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Photograph by Jim Harrison


At Harvard Business School, contemporary art moves outdoors.


An activist holding a poster: "Pro-Woman, Pro-Baby, Pro-Life."

The Schlesinger Library hosted “Righting the Record” on October 17.
Image courtesy of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

In a fractious election season, the Schlesinger Library held a discussion about ideology, trust, and how to expand its reach.


The artist Carrie Mae Weems, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Photograph by Liesl Clark Photography

Viewing Carrie Mae Weems’s art—and hearing her voice—at the Hutchins Center’s Cooper Gallery


Anna Deveare Smith addresses the audience in Sanders Theater on October 5. The event was the 2016 Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts, a series sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard.

Photograph by Tia Chapman/Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard

In her “lecture-performance,” playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith practiced and preached “Radical Hospitality.”


Wreath-making activities with farm co-founder Jean Miner White (at right)
Photograph courtesy of Holly Hill Farm


Holly Hill Farm’s winter fair in Cohasset, Massachusetts

November-December 2016

The poet as French legionnaire in 1916

Photograph: HUD 3567.219.2 no. 296, Harvard University Archives

Brief live of a premonitory poet: 1888-1916

November-December 2016

This portrait of Edward Holyoke, Harvard’s ninth president, painted ca. 1759-1761, was Copley’s first commission from the College.

Harvard University Portrait Collection (H6); photograph by Harvard Art Museums Imaging Department/©President and Fellows of Harvard College

When the College commissioned Copley

November-December 2016

Photograph by Jim Harrison

At Harvard Business School, contemporary art moves outdoors.

November-December 2016

Shumachine, by “Steampunk guru” and guest curator Bruce Rosenbaum

Photograph by Matt Norris Photography/

Brockton’s Fuller Craft Museum offers Steampunk art that celebrates the city’s shoe-manufacturing legacy.

November-December 2016