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Performers rehearse choreography

Lessons of ‘West Side Story’

Cast and crew of new production wrestle with the classic musical’s racial, ethnic, and political complications

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Three people on a stage.

The heart of the matter

A transdisciplinary artist and a transplant researcher discuss the biology, imagery, and symbolism of a very vital organ

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Designer Walé Oyéjidé

Confronting bias through fashion

Designer, filmmaker, writer, and record producer Walé Oyéjidé discusses art as a ‘Trojan Horse’ for attitudes and ideas

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Lonnie Bunch and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The story of a museum and of America

Founding director Bunch recounts the creation of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Robert Reid-Pharr, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Imani Perry.

Writing black lives

In Radcliffe discussion, biographers reflect on their art

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Amirah Sackett

All the right moves

Dancer Amirah Sackett brings her mash-up style to Harvard

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Makeda Daniel

Nas next to Mozart? Why not?

Harvard archive shines an academic light on the social, poetic, and musical complexities of hip-hop

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Three women in Yugoslavia, 1955

A lost Yugoslavia

A selection of photos by Nobel laureate Martin Karplus taken in post-war Europe on display

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"The Bow" photo by Frank Stewart

The soul of a jazz man

Cooper Gallery features photo exhibit by Frank Stewart, who chronicled musicians

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A heart-shaped cookie.

Love stinks

In advance of her Harvard appearance, Leslie Jamison ’04 explores loss and renewal during a visit to the Museum of Broken Relationships in this excerpt from her new nonfiction collection

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Rising Waters in Provincetown art project

Using art to inspire action

Arboretum workshop on Saturday illustrates the urgency of moving on climate change

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Winslow Homer's Brush Harrow

The artist as witness

Harvard exhibit features Winslow Homer’s Civil War illustrations

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Harvard Art Museums coin curator

Uncommon coinage

The Harvard Art Museums’ first curator of ancient coins retires after 17 years

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CAST OF SIX

Fall into art

A sampling of the season’s best in local music, theater, and visual arts

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The Donkey Show Butterflies fall over the crowd.

Last dance, last chance

Curtain coming down on the immersive, disco-insistent ‘Donkey Show’ after a decade-long run at A.R.T.

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