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Curator Mary Schneider Enriquez with Andy Warhol silkscreen prints of Marilyn Monroe, at the Harvard Art Museums..Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer.

Warhol’s Marilyn

Selections from series of 10 prints will be on view at Harvard Art Museums the next three Mondays


For the first time since the early 1970s, Transition magazine has been published in Africa.

A transition for Transition

Harvard-based magazine on Africa’s culture is printed there again for first time in decades


A lecturer in Harvard's Creative Writing Program, Paul Yoon has published his third book, "The Mountain," a collection of short stories thematically linked by their protagonists' struggles with isolation and trauma.

Letting his fiction wander

Harvard lecturer Paul Yoon on process, teaching, and the spark behind his new story collection


Harvard Professor Emeritus Lawrence Buell reflects on the lasting importance of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” on the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth.

Thoreau at Walden, and at Houghton

Visiting naturalist’s inspirational site, Harvard professor reflects on the lasting import of his seminal text, and of his world view


A Houghton Library exhibit contains ephemera related to poet and scholar Henry David Thoreau, such as this annotated 1854 copy of "Walden, or Life in the Woods," owned by a friend of Thoreau.

The Harvard in Thoreau

As the bicentennial of his birth nears, it’s clear the College influenced him more than he’d have admitted


"Arrabal" explores the brutal years of Argentina’s military dictatorship through tango and music. The American Repertory Theater performance is based on a book written by John Weidman ’68.

Tango with a serious message

New American Repertory Theater show explores the legacy of Argentina’s brutal military regime through music and dance


A hand-carved effigy pipe of a flying man dressed in a sailor’s uniform, with an ornate pineapple design on his pants is one of the rarely seen treasures on exhibit. Gift of Frederick H. Rindge, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, © President and Fellows of Harvard College

The world in an exhibit

As Peabody Museum turns 150, new exhibition highlights pioneering efforts and legacy of cultural history