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Producer Jeff Schaffer sits between star Larry David (left) and another cast member on the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” set.

Jeff Schaffer (in the center) on the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm with its star, Larry David, and fellow cast members

Photograph by John P. Johnson/HBO


TV writer and producer Jeff Schaffer on how to be funny


A photograph of art historian Cassandra Albinson next to a photograph of a portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour applying pink rouge to her cheeks

Cassandra Albinson

Photograph by Stu Rosner; Painting: Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1750) by François Boucher/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles E. Dunlap

A curator takes a fresh look at portraits of aristocratic European women.

January-February 2021

Painting of three pairs of worn, heavy shoes by Vincent van Gogh

Three Pairs of Shoes by Vincent van Gogh

Image courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Redrawing community at Harvard

January-February 2021

Shelby Meyerhoff's photographic self-portrait of her head and shoulders transformed with body paints into a blue-ringed octopus

Shelby Meyerhoff uses body paint and photography to transform herself into creatures and scenes from the natural world. Photograph: a blue-ringed octopus

Photograph courtesy of Shelby Meyerhoff

Shelby Meyerhoff’s liminal, liberating body painting

January-February 2021

Three people in 1950s New York

New York, by Robert Frank, negative 1955-56
Courtesy of the Addison Gallery of American Art

“Robert Frank: The Americans,” at the Addison Gallery of American Art

January-February 2021

A selection from the Forbes Pigment Collection

Photograph by Caitlin Cunningham/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Musuems/©President and Fellows of Harvard College

Harvard’s world-famous collection of colors can now be enjoyed from home. 


Photograph of Edo era fan depicting Mount Fuji and Mount Tsukuba on alternate sides

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg

This folding fan enfolds two sacred mountains.

November-December 2020

Groovy clocks from The Glass House

Photograph courtesy of The Glass House

Holiday gifts that support the arts

November-December 2020

Claude Monet's painting of clouds, fields, and poplars

Meadow with Poplars (circa 1875)

Claude Monet/Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts

Winter exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts

November-December 2020