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Top panel of "Cornelia Otis Skinner" by Mary Sully overlays female characters in a Russian doll pattern.

A colorful figure

Professor reckons with his family’s history in a study of his talented, if eccentric, relative’s art


Stephanie Burt in her office

A new way to read

English Professor Stephanie Burt rethinks our relationship with poetry


ballet dancers in a row in the mist

Boston Ballet dances the night away

Arnold Arboretum serves as the backdrop for a promotional spot for the company’s season opening performance of 'Giselle’


The cast of Pride in Prejudice walking through the Arboretum

A pastoral romance

Arnold Arboretum will host performance of Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice'


A visitor takes a photo of a painting on the wall at the Harvard Art Museum.

Summer in the city

Movies, plays, music, and exhibitions to keep you entertained


woman holding artifacts

Uncovering an ancient world

Radcliffe fellow heads a team helping preserve the ancient city of Nicomedia in modern-day Turkey


Julie Orringer.

The ‘American Schindler’

Former Radcliffe fellow’s new novel focuses on Harvard grad who saved Jewish artists during World War II


cast of We Live in Cairo

A revolutionary musical

‘We Live in Cairo,’ about the 2011 Egyptian uprising, premieres at A.R.T.


Six people including singer Alicia Keys and her husband Kasseem Dean pose for a group photo

Bringing art to the people it depicts

Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz) feels strongly about sharing his Gordon Parks collection — and about giving underrepresented artists a chance


“Door to Hell,” a giant, molten hole in Darvaza, Turkmenistan

Framing the Caspian Sea

Photographer documents the region through the lens of the area’s natural resources


Dancers performing the Gaga dance technique at a class

Flowing together

With twisting and floating movements, Harvard Gaga dance course teaches students and community members to listen to their bodies