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During her Norton Lectures, Laurie Anderson plays a violin of her own invention.

During her Norton Lectures, Laurie Anderson sometimes dances with herself or plays a violin of her own invention.
Screenshot by Lily Scherlis

Arts

Artist Laurie Anderson delivers her fifth virtual Norton Lecture on Wednesday.

11.8.21

Stuart Little holding a hat and cane

Stuart Little, with hat and cane. The idea of a mouse being "born" into a human family proved controversial in 1945. In later additions, he merely "arrived."

Photograph courtesy of Houghton Library; Illustration by Garth Williams

“Animals Are Us” contextualizes Houghton’s new treasures.

11.24.21

spalding as "Iphigenia of the Open Tense" in production previews at MASS MoCA

spalding as "Iphigenia of the Open Tense" in production previews at MASS MoCA

Photograph by Jon Fine

Two jazz legends collaborate on an operatic reimagination of a Greek tragedy.

11.18.21

During her Norton Lectures, Laurie Anderson plays a violin of her own invention.

During her Norton Lectures, Laurie Anderson sometimes dances with herself or plays a violin of her own invention.
Screenshot by Lily Scherlis

Artist Laurie Anderson delivers her fifth virtual Norton Lecture on Wednesday.

11.8.21

The staircase inside of Harvard COOP

The main staircase inside the renovated Harvard COOP, with updated signage.

Photograph by Kristina DeMichele/Harvard Magazine

Adapting to new conditions—but books are still a “core business”

10.27.21

Photo of Carolyn Gold and the cover of her book, When I Died

Carolyn Gold intended her book to be a resource for other brain-injury patients.

Photograph courtesy of Carolyn Gold; photo collage by Niko Yaitanes

Alumna Carolyn Gold on finding a “new self” after West Nile encephalitis

10.14.21

Reginald Dwayne Betts seated in front of a black background

Reginald Dwayne Betts performs Felon: A play; A discourse during a virtual lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine 

Poet and lawyer—and MacArthur “genius”—Reginald Dwayne Betts on art and imprisonment

10.6.21

Painting: Carnations, Gillyvors, Willow

(1) Carnations. (2) Gillyvors. 
Perdita: The fairest flower o' the season
Are our Carnations and streaked Gillyvors, 
Which some call Nature's bastards 
Winter's Tale, Act IV, sc. 4 

(3) Willow. 
Queen: There is a Willow grows aslant a brook, 
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream. 
There on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clamoring to hang, an envious sliver broke. 
Hamlet, Act IV, sc. 7 

Artwork by Rosa M. Towne and photograph by Edward Tabor 

The discovery of Rosa M. Towne’s paintings in the Harvard Botanical Museum

10.6.21

Dramatic photograph of volatile hurricane waves, by artist Clifford Ross

Hurricane LXXXIV

©Clifford Ross/courtesy of the Portland Museum of Art

Stunning works by Clifford Ross at the Portland Museum of Art 

November-December 2021