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

2020 Jan 23

Gallery Talk: Walk Like an Egyptian

12:30pm to 1:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Fellow Jen Thum explores the basics of ancient Egyptian representation, including why their bodies seem to "walk like an Egyptian."

Free with museum admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before each talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

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2020 Jan 25

Harvard Film Archive: Weekend Matinee



Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge

The HFA continues its specially priced screenings of films for children and accompanying adults, plus a special selection for teenagers. Drawing from the Harvard Film Archive collection and beyond, this series of classic and contemporary films are screened in their original formats and languages.

All Weekend Matinee screenings are admission-free for holders of a valid Cambridge Public Library card!

December 15: Three Wishes for Cinderella
January 25: Tito and the Birds
February 8: Whisper of the Heart

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2020 Feb 06

A Rose is a Rose: The Art of Botanical Prose

2:00pm to 3:30pm


Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Attention gardeners, readers, and writers! Come in from the cold for an afternoon as delightful as a spring garden. Jonathan Damery, the associate editor for Arnoldia, will provide an enlivening and breathtaking tour of the artistry found in horticultural and botanical reference books. Bask in the profound eloquence of even the most exhaustive of botanical descriptions. Often cloaked in scholarly tomes, these compositions boast opinion, passion, simply gorgeous wordsmithing, and even intrigue, in some cases.

Members: $5
Nonmembers: $10


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More Events

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.