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Collage of people playing music around the world.

Music everywhere

Comprehensive study explains that it is universal and that some songs sound ‘right’ in different social contexts, all over the world


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


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


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


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


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

Writing Black lives

In Radcliffe discussion, biographers reflect on their art


Amirah Sackett

All the right moves

Dancer Amirah Sackett brings her mash-up style to Harvard


Makeda Daniel

Nas next to Mozart? Why not?

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


Three women in Yugoslavia, 1955

A lost Yugoslavia

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


"The Bow" photo by Frank Stewart

The soul of a jazz man

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


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


Rising Waters in Provincetown art project

Using art to inspire action

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


Winslow Homer's Brush Harrow

The artist as witness

Harvard exhibit features Winslow Homer’s Civil War illustrations


Harvard Art Museums coin curator

Uncommon coinage

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



Fall into art

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


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.