring Mellon Creative Residents Chika Unigwe and Niq Mhlongo. Chika Unigwe is … Continue reading

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Strategies of Vision: Mellon Creative Resident Riva Lehrer

I walked into a small Stokes classroom and discovered an unexpectedly busy hustle and bustle of students setting up extra chairs around the table. Last week I had the opportunity to sit in on Mellon Creative Resident Riva Lehrer’s talk … Continue reading

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