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Stanley H. Ambrose, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, lectured on the behavioral differences between modern humans and Neanderthals, and the implication of those differences in the context of environmental degradation more than 70,000 years ago.
MFA Curator Stephanie Stepanek at a press review for "Goya: Order and Disorder. The Met loaned a couple of paintings for this exhibition.
The arts offer a unique example of a flowering cultural exchange and promising potential for collaboration between New York and Boston.
Édouard Manet, "The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil." The Met in New York loaned this painting to the MFA, Boston, after the Boston Bombing.
Volunteer Matt Simon holds a scorpion at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Families visited the I <3 Science Museum Festival on Saturday to learn from museum volunteers and Harvard University graduate students about rocks and minerals, microbiology, entomology and more.
Narayan Khandekar has been named the new director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums, replacing Henry Lie, who retired this past December.
Khandekar, who first came to the Harvard Art Museums in 2001, brings a scientific background to the position.
The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture are establishing an undergraduate student board tasked to promote museum engagement at the College.
Thomas W. Lentz, director of the Harvard Art Museums, visited the Fogg Museum during its renovation in 2013. Lentz will step down from his position this summer.
Last month saw the opening of the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery at the Hutchins Center, the first museum on Harvard’s campus dedicated solely to African and African American art. The inagural exhibition, creatively entitled Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy, seeks to capture the multifaceted components that make up African city life through modern art. Equipped only with the knowledge of this title—which itself, I have to admit, wasn’t especially descriptive—I decided it was time to check out the new installation, located next to Peet’s Coffee in Harvard Square.