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Articles: Arts

A selection from the Forbes Pigment Collection

Photograph by Caitlin Cunningham/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Musuems/©President and Fellows of Harvard College

Arts

Harvard’s world-famous collection of colors can now be enjoyed from home. 

11.6.20

Collage of Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and a Headshot of Paul Farmer.

Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and Photograph of Paul Farmer

Photograph of Paul Farmer by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communication

 

The 2014 epidemic was rooted in centuries of exploitation and war, Paul Farmer argues.

11.17.20

Photograph of the cover of To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes

Photograph by Fabrizio Amoroso/Aperture

Confronting “some of the most challenging images in the history of photography”

10.22.20

Ross Douthat standing in a wooded park

Ross Douthat sees American society stagnating amid tired culture wars and a gridlocked political system.

Photograph by Stu Rosner

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s journey through American decadence and upheaval

November-December 2020

Portrait photograph of a middle-aged Lorenzo Tañada as a Philippine senator

Lorenzo Tañada as a senator (in an undated portrait) 

Portrait courtesy of the National Library of the Philippines /Wikipedia/Public Domain

Brief life of a Philippine patriot: 1898-1992

November-December 2020

Black and white photo of a group of Vietnamese children, titled “Schoolchildren Playing Cards”

In college, Mark Erickson returned to his birthplace, capturing his experience in photographs such as those shown here, all taken in Hanoi. This is “Schoolchildren Playing Cards.”

Photograph by and courtesy of Mark Erickson

Photographer Mark Erickson on the Vietnam he never knew

November-December 2020

Dan Chiasson at home in front of a “sometimes delightful, sometimes disturbing” mural by David Teng Olsen, which appears in The Math Campers.

Dan Chiasson at home in front of a “sometimes delightful, sometimes disturbing” mural by David Teng Olsen, which appears in The Math Campers.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Poet-critic Dan Chiasson and The Math Campers

November-December 2020

Illustration of bearded farmer, from anthology of Yiddish children’s literature

Yitzchak Lichtenstein/From the book

Miriam Udel’s passion for children and Yiddish children’s literature

November-December 2020

Black-and-white photograph of Karl Puchner in 1937 with his wife, young son, and a tiny, barely visible swastika button on his jacket

In a June 1937 photo, Karl Puchner posed with his wife and son Günter—and a tiny swastika button, which his younger son discovered years later by using a magnifying glass.

Photograph courtesy of Martin Puchner

A German American scholar is unsettled by an ancestor’s secret.

November-December 2020