Houghton Library displays highlights from the 50,000 pieces inherited from a billionaire collector who was obsessed with the search for transcendence through sex, drugs, and rock ’n ’roll.
Dawoud Bey’s photographs of the keystone, changing neighborhood of Harlem are part of a new Cooper Gallery exhibit.
Arab-American artist Helen Zughaib tells the story of the Middle East’s spate of revolutions with brightly colored paintings in her latest exhibit, “Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys.”
“The Art of Discovery,” an exhibit in Radcliffe’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, includes work by 13 current fellows.
Photojournalist Randy H. Goodman was America’s eyes during the Iran hostage Crisis in 1980. Now, after a return trip in 2015, her exhibit “Iran: Women Only” is on display at CGIS Knafel.
The Harvard metaLAB, a design studio and creative research lab affiliated with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, reaches across disciplines to create new multimedia projects.
In his weekly 90-minute lectures, Professor Robin Kelsey brings historical awareness and contextual experience to 13 technologies that have transformed visual communication.
Artist Shahryar Nashat uses video, sound, and shapes to “intervene” in the space designed by Le Corbusier, while connecting his work with "Private Practice" inside Harvard Art Museums. The goal of the exhibits is to bring together these two gallery spaces as a result of this unique collaboration.
Harvard’s South Asia Institute (SAI) is hosting an exhibit and fundraiser to help the country of Nepal and its people rebuild after the devastating earthquake of April 25. Thousands of Nepalese citizens were killed; tens of thousands more were injured and made homeless, while many of the city’s magnificent buildings and places of worship were destroyed or seriously damaged.
An exhibit at Pusey Library demonstrates how the first Harvard class photograph albums evolved. In the antebellum 19th century, photography was young, image technologies were changing fast (often with Boston practitioners in the lead), and Harvard students began adding the visual to the repositories of memory that for centuries had been dominated by text.
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On a commission from the Harvard Art Museums, Mexican artist Carlos Amorales created “Triangle Constellation” to hang above the Calderwood Courtyard.
The Harvard Semitic Museum, hosting a retrospective exhibit on its long history and founder David Gordon Lyon, is refurbished, reordered, and increasingly ready for the future.
The renovated and expanded Harvard Art Museums reopen on Nov. 16 with a new building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano that unites the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum under one shining glass roof.
“From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the Western Front,” at Pusey Library through Nov. 11, captures the magnitude and destructive momentum of World War I.
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.
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.
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.
Unbound Visual Arts, a nonprofit based in Allston-Brighton, has organized an exhibit in the Harvard Allston Education Portal.
Judy Chicago speaks about feminism and art education at the Radcliffe Institute. A video of the discussion is available.
A Davis Center photo exhibit — wrenching and frank — brings back the 872-day Siege of Leningrad through the eyes of women who survived it.
A panel discussion introduced an exhibit of photos from the Paris World’s Fair of 1900 that shows African-Americans as they wished to be depicted, not as a discriminatory American society would have had them be.
The Office for the Arts’ Ceramics Program, one of Harvard’s longest and most celebrated, moved this month from its home of 26 years at 219 Western Ave. in Allston just a few blocks down to 224.
Harvard’s true color might be crimson — but beauty can be found in the neutral palette of the campus.
Harvard alumnus T.S. Eliot published 10 poems in the student-run literary magazine The Harvard Advocate between 1907 and 1910, including the one below.
With their inspired and insightful eyes, the Gazette's staff photographers bring life at Harvard full circle. [Photo Journal]
Scientists tell us blue light will reset body rhythms for sounder sleep and higher alertness. Blue is sky and water; eyes and stones; slumber and spring — with summer right behind.
On a chilly afternoon in January, nine students watched in excited amazement as three leather-clad metalsmiths lifted a glowing crucible filled with molten bronze and poured fiery metal into sculpture molds.