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A portrait of Benjamin Franklin painted by Robert Feke

Robert Feke’s rendering of Benjamin Franklin

Courtesy of the Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Dr. John Collins Warren, 1856

Arts

Two hundred and seventy years ago, Benjamin Franklin did something highly unusual. He retired.

1.16.18

To simply say that the White Cliffs of Dover are made of chalk would miss the point of Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World. The chalk giving the famous cliffs their white appearance was formed from the exoskeletons of plated marine microbes called coccolithophores. 

All images from Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World, by Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter. Copyright ©2017 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

On Earth, microbes run the show.

 

September-October 2017

Photograph by Elsa Dorfman

Elsa Dorfman, BI ’73, looks back on her photography.

September-October 2017

The volume’s front cover features a needle-painted portrait of the young prince Charles Stuart.

Photographs by Jim Harrison/Object courtesy of the Houghton Library

Embroidery fit for a prince

September-October 2017

Abigail DeVille’s New York at Dawn

Photograph by Melissa Blackall/The Cooper Gallery

The Cooper Gallery’s new exhibit explores a neighborhood’s identity.

6.27.17

A summer exhibit at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (above) highlights abstract art…

Photograph courtesy of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Lincoln offers rich history, nature trails, local food, and art.

July-August 2017

End of the Line, Cleveland Circle (2012), by Kate Sullivan

Courtesy of the Boston Athenaeum

A Boston Athenaeum print exhibit reveals “a distinctive sense of place.”

July-August 2017

Bllanche Ames

Blanche Ames

Photograph courtesy of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

Brief life of an intrepid botanical illustrator: 1878-1969

July-August 2017

Barry Van Dusen’s barn swallow (nesting at Stone Barn Farm)

Courtesy of Barry Van Dusen

A trip to Mass Audubon’s unique art museum

May-June 2017