A Q&A with Jill Lepore, Harvard professor of history and author of “Joe Gould’s Teeth.”
The Harvard Art Museums exhibit “Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910,” on view through Aug. 14, borrows its name from the 1857 collection of symbolist poems about decadence and eroticism by the French poet Charles Baudelaire. It also captures the essence of an artistic movement that sought to render the invisible visible through the use of color, form, and composition.
“Babar Comes to Houghton” in an exhibition to celebrate a donation from author Laurent de Brunhoff and his wife, Radcliffe alumna Phyllis Rose.
Professor Michael Puett has brought his popular undergraduate class on Chinese philosophy to a wider audience with “The Path.”
The Harvard metaLAB, a design studio and creative research lab affiliated with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, reaches across disciplines to create new multimedia projects.
Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, assistant professor of the history of art and architecture and African and African-American studies, guest edited the magazine Aperture, producing an issue called “Vision & Justice,” the first on African-Americans, race, and photography for the magazine.
Magdalene “Maggie” Zier turned her senior thesis about anti-lynching plays into a live performance at Harvard Law School.
“Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt” serves as an intimate study of art in progress.
A dedicated group of students work hard to make WHRB, Harvard’s 24-hour radio station, run 365 days a year.
Allston artist Konstantin Simun’s sculptures are inspired by his environment. His work is on display at the Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery.
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With more than 25 languages offered each semester, the African Language Program at Harvard is the world’s foremost.
Playwright and activist Eve Ensler returns to the A.R.T. with a one-woman show, exploring how her work with women brutalized by sexual violence in the Congo helped her fight uterine cancer.
“Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women” is on view through May 28 at the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery. The exhibit features 25 photos of Native American women, with interviews, written narratives, music, and song.
The annual Arts First festival showcased many forms of imaginative expression and creativity across Harvard.
In honor of his creative achievements, architect Frank Gehry received the Harvard Arts Medal in a ceremony that marked the kickoff to Arts First, Harvard’s four-day celebration of student and faculty creativity.
The Gazette visited the Weissman Preservation Center to see how conservators preserve Harvard’s rare and unique collections.
Michael Meo, who will graduate from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in May, led 22 people of all ages and abilities on a grueling 1,000-mile bicycle trek through the Mexican desert, which became the subject of his master's thesis.
Cartoonist and visiting lecturer Peter Kuper spoke to the Gazette about comics as an art form, and some of the comic materials in Harvard's collections.
On the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes’ death, the Gazette sat down with Professor Mary Gaylord to talk about the lasting influence of “Don Quixote.”
Sexism, racism, and even neglect can stand in the way of a great writer receiving a Nobel Prize. But of all the barriers, it is language that remains the ...
The American Repertory Theater’s new season takes aim at some important topics, including class, gender identity, turning points in Irish and Argentinian history, and the crisis facing American education.
Growing up, Ana Tijoux didn’t know where to call home. As the France-born-and-bred daughter of Chilean parents living in political exile, she felt ...
An exhibit at Houghton Library marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death includes artifacts that recognize the acting and activism of black Shakespearean actors.
Legendary tenor and opera director Plácido Domingo was masterful in a charming conversation called “Giving Voice” at Sanders Theatre.
A large-scale, audio-video installation uses the Fukushima nuclear disaster as a starting point to examine the fragility of humanity. “Ah humanity!” was created by Harvard artists Ernst Karel, Véréna Paravel, and Lucien Castaing-Taylor.
Legendary tenor and opera director Plácido Domingo will be celebrated in a conversation called “Giving Voice” on April 14 at Sanders Theatre.
Playwright and director Ifeoma Fafunwa brings the hopes and challenges of Nigerian women to Harvard with “Hear Word!,” making its U.S. premiere at the Harvard Dance Center this weekend.
Vijay Iyer, the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts, gathered four friends and colleagues for “Bending Toward Justice: Improvisation, Freedom, and the Arts,” a panel discussion on how dance, music, and their improvisational tendencies influence the world.
Sinologist Stephen Owen devoted eight years to the first complete English translation of the great Chinese poet Du Fu.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson gave a lecture called “The Divine” at Memorial Church.
Orlando Patterson, the John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.
Noted jazzman Rufus Reid is teaching Harvard students, and will share his wisdom and musicianship with the public. There will be two events open to the public — on April 6 and 9.
Thomas Wisniewski, a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a 2016 Harvard Horizons Scholar, seeks to reintegrate the neglected field of prose metrics into literary studies.
Chilean poet Raúl Zurita will deliver a bilingual reading as the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies.
Harvard Business School (HBS) and BBC Radio 4 have worked together to produce the first episode of “The Global Philosopher,” a program hosted by Harvard political philosopher Michael J. Sandel.
Todd Rose, lecturer in education, debunks the myth of the "typical" learner in his new book, "The End of Average."
“The Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes” explores the interaction between jazz and the visual arts.
Harvard professor and Weatherhead faculty associate Robert Bates’ book “When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa” has been selected for inclusion in the Canto Classics series by Cambridge Univerity Press.
The New York Times’ chief film critic, A.O. Scott, visits Harvard to discuss his new book, “Better Living Through Criticism,” on Thursday.
Four lectures focusing on Hannah Arendt, the political theorist best known for coining the phrase “the banality of evil” when she wrote about the trial of Nazi architect Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker in the early '60s, will be held March 9 and 30 and April 6 and 20 at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.
Harvard sophomore finds support for his concentration in Ancient History (Greek and Roman), which allows him to pursue his passions “while maintaining marketability in an increasingly competitive world.”
Toni Morrison delivered the first of six Charles Eliot Norton Lectures to an adoring crowd at Sanders Theatre on Wednesday. Morrison is the 58th scholar given the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry.
In his weekly 90-minute lectures, Professor Robin Kelsey brings historical awareness and contextual experience to 13 technologies that have transformed visual communication.
The Radcliffe Institute will host “Ways with Words: Exploring Language and Gender,” a conference on March 3-4 that explores the interplay of gender, language, and why Facebook now offers three pronouns.
Five poets are celebrated in “‘A Language to Hear Myself’: Feminist Poets Speak,” a Schlesinger Library exhibit running from Feb. 29 to June 17, with an accompanying performance March 1.
Harvard is behind the re-creation of a chair from a 4,500-year-old tomb.
Toni Morrison will deliver the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, which will be held throughout March and April at Sanders Theatre. Hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Morrison is the 58th scholar to be given the arts and humanities honor, officially named the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry.
Cartoonist, children’s book author, and songwriter Sandra Boynton will present a fast-paced audiovisual retrospective of her work on Feb. 23, part of the Askwith Forum series.
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Yosvany Terry is bringing the music of his native Cuba to campus as a senior lecturer and leader of the Harvard Jazz Ensembles.
This year marks five centuries since the death of Hieronymus Bosch. Harvard Art Museums is paying tribute to the Dutch artist with the exhibit, “Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print.”