Campus & Community

Portrait of a master

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Rulan C. Pian (right) watches at Cabot House as S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, and foundation intern Marisol Pineda-Conde unveil Pian’s portrait. Pian was professor of East Asian languages and civilizations and of music at Harvard from 1974-92 and master of South House (now Cabot House) from 1975-78. She was the first minority House master at Harvard. The framed, oil on canvas portrait was painted by Stephen Coit ’72.