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The new glass rooftop that now tops Harvard Art Museums allows natural light to filter down into the courtyard.

Art's shining future

Renewed Harvard museums to reopen in a sparkling building, showcasing evocative works



An offbeat new exhibit, drawing on material collected at Harvard over the centuries, aims to answer those questions, challenging viewers to explore the notion of how Western thought categorizes a wide array of objects, and what can be gleaned from those classifications. This postcard, designed by Samantha van Gerbig at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, reflects the variety of items on exhibit.

Hide and seek

New exhibit puts things in their places, and also outside them



In their cups

Professor solves enigma of Inca drinking vessels and other mysteries of Andean and Mesoamerican art