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Arts

Our editors curate their favorite stories about Harvardians on screen. 

3.31.20

Painting of a young woman standing at a French window, looking at a verdant garden

At the French Windows. The Artist’s Wife, (1897), by Laurits Andersen Ring

Courtesy of the Bruce Museum

Images that help unveil the truth of what we can see

March-April 2020

Detail of a painting showing long grasses and the moon

Tani Bunchō, Grasses and Moon (detail), Japanese, Edo period, 1817.

Image: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Paintings from the Edo period convey “a powerful sense of there-ness.” 

2.13.20

Provincetown harbor in the winter

Provincetown’s winter harbor
Photograph by Age Fotostock/Alamy Stock Photo

Just enough art, culture, terrific food, and lively conversation....

January-February 2020

Clay head over wooden pill bottles with wires representing the impact of opioids on human beings

John Christian Anderson’s Sacrificial Lamb

Photograph by Will Howcroft

Revealing sculptures at the Fuller Craft Museum, in Brockton

January-February 2020

A Hasty Pudding Theatricals poster from 1910 showing a debutante curtseying

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals art from 1910, advertising Diana’s Debut
Image courtesy of the Harvard Theatre Collection

“Shingles” and other art of the Hasty Pudding from the Harvard Theatre Collection.

January-February 2020

A procession of women heading toward a lake

At the 2019 Artlake Festival in Germany, Chen (in red skirt) and artist Annique Delphine (pink skirt) lead Heal Her, a traveling workshop of collective storytelling and art for sexual-violence survivors.
Photograph by Molly Baber

Lena Chen transforms trauma into art and performance.

January-February 2020

Photograph of art historian Shawon Kinew

Shawon Kinew
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Connecting European Old Masters with the new landscape of art history 

January-February 2020

Photograph of artist Romare Bearden standing by an easel c. 1940

Bearden’s stance in this ca. 1940 photograph prefigures his self-portrait in his collage Artist With Model in Studio (shown below), painted three decades later.
Photograph by Sam Shaw, ca. 1940s / Courtesy of the Romare Bearden Foundation

Brief life of a textured artist: 1911-1988

January-February 2020