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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.

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


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

Giant cartoonish elephant sculpture of Dr. Suess character Horton

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Evoking Horton Hears a Who
Photograph courtesy of Springfield Museums

Art, science, sports—and fanciful holiday lights—in central Massachusetts

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

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.


bold colorful figures, with one lying on a mother's lap

Mother’s Lap, by Katherine Bradford 

Image courtesy of the artists and the Harvard Carpenter Center

Harvard's Carpenter Center highlights works by Katherine Bradford and Diedrick Bracken

September-October 2021

Illustration of a ghostly green monster and two children looking scared

Scott Brundage’s 2016 book cover Swamp Scarefest

Image courtesy of the Norman Rockwell Museum

 “Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration,” at the Norman Rockwell Museum

September-October 2021

Horace D. Ballard

Horace D. Ballard
Photograph by Jeneene Chatowsky

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


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