Contemporary German artist Wolfgang Tillmans’ “Folding, Refraction, Touch” is a 19-part installation created specifically for the Busch-Reisinger Museum in 2013. It is making its debut in “Folding, Refraction, Touch: Modern and Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Wolfgang Tillmans,” accompanied by 10 works from other artists, including Oskar Nerlinger, Norbert Kricke, and Isa Genzken, whose works resonate with Tillmans’ interest in surface, light, and the body. Read more about Visual synesthesia
The residents of Allston-Brighton and Cambridge little knew that they would see Harvard become the only undefeated team in the Ivy League when they came out for Community Football Day last Saturday. But that was just the exciting conclusion to a spirited afternoon, and a 29–13 victory over Cornell, at Harvard Stadium.
Harvard sophomore Eli Dershwitz represented the United States at the Summer Olympics in the men’s saber fencing competition in Rio de Janeiro. While he didn’t win a medal this time, Dershwitz said the intense training and discipline required to make it to Brazil gave him the confidence to succeed at Harvard and the drive to “reach certain academic levels.” Read more about Eli Dershwitz’s road to the Olympics
Hours before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed over taxes, trade, and the economy in the first presidential debate Tuesday, a different kind of discussion took place at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall.
Dubbed the debate before the debate, the Faneuil Forum drew hundreds of people who packed the hall, sometimes called the Cradle of Liberty for the role it played during the American Revolution, to take part in a lively civic dialogue led by prominent Harvard Professor Michael Sandel on the future of democracy. Read more about Debating democracy itself