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ARTS FIRST at the Harvard Art Museums: Red, by John Logan

Image: Kathryn McCawley ’17


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Join us for a new production of John Logan’s Red, directed by Max McGillivray ’16 and produced by Andrew Gelfand ’15 and Megan Jones ’16.

In a run-down and repurposed gymnasium, abstract expressionist Mark Rothko stares into a canvas of red and black, a work for his next commission, a series of murals that will make him the richest and most sought-after painter alive. With his new assistant, Ken, Rothko explores the boundaries of art and apprenticeship. Red presents a cautionary tale about creation and destruction, passion and obsession, and the red and black in one man’s life that is thicker than paint. The 90-minute play is staged in conjunction with the museums’ current special exhibition, Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals.

Red contains adult themes and language and is appropriate for audiences age 14 and up.

The performance will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.

Free admission. Seating is first come, first served.

Please note that the Harvard Art Museums will be offering free admission to the galleries on Saturday, May 2, as part of ARTS FIRST (April 30–May 3, 2015), an annual festival organized by the Office for the Arts at Harvard that showcases student and faculty creativity on campus.

This event is part of the Intersections series, which features student and faculty performances inspired by the Harvard Art Museums collections.

There will be another performance of Red on Sunday, May 3 at 1pm.

Support for this program is provided by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.