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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

Stargaze at the Museum of Science
Museums

Stargaze at the Museum of Science

Enjoy a great view of the stars at the Gilliland Observatory free of charge on Friday evenings. The observatory is located on the roof of the Boston Museum of Science's parking garage.

Fogg Reopening
On Campus

Fogg Reopening

After undergoing several years of construction, the Fogg Museum is expected to reopen in the fall of 2014. The reconstruction of the museum is part of a larger initiative to merge Harvard’s art collection into one building.

Fogg Reopening
On Campus

Today in Photos (03/12/2014)

Fogg
Museums

After Lengthy Wait, Harvard Art Museums Will Open Renovated Building in November

The reconstructed building, which expands total gallery space to 43,000 square feet, will include six levels of public space, a new glass roof, and new resources and spaces for teaching, exhibition, and research.

Poster Child
Museums

New Exhibit Explores History and Science of Human Dissection

A new exhibit in the Science Center showcases human body parts and historical objects related to the science of dissection and anatomy.

Museums

New Exhibit Remembers Passenger Pigeon 100 Years After Extinction

On Saturday, the Harvard Museum of Natural History opened a new exhibit to mark the 100th anniversary of Martha’s death and the extinction of the passenger pigeon.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board