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.
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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.
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.
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.