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Before writing anything down, Robert Kyr composes his works—music and text—“internally,” he says, from start to finish.

Photograph by Kelly James Photography


Composer Robert Kyr embraces love, peace, and nature.


American Dream, by Sarah Thomas

Courtesy of World of WearableArt Limited

Fashion collides with high art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

March-April 2017

Migration, #1 

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Courtesy of Helen Zughaib

The Lebanese-American painter depicts people who pay the price of war. 


Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, c. 1795. Oil on canvas. Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Sidney F. Tyler to the University, 1969, H631.

Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Curator Ethan Lasser invites museum visitors to critically evaluate how our nation’s leaders are depicted in art. 


This WPA model of a church, created in the 1930s, is part of Wendy Jacob’s exhibition at the Radcliffe Institute’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, “Calm. Smoke rises vertically.”

Photograph by Kevin Grady

At Radcliffe, a touchable exhibit plays with perception.


The orphaned Singer sewing machine

Photograph courtesy of Harvard University's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

The multifaceted global and interdisciplinary impact of a useful object


Celebrating distinguished authors and artists

January-February 2017

The front hall holds a pint-sized proscenium arch made of glass mosaics

Photograph courtesy of Ayer Mansion

Preserving Boston’s unique Ayer Mansion

January-February 2017

Ice skating in the heart of downtown Providence

Photograph ©Wickedgood/

Car-free fun in downtown Providence

January-February 2017