While the daily news conveys a world beset by horrific acts of terrorism, brutal civil war, and frequent mass shootings, Professor Steven Pinker brought a hopeful message to a talk at Emerson Hall, saying global violence is actually in decline.
With her first solo Boston show on view at the Carpenter Center, Lorraine O’Grady, 81, explains her art and influences during an address at the Harvard Art Museums.
A mayoral proclamation, a Harvard Art Museums exhibit, and a StoryCorps project all salute Corita Kent, Boston’s pop art icon.
Harvard’s Cabaret, a collaboration between graduate students at the A.R.T. Institute and Harvard undergrads, mixes song, dance, mischief, and monologue.
On view at Loeb Music Library through Dec. 18, “One Hundred Years of Chinese Piano Music” sheds light on a robust tradition of song influenced by native folklore, poems, and philosophy, as well as Western compositional techniques.
Delivering the second Provostial Lecture of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Menschel Hall on Tuesday, University Provost Alan Garber ’76 made a compelling case for the continuation of this tradition, in academia, careers, and beyond.
Radcliffe Fellow Ross Gay is a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry.
Artist Shahryar Nashat uses video, sound, and shapes to “intervene” in the space designed by Le Corbusier, while connecting his work with "Private Practice" inside Harvard Art Museums. The goal of the exhibits is to bring together these two gallery spaces as a result of this unique collaboration.
Harvard’s Elisa New will introduce poet Alicia Jo Rabins, who will read from her book “Divinity School” and play with her band Girls in Trouble on Nov. 16 at Harvard Hillel.
The Grammy-winning Benin-born singer Angélique Kidjo will bring her passion for music and for giving back to Harvard with two days of lectures and discussions.
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Diane Quinn has been named executive director of the American Repertory Theater, Harvard University and the Board of Trustees of the A.R.T. announced on Nov. 9.
At the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Futurefarmers combines art with agriculture, work with whimsy.
Speaking at Duke University, Harvard President Drew Faust praised scholar John Hope Franklin, citing his dedication to helping create the field of African-American history, and to reminding the nation of its troubled past and present.
The website of the Colonial North American Project so far includes 150,000 images of diaries, journals, notebooks, and other rare documents from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Legendary fashion designer Calvin Klein spoke at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Monday evening about how the language of architecture has influenced his 40-year career and now, the rest of his life.
A Harvard Graduate School of Design salon on Tuesday will probe the cross-disciplinary approach to creativity and creative solutions to problems.
Since August, Deborah Borda has been a Hauser Leader-in-Residence at the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School, where she has been sharing her passion for the arts and imparting life lessons to leaders-in-training.
Cambridge’s Old Burying Ground is the final resting place of Harvard presidents and paupers alike, and has centuries of tales to tell.
During an afternoon demonstration and evening concert and reception, “Ancient Near East 103: Ancient Lives” students assembled, tuned, and played replicas of the world’s oldest known instruments, and sampled food based on 4,000-year-old recipes.
Harvard physicist Lisa Randall discusses the research behind her new book, “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs.”