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A still image from the film, This is Love, showing Rudy Love in shadowed profile

InThis is Love,filmmakers John Alexander and JC Guest document Rudy Love’s scattered, euphoric, tumultuous life.

Image courtesy of The Love Story LLC

Arts

John Alexander follows the ups and downs of funk musician Rudy Love.

4.10.20

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(1 of 5) Untitled, Toni Morrison, 2006 by Robert McCurdy

© Robert McCurdy/National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Ian M. and Annette P. Cumming

 

Alumnus-commissioned paintings of global luminaries are now a landmark gift to the National Portrait Gallery.

5.27.20

Circa 1853 photograph of Lawman Captain Harry Love and two of his California Rangers, the state's first law-enforcement agency

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(1 of 3) Lawman Captain Harry Love and two of his California Rangers (the state’s first law-enforcement agency), circa 1853

Photograph courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum

“Gold Rush: Daguerreotypes of Early California,” at the Peabody Essex Museum

May-June 2020

A replica of a textile mill shows life-like statues of workers.

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(1 of 3) Exhibits, like this replica of a textile-mill floor, reveal long days of grueling work on dangerous mill machinery.

Photograph courtesy of the Museum of Work & Culture

Woonsocket’s historic French-Canadian community

May-June 2020

Scenic view of historic Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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(1of 7) Old Slater Mill site

Photograph courtesy of Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Tracing America’s industrial roots in the Blackstone River Valley

May-June 2020

Margaret Mee painting of yellow trumpet tree

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(1 of 8) Margaret Mee, Tabebuia umbellata, the yellow trumpet tree. Cult. São Paulo, Proc. Butantã, August 1964

Image courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection.

Botanical bounty at Dumbarton Oaks

May-June 2020

Our favorite stories about Harvard’s rich museums and collections

4.7.20

Photograph of Emily Dickinson’s family home, The Homestead, an elegant wooden building

At The Homestead

Photograph by Norman Eggert/Alamy Stock Photo

Delving into the world of Emily Dickinson

March-April 2020

Painting of a young woman standing at a French window, looking at a verdant garden

At the French Windows. The Artist’s Wife, (1897), by Laurits Andersen Ring

Courtesy of the Bruce Museum

Images that help unveil the truth of what we can see

March-April 2020