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Liz Glynn

Photograph by Evelena Ruether/Liz Glynn Studio


In Liz Glynn’s massive installations, big questions about the meaning of value


Lapis lazuli pigment entrapped within the dental calculus on the lower jaw of a medieval woman.

Photograph by Christina Warinner

Tracing lapis lazuli provides evidence that women were directly involved in creating medieval illuminated manuscripts.  


Harvey Mansfield on the cover of Harvard Magazine in 1999.

The Kenan professor of government’s story of a dissertation published 44 years after it was accepted


A serene and snowy moment in historic Portland

Photograph courtesy of Corey Templeton Photography

Enjoying Portland, Maine, in the “off-season”

January-February 2019

An example of a quipu from Peru's Nazca Province 

Gift of Robert Woods Bliss, 1942 © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 42-28-30/4532

“Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu,” at the MFA

January-February 2019

A miniature version of a New England high-post bed (ca. 1750-1765), with historically accurate bed furnishings by Natalie Larson

Object on loan courtesy of Natalie and Bruce Larson

Photograph courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

A Wadsworth Atheneum and Museum exhibit reveals how we once slept.

January-February 2019

Journal from Houghton Library/Photograph by Harvard Library Imaging Services

Houghton Library, MS Eng 1610, vol. 2, frontispiece

…and a possible clue in the stacks

January-February 2019

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

Re-landscaping Massachusetts Hall, making the entrance to Harvard Yard more welcoming

January-February 2019

Photograph from the OxBlue Construction Cameras

Alongside a huge applied-sciences center, a toehold for art-making

January-February 2019