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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

Groovy clocks from The Glass House

Photograph courtesy of The Glass House

Holiday gifts that support the arts

November-December 2020

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

November-December 2020

People perusing books outside at the Boston Book Festival

The Book Festival attracts book lovers from across Greater Boston 

Photograph by Gaia DeSimoni/Courtesy of the Boston Book Festival

A literary festival for children and adults

September-October 2020

Megha Majumdar

Megha Majumdar
Photograph by Elena Seibert  

Megha Majumdar’s novel of India resonates in the United States.

September-October 2020

A correspondence corner for not-so-famous lost words

September-October 2020

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago

6.23.20

Fragments from Callimachus, as styled by fellow poet Stephanie Burt

6.13.20

Painted portrait of a man from a Hellenistic coffin found in Egypt

(Click on arrow at right to view full image) No true likeness of Callimachus is known to exist, but the Libyan-born poet probably resembled the men whose faces appear on the Hellenistic coffins unearthed in Fayum, Egypt, including this one.

Photograph by Agis/Alamy Stock Photo

Brief life of a multifaceted poet: c. 310 B.C.E. - c. 240 B.C.E.

July-August 2020