Visual Arts

‘Love Overrules’: Hank Willis Thomas Discusses Artistic Meaning at IOP Forum

Artist Hank Willis Thomas spoke about how love guides his artwork at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics forum on Monday. During the discussion — which was moderated by Harvard professor Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and co-hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project — Thomas discussed several of his major artistic works, including “The Embrace” and “Loverules.”

Harvard Prof. Eric Rentschler Sanctioned for Violating Sexual Harassment Policies

Germanic Languages and Literatures professor Eric Rentschler was placed on two-year administrative leave for violating the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ sexual and gender-based harassment and professional conduct policies, Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced in an internal email.​​​​​​​

Harvard Launches Black Film Project With 2 Prizes To Support Independent Filmmakers

Harvard announced the launch of the Black Film Project on Thursday, a new initiative established within the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research to support filmmakers with a focus on Black history and culture.

In Photos: Lunar New Year Parade in Boston's Chinatown

On Sunday, Jan. 29, thousands attended the Lunar New Year Parade through the streets of Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. The annual parade is hosted by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, and this year’s festivities featured eight Boston-area lion dance troupes.

‘The Effect’ Preview: ‘Love, Drugs, and Ethics’

“The Effect,” running Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 at the Loeb Ex, follows two volunteers in a clinical trial who fall in love. It aims for realism and an immersive, thought-provoking experience.

Drag Exhibit

An American Drag exhibit recently opened in Houghton Library.

After Agreeing to Repatriate Ponca Tomahawk, Peabody Museum Awaits Visit from Tribal Leaders

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology removed a pipe tomahawk that once belonged to Ponca chief Standing Bear from its collections last September, after calls for the museum to return the tomahawk to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma garnered international attention.

HDS Fellow Presents Art Exhibition on Cultural Activism and Identity

Taurean J. Webb, an instructor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a Harvard Divinity School fellow, presented a collaborative art exhibition called “Ye Shall Inherit the Earth & Faces of the Divine” at a virtual event sponsored by the Divinity School.

Why Artists Care About Ukraine

Putin’s unprovoked and inhumane attack relies on destroying a future world where Ukrainian artists can exist — and that is precisely why the current generation of musicians, poets, and artists from all over the world have stood up in support of Ukraine.

Edible Art 9

"Sage Sorbet," one of local artist Lisa Khachadurian's edible art creations. The piece is adorned with a Shakespeare quote that reads: “Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?”

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