Brandeis community celebrates Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

A look back in photos at the 2015 festival, themed "Find Your Light"

Photo/Mike Lovett

Glenn Kaino's "The Burning Boards" in action outside the Rose Art Museum.

For four days, art illuminated the Brandeis campus as part of the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.

This year's festival theme was "Find Your Light," a homage to the newly-installed "Light of Reason," a sculpture by Chris Burden outside the Rose Art Museum. One of the festival's featured events was the New England premiere of Glenn Kaino's "The Burning Boards" a collaborative chess tournament that uses burning candles for pieces. 

The festival also featured live music, comedy, performances, tours of the Rose Art Museum, and a community day on Sunday that featured kid-friendly activities.

"The music and dance performances at Light of Reason, outside the Rose Art Museum, were stunning and created the experiential portal into the museum that we've hoped to see since the sculpture was dedicated last September," said Ingrid Schorr, acting director of the Office of the Arts and producer of the festival.

The festival was founded in 1952 by legendary American composer and Brandeis faculty member Leonard Bernstein. The first festival featured the premiere of the Bernstein opera “Trouble in Tahiti,” music by Miles Davis and Aaron Copland, and more. The festival has hosted many acclaimed performers and artistic minds of the years, and has consistently reflected the Brandeis community.

Here's an account of the festival from social media feeds:

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