Did you know that the color mauve, or, rather, the pigment, was discovered in 1856 by an eighteen year- old student experimenting with the hydrocarbons in coal tar from street lamps in an attempt to discover a cure for malaria?
This Week’s Destinations for Digital Culture: May 20 to 26
How to engage with the arts on your phone or laptop
The Artist as Journalist
American artist Winslow Homer is best known for his work in oil and watercolor, but he began his career in the newsroom making images for illustrated periodicals.
Harvard celebrates the Bauhaus
In his 1948 year-end report, Charles Kuhn—Harvard professor, curator of the university’s Germanic Museum (later called the Busch-Reisinger Museum), and recently discharged deputy chief of the soldiering art experts known as the Monuments Men—took the modest first step to establish an archive of Bauhaus materials.
A Classroom in the Age of Enlightenment
Revisiting Harvard’s Philosophy Chamber.
A spirited conversation: The European and American Galleries at the Harvard Art Museums
When visitors enter the renovated and reinstalled Harvard Art Museums on the north side of Harvard Yard, they will find a series of galleries that invite a new way to approach the history of American art. The first and second floors of the Fogg Museum galleries in the 205,000-square-foot facility designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop bring together the …