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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


Harvard’s world-famous collection of colors can now be enjoyed from home. 


Majestic twentieth-century stone castle perched on Gloucester coastline

At first glance, Hammond’s Gloucester home could be mistaken for a transplanted European castle.

Photograph by Lovely Valentine Photography/Courtesy of Hammond Castle

Gothic surroundings, spiritualism, and science: Hammond Castle Museum’s eclectic appeal

November-December 2020

Groovy clocks from The Glass House

Photograph courtesy of The Glass House

Holiday gifts that support the arts

November-December 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


Massachusetts Hall

Massachusetts Hall
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s oldest building at 300

July-August 2020

A replica of a textile mill shows life-like statues of workers.

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(1 of 3) Exhibits, like this replica of a textile-mill floor, reveal long days of grueling work on dangerous mill machinery.

Photograph courtesy of the Museum of Work & Culture

Woonsocket’s historic French-Canadian community

May-June 2020

Scenic view of historic Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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(1of 7) Old Slater Mill site

Photograph courtesy of Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Tracing America’s industrial roots in the Blackstone River Valley

May-June 2020

Architectural plan for Widener Library

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Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/HPAC

Widener Library’s overlooked designer

May-June 2020

Henry Cobb at the 2017 Harvard Commencement
Photograph by Jim Harrison

The celebrated architect and Design School professor died earlier this week.