Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition

The Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition (RIPAC) offers matriculated Harvard students an opportunity to showcase innovative projects at the intersection of art, landscape design, and structural architecture, as well as to heighten the visibility of the arts at Harvard. Students across the University, representing a broad range of programs and disciplines, compete for a prize, funding for construction, and mentorship throughout the process of installing their winning artwork.

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Created by Curry J. Hackett MAUD ’24 and Gabriel Jean-Paul Soomar MArch II ’24, MDES ’24 for the Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition, HOLD acknowledges the complex relationship Black communities have had with enclosure. 

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HOLD Opening Event

Join us to celebrate the opening of a new installation by Harvard Graduate School of Design students Curry J. Hackett MAUD ’24 and Gabriel Jean-Paul Soomar MArch II ’24, MDes ’24, winners of the biennial Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition.

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Pine in the Sand

Pine in the Sand tells a story about unpredictable change while highlighting the often overlooked maintenance and infrastructure enlisted to preserve and stabilize the environment.

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100+ Years at 73 Brattle

A public art installation by John Wang ’16, winner of the biennial Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition

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