Three centuries of the arts and humanities are reflected in curios and props at Houghton Library
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:00pm
New Jersey student uprooted by Hurricane Sandy makes the most of his opportunity at Harvard
When Michael Wingate earned his diploma as valedictorian of his high school class, he didn’t have a wall to hang it on. Hurricane Sandy had destroyed the Union Beach, N.J., house where he lived with his mother and siblings.
One potato, two potato: Contemporary work at Harvard Art Museums
On view in the Harvard Art Museums is a clever work by the conceptual Argentine artist Victor Grippo. “Analgoia I" incorporates a series of potatoes connected to electrodes and a meter that registers the energy they produce. The piece is both an example of the artist's unusual use of everyday materials and a statement about how a united community could resist the nation’s repressive political regime.
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