Word Up & Celebrate!

October 16, 2014

Did you know that October is National Arts and Humanities Month?

The President has made a proclamation, which you can read more about here. His message reminds us of the benefits and values of immersing ourselves in the arts and humanities, whether we’re strolling through a museum or getting carried away by the sounds of a symphony orchestra.

Even if you don’t have access to such resources, the stream of media through which we can cultivate new thoughts and perspectives on society and the world is abundant. Words, images, sounds - they all allow us to lend ourselves to a greater worldview, full of wonders and possibilities.

Our INSPIRE student team has been celebrating by:

  • visiting the Museum of Fine Arts to see Afro-Brazilian modern art
  • reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
  • teaching ourselves Russian
  • attending performances by student dance and choral groups
  • watching professional productions held by the Huntington Theatre
  • going to Wednesday poli-sci talks on campus
  • working on our papers for humanities, arts and social sciences classes
  • singing and playing instruments as tribute to Indian classical music composers
  • and of course, working hard on planning INSPIRE!

How are YOU celebrating National Arts and Humanities month?

We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a quick note at inspire-ask@mit.edu or simply click here.