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Joseph Koerner, "Remembrance of cicada seasons past", Harvard Gazette

August 11, 2021

Joseph Koerner heard a familiar sound while on a trip to Washington, D.C., in May: the hum of billions of cicadas emerging after 17 years of dormancy.

The Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture felt unsettled by the eerie whine. But the cacophony also ignited a deep memory of cicada seasons past and lessons about the interplay between life and art, ideas he brings to his own teaching, particularly when working with students just learning how to make a personal connection to a work — something he will be doing in...

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Two new publications by Professor Hamburger: "Color in Cusanus" and "The Birth of the Author: Pictorial Prefaces in Glossed Books of the Twelth Century" (front covers)

Two new publications by Professor Hamburger: "Color in Cusanus" and "The Birth of the Author: Pictorial Prefaces in Glossed Books of the Twelth Century"

August 9, 2021

Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Color in Cusanus. Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann Verlag, 2021.

For Nicholas of Cusa, the fifteenth-century polymath, diagrams comprised the ideal medium with which to represent the highest truths. No less important, they provided the perfect vehicle with which to attain such truths in the first place. For his treatise De coniecturis (On Surmises), the cardinal devised diagrams in which color played an essential role by cobnveying the character of the perception of light in three-...

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Saskia Keller recently named arts editor of the Provincetown Independent

August 5, 2021

Congratulations to Saskia Keller, class of ’18, who was recently named arts editor of the Provincetown Independent.

Keller grew up in Truro, and from childhood explored painting and visual arts at Castle Hill and in Provincetown at PAAM. She plays the cello and viola da gamba. She graduated from Nauset Regional High School and Harvard University, where she studied music and art history, and earned a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Edinburgh. “We’re thrilled to have Saskia on board, bringing her talents and devotion to the arts into this new...

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Sarah Elizabeth Lewis Wins the 2022 Danto/ASA Prize

August 4, 2021

The APA and the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA) are pleased to announce that Professor Sarah Elizabeth Lewis has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Arthur Danto/American Society for Aesthetics Prize for her paper, “Groundwork: Race and Aesthetics in the Era of Stand Your Ground Law.” The paper formed the subject of Professor Lewis's graduate seminar "American Racial Ground" in the Fall of 2020. It was published in Art...

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Michelle Young

July 29, 2021

Michelle Young, History of Art and Architecture '04, founded the architecture and urbanism website Untapped New York in 2009 which has grown into an online magazine and experience company dedicated to New York City's secrets and hidden gems. She is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation and regularly appears in...

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Harvard Art Museums to reopen September 4th

July 20, 2021

The Harvard Art Museums announce today plans to reopen to the public on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Advance reservations will be required for visitors and will be available up to three weeks in advance. Reservations can be made on the museum website beginning August 20. A limited number of tickets may also be available each day to walk-in visitors. In conjunction with the reopening plans, the museums are also pleased to announce a new “Free Sundays” initiative. The museums will offer preview days for...

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