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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.


April’s Little Poland Festival

Courtesy of the Little Poland Festival, New Britain, Connecticut

New Britain’s “Little Poland” and museum of American art

March-April 2018

A scene from Newport’s dramatic Cliff Walk

Photograph courtesy of Discover Newport

Visiting Newport, Rhode Island, during the winter

January-February 2018

Mercer and his beloved dog, Rollo
Courtesy of the Mercer Museum & Library

Brief life of an innovative ceramicist: 1856-1930


January-February 2018

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

Boosting museums, and novel architecture

November-December 2017

A view of the State House dome and downtown’s towers, from the Charles River 

Courtesy of the Charles Riverboat Company

Boat tours of architectural gems

September-October 2017

The renovated Wimbledon House

Photograph by Iwan Baan

The Graduate of School of Design opens its renovated Wimbledon House.


A summer exhibit at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (above) highlights abstract art…

Photograph courtesy of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Lincoln offers rich history, nature trails, local food, and art.

July-August 2017

Lone paddlers take in the sunset

Photograph courtesy of UMass Lowell Kayak Center

Paddling the Merrimack in Lowell and Lawrence

July-August 2017