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A table with a fancy menu and table settings.

The exhibit's centerpiece re-creates the table setting of a formal dinner held for freshmen of the Harvard Class of 1913. 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.© President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Arts

“Resetting the Table,” a new exhibit at the Peabody Museum, examines American food traditions. 

11.20.19

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Pink Cactus
Kay Kenny

Photographer Kay Kenny’s work illuminates the night.

July-August 2019

Woman Running to Escape a Sudden Shower, c. 1765-70, by Suzuki Harunobu
Image courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums ©President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Harvard’s enticing Japanese woodblock prints

May-June 2019

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A jar from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo culture, 1898 or earlier 

Object courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums ©President and Fellows of Harvard College

Pliable arts from across the continent

May-June 2019

Accidental comics writer Amy Chu
Image courtesy of Amy Chu

Graphic novelist Amy Chu

May-June 2019

Will this familiar bust return to its familiar place in a Lowell House courtyard?

Photograph by hantsheroes/Wikicommons

A meaningful change in the images on display in the renewed Lowell House

3.27.19

Exterior of the ArtLab

Photograph by Clare O’Keefe

An “interdisciplinary laboratory devoted to creativity, innovation, collaboration, and connection” 

2.25.19

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(1 of 9) Typography instructor Herbert Bayer’s design for a cinema (c. 1924-1925) is a stark contrast to the elaborate theaters of the 1920s.
Image courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums and Busch-Reisinger Museum, ©President and Fellows of Harvard College

Exploring the Bauhaus and Harvard

March-April 2019

Illustration by Matt Chinworth

Unpacking “what art does to us”

March-April 2019