The uncanny painting by artist Jamie Coreth has prompted speculations of a Dorian Gray-style bargain and drawn comparisons to Madame Tussauds’s wax figures.
Tamara Lanier May Sue Harvard for “Emotional Distress” Over Images of Enslaved Ancestors, Court Rules
But the court ruled unanimously that Harvard was not legally obligated to return the photographs.
150-Year-Old Egg-Laying Mammal Specimens Found at Cambridge Museum
Collected in the late 1800s, the recently rediscovered platypus and echidna specimens were key to demonstrating that mammals could lay eggs.
A Meditation on Biotech’s Cycles of Healing and Harm
Sharona Franklin’s artwork is a celebration and commemoration of what is gained and lost with scientific advances that result in biohazardous waste.
Harvard Is Paying a Small Price for Laundering Its Past
The first and best thing the university can do to atone for its past of exploitation and profiteering is simply to renounce its present-day exploitation and profiteering.
Harvard Enslaved Over 70 People, New Report Finds
The school announced a $100 million fund to “redress” its legacies with slavery, but holds on to daguerreotypes of Tamara Lanier’s enslaved ancestors.
Tamara Lanier’s Fight for the Photographs of Her Enslaved Ancestors at Harvard
In this episode of the Hyperallergic podcast, Lanier talks about her continuing quest for justice that includes the return of the daguerreotypes depicting her enslaved ancestors.
An Artist’s Multi-Species Mythology, Inspired by Her Cat
Set in a realm where humans are no longer sovereign, Candice Lin’s elaborate installation foregrounds the lives and deaths of felines, critters, microbes, and demons in a practice of making kin.
In the Work of Ai Weiwei, Biography Supersedes Art
Perhaps Ai is untouchable. If that is the case, where were we left when judging his new art?
After Student Pressure, Harvard Law School Ditches Logo Connected to Slavery
The former shield featured the family crest of Isaac Royall, Jr., who made his wealth through the labor of enslaved people.
The Crude, Exhilarating, Watery Worlds of Alfred Wallis
Wallis tore up the rule book and pointed a way forward for British painting.
Visions of Home that Are Gut-Wrenching, Contemplative, and Funny
In Homelands, artists variously characterize home as “a transient dwelling,” “an ongoing process,” and “other people.”