Harvard University has announced the creation of its first canvas landscape for the Ivy League university.
Canvas will feature the names and names of many of the world’s most famous artists.
The canvas will be made available to students on Monday.
“We are excited to finally unveil a canvas landscape in the United States, marking a significant step in the evolution of the university’s landscape design,” said David J. Johnson, the university president.
The university has created a series of works of art including “The Last Supper” and “Ode to a Friend,” which feature the university name on the ground.
Harvard’s new landscape will feature a collection of famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, William Blake, Pablo Picassos, Mark Rothko, Philip Glass, Jean Paul Gaultier, Pablo Neruda, Robert Rauschenberg and David Bowie.
The landscape, which will feature paintings of the most famous names of American art, is expected to be open to the public in spring 2018.
The new landscape is part of a larger initiative by the university to expand its landscape programs and broaden its offerings of works in sculpture and painting.
“The Canvas program has been a major pillar of the landscape architecture at Harvard,” said Johnson.
“This new landscape gives students and visitors a glimpse of what the landscape at Harvard could look like if we had more to say about the landscape.”
The project, called Canvas on the Harvard campus, will feature three types of works, one each of a landscape by a landscape architect and a landscape artist.
“In addition to the artists, we are bringing a variety of works by some of the leading architects, including Charles A. Smith, the dean of Harvard’s School of Architecture and Planning, as well as many of our landscape artists, to the program,” said Jonathan Loomis, the senior director of the Harvard Art Museum.
“These will include works by the likes of Mark Rothkos, Pablo Puzo, David Lynch, John Cage, George Bernard Shaw, William Carlos Williams, Thomas Edison, and John Cage’s nephew, John C. Baxter.”
The works will be displayed at the art museum in conjunction with the school’s upcoming Summer Program on Art and the Arts.
This is the second time Harvard has launched a landscape.
In 2015, the school launched its first major landscape program, which included works by Pablo Picasa and Michael Ondaatje.
The first landscape, titled Canvas: A Field of View, opened in June 2018.
“We are pleased to see the landscape design team continue to evolve as we continue to expand the Canvas Program, which is already a major resource for students in our Architecture and Landscape departments,” said Loomas.
“With the support of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design and the generous support of our alumni and alumni of the School of Art, we will continue to innovate in the design and building of the Canvases that will bring our program to a new level.”