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A rehearsal scene from The Squirrel Plays

Courtesy of Olivia Munk

Arts

A graduate’s foray into the “real world” of fringe theater

7.19.18

Among the museum's “Ugly Truth” figures are Aunt Jemima and golliwogs.

Harvard Magazine/NPB

The National Black Doll Museum

May-June 2018

Abbi of Bacabi (1978), among Cannon’s last and unfinished works

Image © 2017 Estate of T. C. Cannon.

Works by T.C. Cannon at the Peabody Essex Museum

May-June 2018

Sleeper’s summer home sprawls across Eastern Point, with views of Gloucester Harbor.

Photograph by Eric Roth/Courtesy of Historic New England

A sprawling house museum celebrates decorative arts and the creative spirit of Henry Davis Sleeper.

May-June 2018

Photograph courtesy of Jack Lueders-Booth/Gallery Kayafas

For seven years, Jack Lueders-Booth (above, left) visited the Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Framingham to teach a photography workshop several days each month. Roaming the grounds, he took women prisoners’ portraits with Polaroid, Leica, and medium-format film cameras, documenting scenes from daily life.

 

The portraits in Jack Lueders-Booth’s 40-year-old series feel even more vivid today.


May-June 2018

Sunset in Sampela, a village standing a few hundred yards from land in southwestern Indonesia. The nearest sizable island with an airstrip is a two-hour boat ride away.
Photograph by David Hu

In Indonesia, the Bajau fishermen’s way of life is under pressure.

May-June 2018

Willi Baumeister, Growth of the Crystals II | Wachstum der Kristalle II, 1947/52. Oil with resin and putty on hardboard.
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Partial gift of Felicitas Baumeister and Jochen Gutbrod and purchase through the generosity of the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2016.211. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College. 

Taking stock of an overlooked cohort of artists: those who, during World War II, stayed in Germany—and survived

2.9.18

April’s Little Poland Festival

Courtesy of the Little Poland Festival, New Britain, Connecticut

New Britain’s “Little Poland” and museum of American art

March-April 2018

A flyer Gorey illustrated for a 1952 Poets' Theatre performance.

Edward Gorey/ Announcement for The Poets’ Theatre performance in Fogg Museum Court, May, 1952/ Offset lithography on paper, 5 1/2 x 14 in./©The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust

Edward Gorey’s own art collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum

March-April 2018