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Articles: Arts

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


Borders from family Christmas letters, in Christmas seasonal motifs and colors

Borders from Christmas letters, courtesy of Schlesinger library

Origins of a beloved, bemoaned Yuletide tradition

November-December 2021

Photograph of the iconic Monticello, suggesting that Jefferson’s role as an owner of enslaved people needs to be made part of his history

Monticello dominates most Americans’ image of Thomas Jefferson…

Photograph by iStock

A powerful public history of slavery in America

November-December 2021

Specimen cicadas, a photograph of Harvard museum collections

Striking cicada specimens, from the museum holdings

Photograph by Diana Zlatanovski

Recent books with Harvard connections

November-December 2021

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Photograph courtes of Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta ’01 finds truth in the border between fact and fiction.

November-December 2021

Photo of President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Polarizing pick: President Donald Trump applauds newly confirmed associate justice Amy Coney Barrett, October 26, 2020.

Photograph by Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images


Linda Greenhouse on the 2020-2021 Supreme Court—and the changes to come

November-December 2021

Jason Bouldin at work on a painting in his studio

Jason Bouldin in his studio

Photograph by Thad Lee

Jason Bouldin makes the intangible tangible.

November-December 2021

Emily Broad Leib in front of produce

Emily Broad Leib at Cambridge’s Pemberton Farms

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Emily Broad Leib combats wasted food worldwide.

November-December 2021

Will Wilson, Diné, "Auto Immune Response: Confluence of Three Generations," 2015.

Will Wilson, Diné (b. San Francisco 1969), "Auto Immune Response: Confluence of Three Generations," 2015. 

Harvard Art Museums, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, 2021.19. © Will Wilson; image courtesy of the artist.

Harvard Art Museums exhibition explores the American military’s effect on its homeland.