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Agassiz House
On Campus

Agassiz Name on Harvard Campus Honors Not Louis Agassiz, But Wife and Son

A recent lawsuit accusing former zoology professor Louis Agassiz of using photos of slaves to promote racist ideologies has reignited conversations about his name and legacy, but, Harvard staff say the Agassiz name on campus honors the contributions of his wife and son rather than his own.

Harvard Art Museums
Letters

Mothers of Opioid Victims Urge Harvard to Remove Sackler Name, Bacow Refuses

The mothers’ efforts to pressure the University come at a time when other prestigious institutions that have received donations from the Sacklers are grappling with similar entreaties from activists.

Bauhaus Household Objects Still
On Campus

Harvard Art Museums Celebrate Bauhaus Centennial

The exhibit’s 200 works by 74 artists encapsulate the diversity of both the Bauhaus and of Harvard’s own collection, which is typically housed at the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

Rhytons and Bowls
Museums

Rhytons and Bowls

Rhytons and bowls are on display at the Harvard Art Museums’ new exhibit, “Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.”

Faux Fungus
On Campus

Faux Fungus

Models of rotten apples made from wax and glass are intended, according to their creator, to showcase the beauty that a supposedly spoiled object can hold.

Soyoung Lee Portrait
On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Soyoung Lee

At the Harvard Art Museums, Lee will oversee three curatorial divisions: Asian and Mediterranean Art, European and American Art, and Modern and Contemporary Art.

rowland-pdf
Visual Arts

rowland-pdf

One of Rowland’s works currently on view at The Harvard Art Museums in Gallery 1120.

Museums

‘Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time’ Holds True to Its Name

“Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time,” which runs through Jan. 13 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, features a diverse collection of textile-inspired artworks of different mediums, created by contemporary artists from around the world. The exhibit strives to “explore the ways in which the art of the past continues to inspire artists now” and executes this goal perfectly. Each piece is distinctive from the others, and ties together both old and new elements of textile art in a novel way.

Visual Arts

‘Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time’ Holds True to Its Name

Even for non-contemporary art enthusiasts, this exhibit is a must-see. Though the exhibit itself is not large, it leaves a powerful impression on the viewer that will last well beyond the walls of the museum. “Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time” truly lives up to its name, beautifully demonstrating how art can break barriers and connect people across time and across cultures.

Día de los Muertos Altar
College

Harvard Affiliates Munch on 'Bread of the Dead' at Peabody Museum Día de los Muertos Party

Guests munched on “bread of the dead” and sipped Mexican hot chocolate while listening to musical performances at the Harvard Peabody Museum's Día de los Muertos party Thursday.

Winnie The Pooh MFA
Museums

An Invitation to Play: The MFA Winnie-the-Pooh Exhibition

It’s loud, exciting, and stimulating, and this emphasis on interplay — and play itself — is no accident. Wall text abounds with descriptions of collaboration between the Milne-Shepard families, as well as the subtlety of “Winnie-the-Pooh’s” educational agenda.

Winnie The Pooh MFA
Museums

Winnie The Pooh MFA

Ernest Howard Shepard, ‘The bees are getting suspicious’, Winnie‑the‑Pooh chapter 1, p. 15, 1926. Pencil on paper.

Propaganda Postcards
Museums

Propaganda Postcards

5th Camp Dux, Opera Balilla, 1935. Lithograph (divided back). Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Promised gift of Leonard A. Lauder.

Propaganda Postcards
Visual Arts

Propaganda Postcards Tell a Story of Societal Fragmentation and Unity

Located in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibit “The Art of Influence: Propaganda Postcards from the Era of World Wars” transports viewers back to this time and invites them to perceive the energy, diversity, and gravity of this brusque, now-primitive form of media.

False Narratives
Visual Arts

False Narratives

“The Art of Influence: Propaganda Postcards from the Era of the World Wars” is an exhibit at the MFA which looks at the way graphic art and design has been used as propaganda.

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