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Jorie Graham’s challenging lyrics use language to give readers the experience of the poem. 

9.20.18

(Click to see full image) “Stop Police Killings, Selma, 1965,” by Steve Schapiro
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Aquisition of Photographs. 2018.115

A fresh look at the writer’s work and influences

9.19.18

Sandler relishes having her office within MoMA.

Photograph courtesy of Alexis Sandler

Solving legal challenges at MoMA

September-October 2018

Nighttime in the North End

Photograph by Dennis Tangney Jr./Getty Images

“Stories the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want you to hear”

September-October 2018

Image gift of Laurence K. Marshall and Lorna J. Marshall ©President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. PM# 2001.29.641

Family snapshots of living off the land, in the Kalahari

September-October 2018

Students at the Graduate School of Design created the lion’s share of posters used by student activists in 1969.

Poster courtesy of the Harvard University Archives

An exhibit on Harvard in 1969 opens at Pusey Library this fall.

September-October 2018

A 1944 map of the beaches of Iwo Jima, donated by a Harvard staff member who served in the U.S. assault on the island 

Courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

Maps can be applied to straightforward ends; they can also be fanciful, surprising, or plain weird. 

8.17.18

An art installation designed by local architect Haydee Casellas sits in the center of “Passports: Lives in Transit,” created with glass plates and dozens of passports purchased by the curators on eBay.  

Photograph by Brandon J. Dixon/Harvard Magazine

Houghton exhibit documents “the dream of a globalized world.”

8.1.18

Harvard recently acquired one of Nam June Paik's most famous works, TV Buddha (Bronze Seated Buddha). “I think he is interested in the confrontation between this ancient figure and modern technology, or religion and the secular," says Marina Isgro, who helped curate the exhibit. "But I think he's also really interested in the idea of time and the infinite, or an eternal loop.”

Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Hakuta Family

Recent acquisitions at the Harvard Art Museums train a fresh lens on photography and video art.

7.31.18