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Articles: Arts

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


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


Steampunk style merges “neo-Victorian fashion with retro-futuristic technology.”

Photograph by Bobbi Lane

Steampunk Festival celebrates art and history in Waltham, Massachusetts

May-June 2017

American Dream, by Sarah Thomas

Courtesy of World of WearableArt Limited

Fashion collides with high art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

March-April 2017

Shumachine, by “Steampunk guru” and guest curator Bruce Rosenbaum

Photograph by Matt Norris Photography/

Brockton’s Fuller Craft Museum offers Steampunk art that celebrates the city’s shoe-manufacturing legacy.

November-December 2016

“Unicorn Tayss,” Walter Steiger, spring 2013

“Unicorn Tayss,” Walter Steiger, spring 2013

Courtesy of Walter Steiger, Photograph by Jay Zuckerhorn

Upward of 150 haute couture and historic shoes are on display in Manchester, N.H.

March-April 2016

Nancy Sinsabaugh and Salmagundi proprietor Jessen Fitzpatrick display the “ladies top hat.”

New top hats for women appear at Commencement

May-June 2013

Katiti Kirondé ’79 on the details of fashion


Harvard faculty Jeannie Suk and Mukti Khaire study the fashion business.

January-February 2013

Sonia Dara at the 2011 student-run fashion show, Eleganza

Sonia Dara, a Harvard student, is an active fashion model who appeared in the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

January-February 2013