Two shows with ties to Harvard won Tony Awards and kept the American Repertory Theater’s winning streak alive.
Rossi Lamont Walter Jr. ’14 graduates with a passion for dance, the history of science, and Jewish culture. He plans to help others see and develop their strengths.
The Harvard Art Museums will open its greatly expanded and renovated home this fall, aligning the Fogg, Sackler, and Busch-Reisinger museums under a massive glass roof.
A look at what Harvard faculty members will be reading in their downtime this summer.
Artist creates wide-open Web programs to gain personal insights.
Abstract artist Mark Rothko’s series of Harvard murals will be displayed in November using a digital technology that casts light on the paintings to restore their faded colors.
Harvard’s Office for the Arts Director Jack Megan isn’t just a supporter of artistic talent, he’s a talented artist himself. Megan and his brother Tom co-wrote the musical “The Kid Who Would Be Pope,” which won the Richard Rodgers Award for emerging theatrical talent and is having a stage reading off-Broadway.
Radcliffe Fellow and director Sean Graney has adapted 32 surviving Greek tragedies into one theatrical event that he hopes will start a conversation.
Magician Teller and director and playwright Aaron Posner have teamed up to create a magic-inspired version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in an American Repertory Theater production that features music by Tom Waits and choreography by Pilobolus.
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev spoke at Harvard about her work with exhibit “dOCUMENTA (13," launching a new annual program on curatorial practice.
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The Harvard Arts Medal ceremony kicked off this year’s Arts First festival, with Margaret Atwood receiving the award.
Novelist and essayist Jamaica Kincaid was among the participants in a panel on the first day of Harvard LitFest, which continues through Thursday .
Time magazine has named American Repertory Theater Artistic Director Diane Paulus to the 2014 Time 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg visited Harvard Tuesday and discussed his long and successful career as part of the Mahindra Humanities Center’s Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts.
Writers in the Parlor connects accomplished novelists and story writers with students.
Surekha Davies, assistant professor of history at Western Connecticut State University, spoke Thursday evening at the Harvard Science Center about how scholarly texts and the work of cartographers helped to mold the perceived boundaries between humans, monsters, and animals.
A Cambodian filmmaker, now a Scholar at Risk at Harvard, looks back at “Enemies of the People,” his documentary on Cambodia’s killing fields of 1975-79.
In a book event this week, Werner Sollors talked about the tumult of physical and spiritual survival amid the ruins of post-WWII Germany.
At the Harvard Art Museums, a long-hidden mural is both an example of the true fresco technique and a dramatic reflection of the times. It will be on permanent display when the museums reopen this fall.
Megan Marshall ’77 was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013), her richly detailed biography of the 19th-century author, journalist, and women’s rights advocate who perished in a shipwreck off New York’s Fire Island.
On Friday, a Harvard religious studies group — the only one to focus on faith traditions from the African diaspora — hosts a conference to investigate the varieties of love: devotion, intimacy, and ecstasy.
A wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words “Jesus said to them, my wife” is an ancient document, dating between the sixth to ninth centuries C.E. Its contents may originally have been composed as early as the second to fourth centuries.
Empathy, Rowan Williams argued in his first Tanner Lecture, is a tool for seeing the self.
Keynote speaker Professor Giuliana Bruno will launch the Harvard Film and Visual Studies Department’s inaugural graduate conference, April 10-12 at the Carpenter Center, with a discussion of her new book, “Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media.”
Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt addressed the comforts of tragedy at the Cambridge Public Library.
Historians will gather at Harvard on April 11 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna.
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan spoke with Harvard President Drew Faust about the origins and evolution of the show.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Harvard fellow Ron Suskind talks about connecting with his autistic son through Disney films.
GSAS doctoral students create an exhibit to feature personal albums, photographs, postcards, and maps from Harvard’s rich trove of 20th-century propaganda related to Italy’s late participation in the colonial “scramble for Africa.”
Unbound Visual Arts, a nonprofit based in Allston-Brighton, has organized an exhibit in the Harvard Allston Education Portal.
Emancipation, said scholar of African America Ira Berlin in a Harvard lecture series, was not a moment in history, but a century-long movement that preceded the Civil War.
At an early age, Linda Gordon traded her passion for dance to study history. Today, the accomplished author and historian is spending the year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study working on a book about social movements in the 20h century.
A new online exhibit sheds light on the creative process of Sir Georg Solti, a giant in 20th-century classical music.
With a show on Broadway, artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown explains his craft.
In an inaugural exhibition from the Harvard University Archives, staffers bring a few dozen awesome oddities into the light of day.
The Woodberry Poetry Room is sponsoring a series focused on rethinking the possibilities of the creative-writing workshop.
Three Harvard faculty members divulge an influential book in this installment of Harvard Bound.
Christopher E.G. Benfey lectured on "America," a wall designed by Josef Albers, as part of GSD's "Then and Now" series.
Scholars, others gathered Tuesday to reflect on the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela.
A music professor and director of Harvard’s Studio for Electroacoustic Composition is indulging his fascination with the visual arts as part of a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute. Hans Tutschku is showing a series of photographs created in collaboration with students from Harvard’s Office for the Arts Dance Program.
Harvard’s Busch-Reisinger Museum opened in 1903 as the Germanic Museum, but since then, in a restless shifting of fates that characterizes many museums, has experienced displacements in space, role, and identity.
Judy Chicago speaks about feminism and art education at the Radcliffe Institute. A video of the discussion is available.
Mexican actor Diego Luna came to town to premiere his latest film, “Cesar Chavez,” to the Harvard community before its nationwide release. The film marks Luna’s directorial debut.
For the past three years, a Harvard College junior has employed statistics and percentages to predict many winners at the Academy Awards.
Three documentary filmmakers up for an Academy Award this Sunday all have ties to Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, a longstanding, multidisciplinary program with a strong commitment to nonfiction film.
Artist David Taylor’s most recent work is a series of photographs that capture images of the monuments that mark the United States’ border with Mexico, as well as some of the people and activities he encountered in his work. “Working the Line” on display at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.
Max Tan ’15 will be the featured violin soloist during a March concert by the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Bearing the lessons that long-term, immersive reporting can teach, journalist Katherine Boo, who writes about poverty, spent a week at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design as a senior Loeb Fellow.
Hip-hop star and actor LL Cool J came to Harvard over the weekend, pulling double duty as host of the Cultural Rhythms festival and the Harvard Foundation’s Artist of the Year.
An experience in Uganda helping orphans get schooling is at the heart of “Witness Uganda,” a new production directed by Diane Paulus at the American Repertory Theater.