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 Jan 17

Exhibition Reception: "La Meta"

5:00pm to 7:00pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Beyond the headlines and rhetoric, millions of migrant laborers plant, tend, and harvest our food. La Meta, roughly translated as “goal,” “purpose,” and “home,” is an honest portrait of those striving in the shadows for life’s most basic successes: to live, to provide, and to thrive. Photojournalist and Nieman Fellow Samantha Appleton is known for her work covering conflicts around the world and serving as an official White House photographer for President Barack Obama. In this exhibition, she revisits an ongoing project that has taken on new meaning and urgency.


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2019 Jan 18

An Artist's Perspective: The Arboretum and Botanical Artist Regina Gardner Milan

Repeats every day until Sun Feb 03 2019 .
(All day)


Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Regina Gardner Milan spent a year of discovery at the Arboretum. Botanical jewels of each season--early larches, spring blossoms, fall acorns, autumn leaves--are captured in her exquisite paintings. Nature holds a spellbinding allure to Milan, who finds that observing nature often produces scenes of larger-than-life beauty. The Arboretum's exhibition magnifies nature's productions, fully illuminating the elegance of plant life as small as a seed pod. This show captures the wonder of the Arboretum in those larger-than-life...

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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.