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Articles: Arts

Map of New York City, 1895

This 1895 map of New York City was created by socialist activist Walter Vrooman, who hoped that by showing the "concrete socialism" of every street, park, school, public building, and public dock in red (and allowing private enterprises to recede into the white background), he might persuade readers that the rest of the map should be socialist as well. 

From the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center/Boston Public Library

Arts

Curator Garrett Dash Nelson ’09 on the Boston Public Library’s exhibition of “persuasive cartography” 

6.17.20

A Hasty Pudding Theatricals poster from 1910 showing a debutante curtseying

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals art from 1910, advertising Diana’s Debut
Image courtesy of the Harvard Theatre Collection

“Shingles” and other art of the Hasty Pudding from the Harvard Theatre Collection.

January-February 2020

A procession of women heading toward a lake

At the 2019 Artlake Festival in Germany, Chen (in red skirt) and artist Annique Delphine (pink skirt) lead Heal Her, a traveling workshop of collective storytelling and art for sexual-violence survivors.
Photograph by Molly Baber

Lena Chen transforms trauma into art and performance.

January-February 2020

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