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Articles: Arts

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.


An anniversary overview of treasures through the ages

March-April 2017

An iron lung, used to treat polio, that was manufactured by J.H. Emerson Co., in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/NPB

Artifacts used to fight American epidemics, at the Public Health Museum in Massachusetts

March-April 2017

American Dream, by Sarah Thomas

Courtesy of World of WearableArt Limited

Fashion collides with high art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

March-April 2017

Restorative scenes: Most Star Island visitors stay at the historic Oceanic House, overlooking lawns and the harbor.

Photograph by Sean D. Elliot

Wild beauty and meaningful retreats on New Hampshires Star Island

March-April 2017

Image courtesy of Baker Library, Harvard Business School

Edwin H. Land and the shaping of entrepreneurship in Greater Boston

March-April 2017

Photograph by Jim Harrison

A humanistic “masterclass” for Houghton Library's seventy-fifth anniversary

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. 


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