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Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, a thirteenth-century Japanese icon made of wood with inlaid quartz eyes

Image courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial and promised gift of Walter C. Sedgwick in memory of Ellery Sedgwick Sr. and Ellery Sedgwick Jr., 2019.122.

Arts

A Harvard Art Museums exhibit reunites a thirteenth-century Japanese icon with artifacts it once held.

6.17.19

Photo of the colonial-era Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts

The seventeenth-century Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts
Photograph courtesy of the Fairbanks House

Dedham’s Fairbanks House: “the oldest wood-frame structure still standing in North America”

September-October 2019

The “Rocking Horse Graveyard,” in Lincoln, Massachusetts

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(1 of 8) The “Rocking Horse Graveyard,” in Lincoln, Massachusetts— “It’s a fun, whimsical thing with a flea- market feel,” Ocker says. “But at night it’s one of the creepiest sights on the planet.”
Photograph courtesy of J.W. Ocker/OTIS

Exploring New England’s more unusual sites with J.W. Ocker

September-October 2019

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W.E.C. Eustis’s library, with its bay window overlooking the locust allée

Photograph by Eric Roth/Courtesy of Historic New England

Historic New England’s Eustis Estate

July-August 2019

Photograph by Tommy LaVergne/Rice University

Currently dean of the Rice University School of Architecture, Whiting will assume her new post on July 1. 

4.17.19

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(1 of 9) Typography instructor Herbert Bayer’s design for a cinema (c. 1924-1925) is a stark contrast to the elaborate theaters of the 1920s.
Image courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums and Busch-Reisinger Museum, ©President and Fellows of Harvard College

Exploring the Bauhaus and Harvard

March-April 2019

Photograph by Matthew Monteith

A tribute to the art museums’ Calderwood Courtyard

March-April 2019

A serene and snowy moment in historic Portland

Photograph courtesy of Corey Templeton Photography

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

January-February 2019