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Official Business — June 25, 2014, 8:00 am

Garry Winogrand at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A retrospective exhibition from June 27 to September 21 in New York City

Albuquerque, New Mexico (1957), gelatin silver print by Garry Winogrand Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art, New York © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Official Business — May 23, 2014, 2:57 pm

The Harper’s Magazine Android App Is Here

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Official Business — November 15, 2013, 11:53 am

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Official Business — October 23, 2013, 3:00 pm

Steve Mumford and Lawrence Douglas at Postmasters Gallery in New York City

Join us Saturday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m.

© Steve Mumford

Official Business — July 31, 2013, 1:25 pm

Sleeping with Harper’s Magazine: An Event at McNally Jackson in Manhattan

Please join us at McNally Jackson Books on Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. for Sleeping With Harper’s Magazine: Authors in search of a good night’s rest.

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Official Business — May 10, 2013, 3:00 pm

Lydia Davis at the Frieze Art Fair

New York–area readers, please join Readings editor Emily Stokes and author Lydia Davis on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Frieze New York art fair on Randall’s Island.

Official Business — April 3, 2013, 2:14 pm

Harper’s Shortlisted for Four 2013 National Magazine Awards

Our thanks and congratulations to the contributors honored for their work for Harper’s Magazine in 2012.

Official Business — March 21, 2013, 9:00 am

Susan Wides at Kim Foster Gallery in NYC

The exhibition Susan Wides: All the Worlds, which includes photography that accompanied “Some Assembly Required” (Harper’s Magazine, February 2012), opens tonight at Kim Foster Gallery.

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Official Business — March 18, 2013, 11:04 am

The Middlebrow: A Panel Discussion at the New School

A discussion with critics Ruth Franklin, Christine Smallwood, and Jennifer Szalai on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.

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