Tamara Lanier’s battle for the ownership of her ancestors’ images is forcing the law to contend with the the institution of chattel slavery in interpreting intellectual property parameters.
The former shield featured the family crest of Isaac Royall, Jr., who made his wealth through the labor of enslaved people.
Many scholars write about imperial crimes as their object of study — that is, as something sealed in the past that can be separated from the reparations due.
The installation featured the names of 250 people who died from opioid overdoses recorded on the museum’s stairs.
Slavery in the Hands of Harvard is a small but remarkably effective look at the historical ties and intersections between the school and the varied institutions of slavery.
Expansive exhibition features works by major artists, including student exercises, design objects, photographs, textiles, typography, paintings, and archival materials.
The Fiji Mermaid was an object of fantasy but for a long time it was on display as a specimen that many people believed was real.
Hemlock Hospice is an interpretive trail of sculptures in the Harvard Forest which draws attention to the vanishing eastern hemlock tree.
Look But Don’t Touch: Tactile Illusions on Maps at the Harvard Map Collection explores how cartographers have used trompe l’oeil illustrations on maps.
Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library at Harvard’s Houghton Library explores the human desire to escape the ordinary.
Harvard scientists successfully recorded five frames of Eadweard Muybridge’s 1887 galloping horse on living bacteria, and retrieved the images in sequence.
In Next of Kin at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, artist Christina Seely repurposes natural history specimens for an emotional exhibition about animal extinction.