Arts Front Feature

Pauline B. Lim '88

The Working Artist

"It was like stepping off the edge of the world, to be an artist,” Pauline B. Lim ’88 said.

Mila Kunis Waves to the Crowds

In Photos: Mila Kunis, Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year

Photo essay: Hasty Pudding Theatricals honors actress Mila Kunis as the 2018 Woman of the Year.


Greta Gerwig On Why We Need Women in Film

“This year has been an amazing year for women in film,” Greta Gerwig says.


Beauty and the Brain: The Emerging Field of Neuroaesthetics

Neuroaesthetics, an innovative but controversial new area of neuroscience research, has the potential to help us understand the ways our brain responds to art. But some remain skeptical of how much science can really tell us about aesthetic experiences. The Crimson surveys the state of the field on campus and beyond.

Widener Library

Building the Future: Creating a 21st-Century Campus on 17th-Century Foundations

From undergraduate House renewal to ambitious plans for the new Allston campus, Harvard is in a period of profound architectural transition. Crimson Arts takes a look at the history of Harvard's built environment and the possibilities for its future growth.

Martinez DJ

The Stories Behind the Sound: DJs at Harvard

The Crimson talks to some of the DJs who set the tone for Harvard's music scene.

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes Film Festival 2017

The Harvard Crimson sends its writer— Ethan B. Reichsman '18 —to the French Riviera to cover the Cannes Film Festival.

Art and Politics

Art & Politics

In this, our second annual themed supplement, The Crimson's Arts Board focuses on the intersections between art and politics. We survey this contested and contentious landscape by talking to artists, critics, writers, politicians, and economists on campus and beyond.

Joel Janowitz's Studio

Looking Local: Boston and Its Contemporary Art

Boston's contemporary art scene is often perceived as a backwater, simply a little sister to New York's. Yet the city has a cultural ecology all its own, one that benefits from a concentration of universities and a strong sense of local community, but that may now be threatened by rising costs of living. The Crimson takes an in-depth look at the area's artistic environment.

Family Studies

Drawing the Lines: Dividing and Reuniting Harvard’s Collections

As curators, students, and professors rethink the ways in which Harvard's collections are divided, new debates, new questions, and new philosophies of display have come to the fore at the University's museums of art, science, and culture.

Ryan F. Boyland's Poetry

An Articulate Art: Spoken Rhetoric in the Contemporary University

The place of spoken rhetoric in the liberal arts curriculum at Harvard remains uncertain, even as professors and students today use rhetoric as both a creative art and a practical skill.

Harvard Yard in 360

Harvard Yard in 360

Harvard Yard in 360

Glimpses of a New Reality

From the VES department to the i-lab, Harvard students and faculty are beginning to explore the potential of virtual reality, a new technology with the potential to create immersive environments. As challenges persist, many wonder whether the medium will transform reality as we know it or simply remain a novelty.

On Campus

Making Space: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Arts at Harvard

As Harvard’s undergraduate student body has grown ever more diverse, many challenges remain in making the University a fully inclusive institution for all those admitted. According to The Crimson’s annual survey of graduating seniors, students of color at Harvard are less likely to concentrate in the arts and humanities than their white peers. But both faculty and students say that making the arts more open has rarely been so important.

Arts 2016 Year-in-Review Cover

The Arts 2016 Year-in-Review

The Harvard Crimson reached out to its readers to rank 2016's best films, music, books, TV shows, campus theater productions, and more.