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Articles: Arts

Reginald Dwayne Betts seated in front of a black background

Reginald Dwayne Betts performs Felon: A play; A discourse during a virtual lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine 


Poet and lawyer—and MacArthur “genius”—Reginald Dwayne Betts on art and imprisonment


Painting: Carnations, Gillyvors, Willow

(1) Carnations. (2) Gillyvors. 
Perdita: The fairest flower o' the season
Are our Carnations and streaked Gillyvors, 
Which some call Nature's bastards 
Winter's Tale, Act IV, sc. 4 

(3) Willow. 
Queen: There is a Willow grows aslant a brook, 
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream. 
There on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clamoring to hang, an envious sliver broke. 
Hamlet, Act IV, sc. 7 

Artwork by Rosa M. Towne and photograph by Edward Tabor 

The discovery of Rosa M. Towne’s paintings in the Harvard Botanical Museum


Dramatic photograph of volatile hurricane waves, by artist Clifford Ross

Hurricane LXXXIV

©Clifford Ross/courtesy of the Portland Museum of Art

Stunning works by Clifford Ross at the Portland Museum of Art 

November-December 2021

The stein-laden mahogany back bar, and original 1935 booths at the landmark restaurant The Student Prince

The stein-laden mahogany back bar, and original 1935 booths featuring animal antler sconces

Photograph courtesy of The Student Prince

A Springfield, Massachusetts, tradition lives on

November-December 2021

The red brick former arsenal built in 1850 that now houses the Springfield armory museum

The 1850 former arsenal that now houses the armory museum

Photograph by Stan Tess/Alamy Stock Photo

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

November-December 2021

Giant cartoonish elephant sculpture of Dr. Suess character Horton

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Evoking Horton Hears a Who
Photograph courtesy of Springfield Museums

Art, science, sports—and fanciful holiday lights—in central Massachusetts

November-December 2021

Borders from family Christmas letters, in Christmas seasonal motifs and colors

Borders from Christmas letters, courtesy of Schlesinger library

Origins of a beloved, bemoaned Yuletide tradition

November-December 2021

Jason Bouldin at work on a painting in his studio

Jason Bouldin in his studio

Photograph by Thad Lee

Jason Bouldin makes the intangible tangible.

November-December 2021

Will Wilson, Diné, "Auto Immune Response: Confluence of Three Generations," 2015.

Will Wilson, Diné (b. San Francisco 1969), "Auto Immune Response: Confluence of Three Generations," 2015. 

Harvard Art Museums, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, 2021.19. © Will Wilson; image courtesy of the artist.

Harvard Art Museums exhibition explores the American military’s effect on its homeland.