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Articles: Arts

An older couple standing in a large room filled with pianos

Patricia and Edmund Michael Frederick have been collecting and restoring historical pianos since the 1970s.

Photograph by Jim Harrison


An instrument restorer’s beautiful obsession


Blanche Calloway spreading her arms during a performance

Blanche Calloway, in her element

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Theater Collection

The success and struggles of a pioneering musician

May-June 2022

Anna Soltys Morse (red shirt, gray pants) performing hand-to-hand acrobatics with other cast members of the outdoor show Branché

Photograph by Christopher Duggan

Anna Soltys Morse and the art of hand-to-hand flying

May-June 2022

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

Philanthropist Edwin Binney with Helen Willard, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection

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(1 of 4) Edwin Binney with Helen Willard, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection, at the exhibition opening for “The Romantic Ballet” in 1966. 

Image courtesy of the Harvard Theatre Collection

Brief life of a philanthropic art collector: 1925-1986

January-February 2021

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago


Three fiddlers playing

Photograph by Ryan Carollo

Contra dancing, Balkan music, sea chanteys—and more!

March-April 2020

Dancers on stage

The Kupermans choreographed the 2019 musical Alice By Heart, a retelling of Alice in Wonderland set during the London Blitz
Photograph by Deen Van Meer

The brothers Kuperman—choreographers, directors, and storytellers

January-February 2020

La Fábrica's nightclub in Central Square, Cambridge

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(1of 6) A vibrant nightclub scene at La Fábrica 

Photograph by Isabel Lopez/Courtesy of La Fábrica

La Fábrica’s Latin-Caribbean flair

November-December 2019