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Articles: Arts

William Tamplin in his Marine Corps dress blues uniform

Translator William Tamplin joined the Marine Corps earlier this year. 

Photograph courtesy of William Tamplin


William Tamplin, Ph.D. ’20,  on the lyricism and secrecy of an Arabic literary pioneer 


Roman statue of Diomedes with babies crawling on it

Augustin Pajou (French, 1730–1809), Diomède assailli par les Troyens, son écuyer tué à côté de lui (Diomedes Assaulted by the Trojans, His Horseman Killed at His Side), 1756. Black ink, gray wash, black chalk, and red wash. 59.3 × 84.8 cm. Musée du Louvre, Departement des Arts graphiques, RF 40437, TL42421.2.

Image: © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Martine Beck-Coppola/Art Resource, NY.

“Dare to Know” exhibition highlights nuances in the age of reason.


Wisteria in Pebble Garden at Dumbarton Oaks

Wisteria in Pebble Garden at Dumbarton Oaks

Photograph courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

The art of conserving an historic garden at Dumbarton Oaks


colorful painting detailing birch trees

Birches Over Pine (1966)

Painting courtesy of the Shelburne Museum

 Exhibit at Vermont's Shelburne Museum offers beauty and vitality

September-October 2022

Photograph of William Randall playing guitar in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971

William Randall channels Andrés Segovia, in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971
Photograph courtesy of the subject

An affecting reunion, and Houghton Library accessible to all

September-October 2022

Charles Berlin in the division's offices, surrounded by shipments of new material
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Charles Berlin and 60 years of collecting for Harvard Library

September-October 2022

Cruising on the schooner Argia 

Photograph courtesy of Argia Mystic Cruises

Visiting Mystic, Connecticut

July-August 2022

Abstract image of swirls and darts in browns, reds, and grays

Helio-Centric III, 1993

Painting ©Mildred Thompson/Courtesy of the New Britain Museum of American Art

Mildred Thompson's abstract vision

July-August 2022

Landscape painting of wide sky and golden field with trees in the distance

Crow’s Nest (1984), by Lanford Monroe

Images courtesy of the Museum of American Bird Art/Mass Audubon

A Concord Museum and Mass Audubon exhibit on William Brewster celebrates a new wildlife sanctuary 

July-August 2022