Arts & Humanities

Sir Simon Schama on Jewish History, the Essay and His Ideal Dinner Guests

Michel de Montaigne and Francois Rabelais would get dinner invites from the historian whose work has addressed the history of Britain, the power of art, revolutionary politics and more.

A pencil on a notebook.
Pulitzer fiction winners share how they put pen to page.
'Let Your Subject Find You': Guidance from Pulitzer Winners in Fiction

The 10 most recent recipients of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction offer lessons on how to approach the blank page.

Three people standing on a red-dirt road, surrounded by grass and blue sky.
School of the Arts film student Olive Nwosu on set in Nigeria, shooting her short movie 'Troublemaker.'
On A Global Scale: Shooting in Nigeria

A behind-the-scenes look at a School of the Arts film student--and crew--making a movie on location in Nigeria.


A queen of spades playing card showing an image of a queen.
Karata Playing Card, Kenya: Colour Print Ltd, circa 1970-1985
Mirror of Humanity: Seeing Ourselves in Playing Cards

An exhibition at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library that focuses on playing cards made in Europe and the United States from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Now through January 31, 2020.

An abstract artwork of grays, blues and blacks.
Torkwase Dyson, Hot Cold (1919: Black Water), 2019. Photo by Dan McMahon.
1919: Black Water

A solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artist Torkwase Dyson at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery examines a period of heightened racial violence across the U.S. Now through December 14.

An abstract patter of blues, reds and oranges set against a black background.
Mourad Krinah, The Sunday Waltz 3 – Tribute to Paolo Uccello, 2019, Wallpaper installation, Courtesy of the artist.
Waiting for Omar Gatlato: Contemporary Art from Algeria and its Diaspora

Everyday Algerian life is seen through film, paintings, photography and sculpture in this Wallach Art Gallery exhibition. Now through March 15, 2020.


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a book cover with a drawing of a yellow car, people and upside down trees
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