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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

Arts

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

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Justin Lee

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Justin Lee's essential, “invisible,” work at the Harvard Art Museums

May-June 2017

Archaic Paestum—the “beginning” of beauty

Archaic Paestum—the “beginning” of beauty
Photograph by iStock

Probing the primal drives of a landmark architect

March-April 2017

The front hall holds a pint-sized proscenium arch made of glass mosaics

Photograph courtesy of Ayer Mansion

Preserving Boston’s unique Ayer Mansion

January-February 2017

Ice skating in the heart of downtown Providence

Photograph ©Wickedgood/dreamstime.com

Car-free fun in downtown Providence

January-February 2017

Figureheads, like this 1970s reproduction, often adorned fire stations in the 1800s.
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

Children and adults alike are drawn to this eclectic array of firefighting artifacts.

September-October 2016

The severe-looking, 10-gabled Iron Works House

Photograph courtesy of the National Park Service

The historic structure in Saugus, Massachusetts, highlights Colonial-era styles.

September-October 2016

The Saugus Iron Works sits on a tidal basin about a 10-minute drive off Interstate 95. 

Photograph courtesy of the National Park Service

The Saugus Iron Works highlights early U.S. industrial history

September-October 2016

The Harvard Club of Boston’s renovated Harvard Hall foyer

Photograph by Richard Mandelkorn/The Harvard Club of Boston

The Harvard Club of Boston’s makeover, and new president

September-October 2016