If I was standing alone I wouldn’t stand it at all (2017)
Photograph by Jason Wyche; © Kevin Beasley
Sculptures that resonate with what’s not there
Seen at the Arnold Arboretum: a paperbark maple in winter
Photograph by Jim Harrison
A veteran photographer of people turns his lens to plants.
Among the museum's “Ugly Truth” figures are Aunt Jemima and golliwogs.
The National Black Doll Museum
Abbi of Bacabi (1978), among Cannon’s last and unfinished works
Image © 2017 Estate of T. C. Cannon.
Works by T.C. Cannon at the Peabody Essex Museum
Sleeper’s summer home sprawls across Eastern Point, with views of Gloucester Harbor.
Photograph by Eric Roth/Courtesy of Historic New England
A sprawling house museum celebrates decorative arts and the creative spirit of Henry Davis Sleeper.
Photograph courtesy of Jack Lueders-Booth/Gallery Kayafas
For seven years, Jack Lueders-Booth (above, left) visited the Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Framingham to teach a photography workshop several days each month. Roaming the grounds, he took women prisoners’ portraits with Polaroid, Leica, and medium-format film cameras, documenting scenes from daily life.
The portraits in Jack Lueders-Booth’s 40-year-old series feel even more vivid today.
Sunset in Sampela, a village standing a few hundred yards from land in southwestern Indonesia. The nearest sizable island with an airstrip is a two-hour boat ride away.
Photograph by David Hu
In Indonesia, the Bajau fishermen’s way of life is under pressure.
Willi Baumeister, Growth of the Crystals II | Wachstum der Kristalle II, 1947/52. Oil with resin and putty on hardboard.
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Partial gift of Felicitas Baumeister and Jochen Gutbrod and purchase through the generosity of the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2016.211. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Taking stock of an overlooked cohort of artists: those who, during World War II, stayed in Germany—and survived