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Articles: Arts

Painting of masted ships on the ocean

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(1 of 3) Ship America on the Grand Banks, circa 1800, by Michele Felice Cornè

©2014 Peabody Essex Museum

Arts

From oceanic voyages to romping in the waves, a new exhibit explores relationships to water.

6.9.21

Screenshot of Sherri Ann Charleston and Annette Gordon-Reed in conversation

Sherri Ann Charleston (left) and Annette Gordon-Reed

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her unusually personal book on the holiday.

6.15.21

Photo of cast of The Hot Wing King

The cast of The Hot Wing King

Photograph by Monique Carbon.

The Hot Wing King wins the 2021 prize for drama.

6.11.21

Horace D. Ballard

Horace D. Ballard
Photograph by Jeneene Chatowsky

Horace D. Ballard will direct American art collections at the museums.

6.10.21

Painting of masted ships on the ocean

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(1 of 3) Ship America on the Grand Banks, circa 1800, by Michele Felice Cornè

©2014 Peabody Essex Museum

From oceanic voyages to romping in the waves, a new exhibit explores relationships to water.

July-August 2021

Sisters Vanessa and Casey White in the kitchen of their company, Jaju Pierogi

Honoring their Polish heritage, sisters Vanessa and Casey White launched Jaju Pierogi in 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Jaju Pierogi

Two sisters’ culinary venture honors their Polish American roots.

July-August 2021

Aerial view of historic downtown New Bedford buildings

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(1 of 3) An aerial view of downtown New Bedford highlights historic buildings, which include the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and its cupola. 

Dennis Tangney Jr./Istock

Exploring the coastal fishing hub’s history, architecture, parks, and arts scene

July-August 2021

Illustration of open doors, tied to concept of commitment instead of just seeking opportunities

Photograph by iStock

Pete Davis expands on his Commencement address.

July-August 2021

The front and back of a die-cut trade card shaped like a donkey that was used to advertise coffee. When the card is flipped over, the viewer can see that there is a boy riding on the donkey's back.

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Trade cards courtesy of the Baker Library Historical Collections/Harvard Business School

A nineteenth-century advertising medium traces the rise of consumer culture.

July-August 2021