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Visual Arts

Nickel-Old-Eon: Examining the Deeper Messages in Our Childhood Cartoons

Arts Blog examines the lasting values and influence of iconic cartoon episodes and attempts to contextualize them “in a modern lens.” This week, we examine the classic “Rock A Bye Bi-Valve”

VennDiagram-Monae
Visual Arts

Claude Monet v. Janelle Monae

Both: Better than Tyga

Mallory Weiss portrait
Music

The Creationists

The work produced by undergraduates who are awarded creative theses varies widely with regard to medium as well as subject matter. But these students are united by a belief that creative work is just as valid a way of demonstrating scholarly excellence as critical work.

Grand Budapest Hotel
Visual Arts

The Other Wes Andersons

Everyone knows Wes Anderson has a penchant for framing, but how should we define his style and place it in directorial history?

On Campus

"Quilts and Color" at the MFA

The exhibit focuses on color theory and abstraction, pairing intricate quilts in riotous colors with the works of 20th-century modernist painters. The result is a beautifully vibrant presentation that makes the art of quilting accessible, compelling, and even—dare we say it—cool.

On Campus

Minoo Emami: An Iranian Artist on War and Its Victims

Emami’s paintings are arresting, each depicting a prosthetic limb in stark relief against a pitch-black background.

Cabot Picture
Music

Artistic Appraisals: A Housing Day Video Critique

The further away the critics and film historians of Arts Blog get from Housing Day, the more significance the videos seem to garner in our eyes. The residents of Lowell, Eliot, and Cabot all receive rave reviews for their evocations of master auteurs in the second installment of this Housing Video retrospective. Look out for Parts 3 and 4 over the weekend.

Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck
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Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck

Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck was the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College in 1665. His portrait hangs in Annenberg Hall.

David L. Evans
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David L. Evans

When David L. Evans began working in the Admissions Office in 1970, fifteen times more African-American undergraduates matriculated at Harvard than in the previous 334 years. He was awarded the FAS Administrative Prize in 2002. His portrait hangs in Lamont Library.

Harold Amos
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Harold Amos

Harold Amos served as the first Medical School department chair beginning in 1968. His portrait hangs at the Harvard Medical School.

Annemarie Schimmel
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Annemarie Schimmel

As a Professor of Indo-Muslim Culture at Harvard, Annemarie Schimmel was one of the earliest tenured female professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her portrait hangs in Eliot House.

Rulan C. Pian
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Rulan C. Pian

Rulan C. Pian served as a professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Music from 1972-1992. She was the first minority House Master at Harvard. Her portrait hangs in Cabot House.

Kiyo Morimoto
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Kiyo Morimoto

Kiyo Morimoto worked at the Bureau of Study Counsel for twenty-seven years beginning in 1958. He was dedicated to aiding students in their adjustment to life at the College and also served on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His portrait hangs in Dunster House.

The Harvard Foundation Portraiture Project
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The Harvard Foundation Portraiture Project

The Harvard Foundation commissioned artist Stephen E. Coit '71 to paint individuals of a variety of ethnicities who served Harvard University with distinction. Coit worked extensively with his subjects that were still living to portray them as they wished people to remember them.

Martin L. Kilson
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Martin L. Kilson

Martin L. Kilson was the first African-American faculty member to teach at Harvard College in the Department of Government. His portrait hangs in Dudley House.

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture

Dictionary
Columns

Ban the Bossy Ban Bossy