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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

A bright and colorful historical map of Boston with details of streets, buildings, and green spaces

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(1 of 5) Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark, The Colour of an Old City: A Map of Boston, Decorative and Historical, 1926
Map courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

An exhibition maps the making of a metropolis.

2.18.20

Detail of a painting showing long grasses and the moon

Tani Bunchō, Grasses and Moon (detail), Japanese, Edo period, 1817.

Image: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Paintings from the Edo period convey “a powerful sense of there-ness.” 

2.13.20

Illuminated manuscript page

Manuscript courtesy of Houghton Library/Photograph by Harvard Library Imaging Services

Consequences of book-breaking

March-April 2020

Memorial Church exterior

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Memorial Church

Photograph by William Rittase/Courtesy of the Harvard University Archives

What William Rittase found when he came to Harvard in 1932

1.15.20

Cozy Map Room Tea Lounge with books, bar, and vaulted ceiling

The casual Map Room Tea Lounge offers “bar bites,” like the charcuterie board and tartines
Photograph by Binita Patel

 

The Boston Public Library’s cozy winter hideout

January-February 2020

Provincetown harbor in the winter

Provincetown’s winter harbor
Photograph by Age Fotostock/Alamy Stock Photo

Just enough art, culture, terrific food, and lively conversation....

January-February 2020

Clay head over wooden pill bottles with wires representing the impact of opioids on human beings

John Christian Anderson’s Sacrificial Lamb

Photograph by Will Howcroft

Revealing sculptures at the Fuller Craft Museum, in Brockton

January-February 2020

Photograph of artist Romare Bearden standing by an easel c. 1940

Bearden’s stance in this ca. 1940 photograph prefigures his self-portrait in his collage Artist With Model in Studio (shown below), painted three decades later.
Photograph by Sam Shaw, ca. 1940s / Courtesy of the Romare Bearden Foundation

Brief life of a textured artist: 1911-1988

January-February 2020