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Earth Science Week
Museums

Earth Science Week

Teresa L. Kernan looks at rocks and crystals on exhibition for Earth Science Week at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Earth Science Week
Museums

Earth Science Week

Malachite is on an exhibition for Earth Science Week at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Earth Science Week
Museums

Natural History Museum Celebrates Earth Science Week

Scientists and researchers at Harvard’s museums shared their knowledge of fossils, gems, and other geological artifacts with the public this week as a part of Earth Science Week.

Art Museum Forum
Museums

Art Museum Forum

In anticipation of the reopening of Harvard Art Museums, Thomas W. Lentz, Glenn D. Lowry, Jennifer L. Roberts, and Paul Ha explore the role of art museums in the digital age and the importance of atmospheric aesthetics in shaping the viewer’s experience during Thursday night's forum.

Art Museum Forum
Visual Arts

Faust Panel Argues for Art Museums' Importance on Campuses

University President Drew G. Faust and several art specialists agreed on the importance of art museums on university campuses at a panel discussion Thursday afternoon.

Hands-on history
Museums

Archaeology Fair Sheds Light on Harvard of Yore

Fair participants dug in Harvard Yard, played a Mesoamerican ballgame, and studied 17th century Harvard relics, among other activities.

Peabody
Museums

Pioneering Anthropologist, Prolific Teacher, Dies

Former Chair of the Anthropology Department Irven DeVore, who taught generations of Harvard undergraduates a lotteried class popularly known as “Sex”, died last week at age 80.

Peabody
Museums

Earth Movers

Archaeology is alive and kicking in the Boston area. At Harvard, a hands-on course in the Anthropology Department allows students to dig up artifacts in their own backyard. Meanwhile, the City of Boston Archaeology Program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage with the city’s historical legacy.

Museums

Slive Remembered as Engaging Professor, Prolific Scholar, and Warm Presence

Seymour Slive, a former director of the Fogg Art Museum and fine arts professor emeritus, died on June 14 at the age of 93.

Rothko and Holyoke
Museums

Art Museums Will Display Digitally Restored Rothko Murals in Inaugural Exhibition

Including the five murals commissioned by the University, the exhibition will display 38 of Rothko’s works created between 1961 and 1962 and many of the artist’s related studies on paper and canvas.

Calderwood Courtyard Fogg Museum
Museums

Calderwood Courtyard Fogg Museum

The ceiling of the Calderwood Courtyard has been remade using glass to allow a more natural inflow of light for the exhibits. The Harvard Art Museums are scheduled to be reopened in the fall of 2014.

Calderwood Courtyard Fogg Museum
Museums

Restored Calderwood Courtyard Ready for Art Museums Opening

Awash in natural light and surrounded by the collections of the three Harvard Art Museums, the renovated and revitalized Calderwood Courtyard stands ready to once again serve as the heart of the museums when they reopen on Nov. 16.

Museums

Harvard Sculptures Unveiled for Harvard Art Museums Members

As flowers begin to peak out on campus, many of Harvard’s most recognizable sculptures have also emerged from their winter covers—just in time for a tour of the Yard’s public art works, hosted by Harvard Art Museums on Friday.

Fogg Reopening
Museums

Event Offers Glimpse Into New Harvard Art Museums

The night marked the fourth and final installment of “In-Sight Evening: Preparing for the New Harvard Art Museums,” an event series that began in 2012.

Fogg
Museums

Student Board Will Help Connect Art Museums, Students

In preparation for its reopening this fall, the Harvard Art Museums will create a student advisory board composed of graduate and undergraduate students to serve as its connection to the student body.

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

Understanding Faith
Columns

Understanding Faith