Harvard Squared

A guide to the arts and culture, history, cuisine, and natural beauty of Cambridge, Boston, and beyond.
Image of a bat depicting the love-hate relationship associated with the creatures

Bats, In Fact

Peabody Essex Museum dispels negative myths around these nocturnal creatures 

by Nell Porter Brown

Large tapestry featuring colorful woven saris and metal bells

Fresh Takes on the Caribbean

The ICA/Boston's exhibit offers views from the diaspora  

by Nell Porter Brown

Wintry Portsmouth at sunset

No Sleepy Coastal Town

Visiting Portsmouth in winter

by Nell Porter Brown

blue morph buttery on pink orchid

Free to Fly

A wintry weekend jaunt to Deerfield, Massachusetts

by Nell Porter Brown

stack of flannel shirts

Snuggling Up in the Square

There’s nowhere quite like Harvard Square during the holidays

by Kara Baskin

restored interior of the African Meeting House

The Good Fight

A Boston museum highlights historic black activism.

by Nell Porter Brown

classical musicians performing a concert

Boston Baroque at 50

The early music orchestra offers holiday and other concerts this season

by Nell Porter Brown

Abstract photographs of colored lights, hands, and swirls

Lighting the World

Ellen Carey's pioneering photographs, New Britain Museum of American Art

by Nell Porter Brown

New Impressions

Explore Boston’s cultural institutions through immersive exhibits and offerings.

by Kara Baskin

“The Wonder Out There”

Rambling around the Quabbin Reservoir

by Nell Porter Brown

People playing stringed instruments

A festival along the Charles River, Gatsby at the A.R.T. , artist LaToya Hobbs at the Harvard Art Museum—and more

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