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Director of Facilities Planning and Management for the Harvard Art Museums Peter Atkinson examines the Harvard Art Museums’ new rooftop designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano (photo 1). The elegant glass and steel roof (photos 2, 3) diffuses sunlight into the building’s new central circulation corridor including various galleries and arcades, and onto the iconic Calderwood Courtyard.

Let there be light

In revamped Art Museums, architect Renzo Piano’s crystalline roof acts as a ‘glass lantern,’ brightening all below



“I feel very fortunate I get to make these movies. I don’t create them, I participate in them,” said two-time Academy Award winner Ang Lee in a talk at the Sackler Museum that kicked off a weekend screening of his films at the Harvard Film Archive. “I am more like a vessel than a creator. … I love this … I also suffer for it,” he said. Lee was joined by his longtime collaborator James Schamus (photo 2, right).

Life of Lee

Acclaimed filmmaker explains how he tackles tough topics to make compelling movies