Arts & Culture

Spanning museum exhibitions to live performances and hands-on art-making activities, Harvard regularly brings arts and culture opportunities—from across the country and around the world—to its neighbors in Boston, Cambridge, and across Massachusetts.

Upcoming Events

2019 Nov 29

Dreaming the Sphinx in Augmented Reality

12:00pm to 2:00pm


Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Between the paws of the great Sphinx is the Dream Stela, a monument which describes how a young prince fell asleep in the shadow of the Sphinx by the Giza Pyramids. Visitors to the Harvard Semitic Museum galleries will be able to experience the iconic Sphinx and its Dream Stela in 3D augmented reality.

A gallery facilitator will use a tablet to allow the Sphinx to loom above and around a real life-size cast of the monumental stela. With a tap, the ancient hieroglyphs will be highlighted and translated into English. Another tap to adjust the timeline later, and a pyramid will...

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2019 Nov 29

Peabody Museum: Highlights Tour

12:30pm to 1:15pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Join the Peabody Museum for a Highlights Tour led by Harvard student guides! Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such as Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West, featuring 19th-century warrior art, and Digging Veritas, which explores the archaeology of colonial Harvard. 


Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older.


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2019 Nov 30

Harvard Film Archive Screening: Back to the Future



Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge

Join the Harvard Film Archive for a screening of the cult-classic American film Back to the Future (1985)!

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
US, 1985, 35mm, color, 116 min.

Please note: Tickets for all regular screenings are available 45 minutes before show time at the cinematheque on the lower level of the Carpenter Center.


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Tef Poe: artist, activist, and fellow

In this episode, Tef Poe, a hip-hop artist and activist from St. Louis and a 2017–2018 Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, is interviewed. Tef Poe talks about the relationship between activism and music, making music at this moment in history, and about his work at the Charles Warren Center at Harvard, where he was a 2016–2017 American Democracy Project Fellow. The podcast also features his live show at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston, which included music off his latest album, “Black Julian,” as well as a song from the St. Louis group The Knuckles.

Read about Tef Poe's Allston show in the Harvard Gazette.