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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


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


Photograph courtesy of the ART


HEAR WORD! portrays the lives of Nigerian women.

January-February 2018

Portrait of Claudia Schreier in rehearsal

Choreographer Claudia Schreier, in rehearsal

Photograph by Rosalie O’Connor

A choreographer's career, taking shape

May-June 2017

Elizabeth Claire Walker in “Arabian Dance” from The Nutcracker
Photograph by Reed Hutchinson/Los Angeles Ballet

A ballet career, earned through college and cattle calls

July-August 2016

Nico Maffey ’13 practicing a hand balance
Photograph courtesy of Nico Maffey

Acrobat Nico Maffey ’13 performs in Pippin.


<p class="caption">Scenes from Wendy Jehlen’s “Movement Exploration” class</p><p class="credit">Photograph by Bill Parsons/Maximal Image®</p>

A long-time Cambridge arts organization is poised to grow.

January-February 2016

Henry D. Rogers performing as Grandfather with Annie Gaybis in 2009

Photograph by Mike Erdelyi Photography

Nutcracker notes, and a memorable blackout

November-December 2015

Wien professor of drama and of English and comparative literature Martin Puchner, who has directed development of the proposal on the theater concentration

An undergraduate concentration in “theater, dance, and media” comes into focus.


Damian Woetzel

The ballet artist will receive the award in an April 30 ARTS FIRST festival kick-off event.