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In this 1937 photo, auto workers punch a time clock as they return to work following a labor dispute. This time-related image is among those featured in a multivenue exhibit called “Time & Time Again."

Pages out of time

Exhibit uses objects to show how the precious commodity is measured, valued, understood

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At the exhibit “Cold War in the Classroom,” you can flip through the Life magazine issue of March 31, 1958, and get a glimpse of pre-Sputnik fear: an article about the “underdog profession” of high school science teaching, in peril during a race to domination against the Soviets.

Cold War fever

Exhibit uses maps, texts, video to show how fear entered classrooms

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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

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