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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 

Arts

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

10.6.21

“/Gaishay focusing the camera,” a photograph taken during a 1957-58 ethnographic expedition in Namibia, shows three indigenous boys, one standing behind a camera on a tripod

“/Gaishay focusing the camera,” a photograph taken during a 1957-58 ethnographic expedition in Namibia.

Photograph is a gift of Laurence K. Marshall and Lorna J. Marshall © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM2001.29.15489

Seeking mentorship as a student of color, and finding a calling in the arts

September-October 2021

Joy Buolamwini dons a white mask in order to be visible to facial recognition software in the film Coded Bias.

Artificial-intelligence researcher Joy Buolamwini dons a white mask in the film Coded Bias to make herself visible to facial recognition software.

Film still by 7th Empire Media

Data journalist Meredith Broussard on “the civil-rights issue of our time”

8.2.21

A group photo of the four Harvard undergraduates, including the author, with their project adviser and two local, older mentors

The team with mentors (from left): Kale Catchings, Percy Green, Saul Glist, Robin McDowell, Catie Barr, Jamala Rogers, and the author.

Photograph courtesy of Che R. Applewhaite

The Undergraduate learns about making knowledge mutual.

May-June 2021

Several Harvard Computers and Radcliffe students pose for a photograph together, seated at desks and sitting on the floor

Harvard Computers and Radcliffe students in 1925
Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Library Archives 

Alumni scientist-filmmakers bring the Harvard Computers’ story to the screen.

3.23.21

In a still from "The Painter and the Thief," the male thief watches the female artist at work.

A still from The Painter and the Thief
From the film

A short list of fine 
documentaries and feature films 

2.10.21

Photo of the exterior of Coolidge Corner Theater, with its vertical red neon sign.

Coolidge Corner Theater offers small-group rentals.

Photograph courtesy of Coolidge Corner Theater

Greater Boston’s small cinemas strive to engage film-goers during the pandemic.

March-April 2021

Artist Shen Wei in his studio amid his large-scale abstract paintings

Shen Wei in his New York studio, 2014

Photograph by Jeffrey Sturges

“Shen Wei: Painting in Motion,” at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

March-April 2021

Photo of a cheerleader group composed of elderly women, all in red tops and white skirts, with pompoms

A senior cheer group

Photograph courtesy of Lance Oppenheim

Documentarian Lance Oppenheim explores life in The Villages.

March-April 2021