Rare artifacts from the Harvard Theatre Collection

Three centuries of the arts and humanities are reflected in curios and props at Houghton Library

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Making sense of climate costs

In Kansas, Korea or New York City, climate and the public good are economist Jisung Park’s focus

Arts First at 25

Organizers and participants reflect on festival’s evolution and impact

The balance in healthy aging

To grow old well requires minimizing accidents, such as falling, as well as ailments

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Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11:00am - 5:00pm

ARTS FIRST Performance Fair

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Encounters: Literature, Philosophy and the Arts

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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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