In 1944, the young and gifted creators of ‘On the Town’ quietly stirred diversity into their groundbreaking musical, Professor Carol Oja recounts in her new book.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks returns to the American Repertory Theater with her new play, “Father Comes Home From the Wars.”
“Selma” director Ava DuVernay discussed the film with Henry Louis Gates in an event sponsored by Harvard’s Hutchins Center.
Drawn from a series of family correspondence, letters, diaries, and journals, a new exhibit at the Schlesinger Library offers firsthand accounts of men, women, soldiers, and slaves caught up in the Civil War.
The Harvard Semitic Museum, hosting a retrospective exhibit on its long history and founder David Gordon Lyon, is refurbished, reordered, and increasingly ready for the future.
Humanities 10, a new two-semester offering, is a big class on the big books, with time out for small seminars.
Visual artist Kara Walker talks about “A Subtlety,” her provocative public art project staged at a defunct Domino sugar factory in Brooklyn last summer.
Poet and memoirist Meghan O’Rourke is using her time as a Radcliffe Fellow to write “What’s Wrong With Me,” a chronicle of her struggles with autoimmune disease.
The new American Repertory Theater play "O.P.C." examines the culture of consumerism while the production team takes the message to heart.
From the 7-year-old terrified by “King Kong” to the 89-year-old still bravely stepping out on stage, Angela Lansbury reflects on her 70 years in show business.
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A comprehensive collection of material at Houghton Library shines a light on the life and work of Tennessee Williams.
Stage, screen, and television icon Angela Lansbury, at 89, makes her second visit to Harvard, for a screening of a film at the Harvard Film Archive.
In 20 years as the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Malcolm Rogers has often courted controversy with his enthusiastic embrace not only of new media, but new definitions of art itself. Rogers gave the Lowell Lecture at Emerson Hall on Thursday evening.
James Robson, professor of East Asian languages and civilizations, has edited the Daoism volume of “The Norton Anthology of World Religions.”
A select group of Harvard students witnessed the installation of a kinetic sculpture in the Harvard Art Museums by contemporary German artist Rebecca Horn on Nov. 5.
Harvard Library is sponsoring a series of films by Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa in conjunction with its exhibit “Lives of the Great Patriotic War.” The film series continues Nov. 15 and 17. The exhibit is open through Nov. 26 at the Pusey Library.
Organizing and canvassing for anti-slavery petitions by women from 1833 to 1845 was a transformational training ground for suffragettes and other social activists following the Civil War.
Harvard historian discusses the topic of her latest book, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman.”
The renovated and expanded Harvard Art Museums reopen on Nov. 16 with a new building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano that unites the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum under one shining glass roof.
After six years, the Harvard Art Museums will reopen to the public on Nov. 16. The renovation and restoration has united the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum under a spectacular glass roof. Get an inside look at the Harvard Art Museums' transformation in Monday’s daily Gazette, which will feature a special edition dedicated exclusively to the renovation and reopening.
This month John Berryman's longtime publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is marking his 100th birthday by reissuing some of his best-known work.
Author Russell Banks talks about the search for spiritual meaning, in life and fiction, ahead of delivering the Divinity School’s 2014 Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality. The lecture will be held Nov. 5 at Sanders Theatre.
Pusey Library exhibit “Lives of the Great Patriotic War” is a multimedia glimpse at surviving Jewish veterans whose presence in the Red Army is a little-known story.
A gift to the Harvard Library from William Friedkin, the Academy Award-winning director/producer of such films as “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection,” will mark a new kind of collection for Harvard — cinema memoir.
Helen Vendler joined a Woodberry Poetry Room event to celebrate the recent discovery of recordings of readings by Wallace Stevens circa 1954.
Architect and curator David Adjaye, co-curator Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt, art collector Jean Pigozzi, and Director Vera Grant led an open house and tour of the new Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, which will open this week.
New director James Voorhies hopes to make the Carpenter Center a more inviting space.
Thomas W. Lentz, director of the Harvard Art Museums, led a panel discussion about the role of the university art museum as a laboratory for learning in an academic setting and in the broader cultural ecosystem.
Can you love your neighbor as you punch him in the face? That’s one question posed by “Fight Church,” a documentary that will be screened on Monday during an event hosted by the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School.
“From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the Western Front,” at Pusey Library through Nov. 11, captures the magnitude and destructive momentum of World War I.
In his new book, “The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding,” Professor of Government Eric Nelson focuses on abuses of the British Parliament, rather than the actions of the crown, as the central force behind the Revolution.
A new gallery at the Harvard Art Museums will display art from various other University institutions.
A new exhibit at the Houghton Library, “InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books,” showcases artistic and innovative approaches to the traditional craft of bookbinding, reminding viewers that books are not just text.
Harvard fellow Adam Tanner talks about his new book, “What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data — Lifeblood of Big Business — and the End of Privacy as We Know It.”
A new book by Harvard lecturer in history and literature Kevin Birmingham tracks the challenge of bringing “Ulysses,” the masterwork by James Joyce, to the page and to the public.
The Loeb Classical Library Foundation has joined with Harvard University Press to digitize all of the library’s 520-plus volumes.
Harvard scholars reflect on the lyricism, the language and the legacy of the national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” on its 200th anniversary.
The A.R.T. of Human Rights, a yearlong series, kicked off at the Oberon theater with a discussion about gay rights in Uganda.
A collection of the early drawings of the naturalist John James Audubon show his growth into an expert ornithologist and artist. The 114 drawings, created between 1805 and 1821, constitute one of only two such extensive collections of his early work.
Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room uncovered forgotten audio from a 1953 conference on the novel, including the confident voice of the newly famous Ralph Ellison.
Eleven Harvard undergraduates worked closely with Harvard faculty and administrators this summer as part of the Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program. The second-year program connects students seeking research opportunities in the arts and humanities with Harvard scholars and experts looking for help.
A group of young students from Boston are working with members of the American Repertory Theater to craft short plays based on themes from “Finding Neverland.”
A look back at Harvard’s role in World War I, from the men and women who entered as volunteers after the first shot was fired to the thousands of graduates and students who joined the fighting in the American phase of the conflict.
Harvard’s Houghton Library contains a lush Peter Pan portfolio, a collection of vivid drawings by noted illustrator Arthur Rackham. The images are from the children’s book “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens,” published by J.M. Barrie in 1906.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will stage the premiere of “Finding Neverland.” The new musical, about the real-life genesis of J.M. Barrie’s groundbreaking work “Peter Pan,” runs from July 23 through Sept. 28.
Earlier this year, photograph conservators from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, visited Harvard and shared some treasures held by the Hermitage, many never before seen in the West. Recently, they shared several of these images in digital format.
The Harvard Film Archive is celebrating the work of Fritz Lang with a retrospective running through Sept. 1.
A new exhibit at the Business School illustrates the rise in America of artful, profit-making, culture-shaking advertising from 1865 to 1910.
Tiny, hand-lettered, hand-bound books Charlotte and Branwell Brontë made as children have been lovingly restored at the Harvard Library.
Students in two spring courses combined library and museum visits with digital tools to produce exhibits about the Middle Ages — one in Houghton Library and the other online.