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Bull Head Rhyton Animal Vessels
Visual Arts

Bull Head Rhyton Animal Vessels

Bull head rhyton, Minoan (Late Minoan IIIA:2), 14th–13th century BCE. Painted terracotta. From Karpathos (Greece). The British Museum, London. Donated by W. R. Paton.

Bull Head Rhyton Animal Vessels
On Campus

The History of Drinking: From New York to Timbuktu

A new exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums reveals the intricate — and often surprising — history of drinking from the ancient world to the present.

Orb-Weaver
On Campus

Orb-Weaver

A tarantula is just one of the specimens at the new Orb-Weavers: Web Masters of the Spider World exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Sackler Protest
Crime

Sackler Protest

A crowd gathers in front of Lamont Library on Friday afternoon to protest the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. The Sackler is being scrutinized for being a leading cause of the opioid epidemic.

Sackler Protest
Crime

Sackler Protest

A crowd gathers in front of Lamont Library on Friday afternoon to protest the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Kwesi Budu-Arthur, curator of the Paul Dietrich Gallery

Kwesi Budu-Arthur, associate at the Cambridge Seven architecture firm, also acts as the curator of the firm’s art gallery. The Paul Dietrich Gallery is located inside the walls of the firm itself, and it is up to Budu-Arthur alone to curate the exhibits that he and his co-workers work with everyday.

Mineral Exhibit
Crime

A Jewel Heist at Harvard

Yet that morning, when the police asked museum workers to check whether or not precious gems were missing, they realized that more than 100 museum items had been stolen over the course of nine months, and that the theft had remained undetected for almost a year.

Mineral Exhibit
Museums

Mineral Exhibit

The Harvard Mineralogical Museum currently displays more than 3,000 mineral, rock, gem, and meteorite specimens.

MCZ Mounted heads
Museums

21 Million Specimens: Behind Harvard’s Underground Animal Collections

Centuries old, the Museum of Comparative Zoology collections have accumulated diverse specimens from research expeditions, hunters, zoos, and even the voyage of Captain Cook.

MFA Love Story
Visual Arts

‘Love Story,’ a Statement on Fame and the Refugee Experience, Comes to the MFA

“‘Love Story’ raises questions around how and where our attention is focused.” The exhibit follows the stories of six refugees, first as they are portrayed by Moore and Baldwin and then through their own voices. “What kind of stories are we willing to hear? What kind of stories move us?” Breitz’s website demands. “Why is it that the same audiences that are driven to tears by fictional blockbusters remain affectless in the face of actual human suffering?”

Museums

Archaeologist Randall White Talks Early Art at the Peabody Museum

“In my whole career, I’ve never had the sensation I had when I turned over the block from Blanchard and saw an image that no one had seen for 37,000 years,” White said.

Visual Arts

Romance Meets Art: Valentine’s Day at the MFA

Couples milled about Boston's Museum of Fine Art holding hands and pausing for quick kisses, taking advantage of the museum’s free admission to wander the seemingly endless galleries and enjoy special events and exhibitions in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Sackler Museum
Museums

Sackler Museum

These modern geometric glass doors mark the entrance to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

World In a Drop
Museums

World In a Drop

The "World In a Drop" exhibit showcases visual details of the microbial world. The exhibit is currently open at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

On Campus

Alumnus Donates Dutch Old Master Drawings to Harvard Art Museums

Donated by alumnus George S. Abrams ’54, the collection of 330 drawings span two centuries and represent over 125 artists.

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