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A spoof passport written in Spanglish for the fictional country El Spirit Republic of Puerto Rico, with a domino in place of a national seal on its cover

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(1 of 12) Adál Maldonado’s The Passport, 1995, from the series The Spirit Republic of Puerto Rico.

Transfer from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Gift of the artist, 2012.178. © ADзL. Image courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Arts

The ubiquity of movement across man-made borders

10.7.19

A magician and comedian doing a card trick with an audience member

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(1 of 4) Harrison Greenbaum’s What Just Happened? combines his two creative obsessions: comedy and magic.  

Photograph by Todd Seidenberg

For Harrison Greenbaum, it began with “Pick a card….”

November-December 2019

Harvard education dean Bridget Terry Long and Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey Dunn with a group of Muppets

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(1 of 5) Harvard Graduate School of Education dean Bridget Terry Long and Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey Dunn pose with Ernie, Bert, Grover, Elmo, Count von Count, and Abby Cadabby.

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Sesame Street celebrates a 50-year collaboration with Harvard.

10.4.19

Five flutists playing together on stage

Claire Chase (left, on contrabass flute) and students (Jessica Shand, Jennifer Wang, Mai Nguyen, and Taiga Ultan), all on flutes, play a work by Vijay Iyer during the ArtLab's opening celebration.
Photograph by Karen Philippi/Courtesy of the ArtLab

The ArtLab debuts.

9.20.19

A stage set from “The Bridges of Madison County”

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(1 of 4) Mak designed lighting for a 2019 staging of The Bridges of Madison County by the Philadelphia Theater Company.

Photograph by Rich Hein

Lighting and set designer Elizabeth Mak communicates stories.

September-October 2019

Haworth Tompkins principal Steve Tompkins and American Repertory Theater’s Bloom artistic director Diane Paulus

Courtesy of A.R.T.

U.K.-based Haworth Tompkins to design its first U.S. building

6.5.19

The American Repertory Theater will remain at the Loeb Drama Center, on Brattle Street in Cambridge, for several more years, before moving to a new performing-arts center planned in Allston.

Photograph by John Phelan/Wikimedia

A $100-million gift catalyzes a surprising theater relocation.

2.28.19

Exterior of the ArtLab

Photograph by Clare O’Keefe

An “interdisciplinary laboratory devoted to creativity, innovation, collaboration, and connection” 

2.25.19

A serene and snowy moment in historic Portland

Photograph courtesy of Corey Templeton Photography

Enjoying Portland, Maine, in the “off-season”

January-February 2019