The Harvard Scene

EXHIBITIONS. At the Fogg, About Face: Artists' Portraits in Photography opens on July 19. Continuing exhibits include Fragments of Antiquity: Drawing upon Greek Vases; The Art of Identity: African Sculpture from the Teel Collection; Investigating the Renaissance; Sublimations: Art and Sensuality in the Nineteenth Century; France and the Portrait, 1799-1870; Circa 1874: The Emergence of Impressionism; and The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures. Opening at the Sackleris Gods, Kings, and Tigers: The Art of Kotah, on August 30. Worlds within Worlds: The Richard Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholars' Rocks, closes on July 20, andShadows of God on Earth: Arts of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Dynasties, closes on August 31. Severan Silver Coinage, Coins of Alexander the Great, and Rocks, Mountains, Landscapes, and Gardens: The Essence of East Asian Painting remain on exhibit. At the Busch-Reisinger, works by contemporary artist Günter Umberg are on display until August 24. For further information, call 495-9400.

Call 495-3045 for information about ongoing exhibits at the Museum of Cultural and Natural History.

LECTURES and PROGRAMS. Free monthly tours continue at the Arnold Arboretum with summersweet and sourwood featured on July 26, and oak-leaf hydrangea and scholar trees shown off on August 23. Also available are summer classes on topics ranging from the fundamentals of gardening to preparing your garden for a wedding. For details about these and other programs, call 524-1718.

The Harvard Museum of Cultural and Natural History hosts myriad children's programs this summer, including "Museum Giants: Creatures Past and Present," "Animal Homes," "Dig into Archaeology Camp," "Rocks and Minerals: A Beginner's Guide," "Native American Crafts," and the "Family Flower Fest." Call 496-6972 for details on fees and schedules, or call 495-2463 for information about summer travel programs for adults.

MUSIC. The Harvard Summer Pops Band performs Brahms's Academic Festival Overture and works by Robert H. Pearson and Harold Arlen on July 30 at 4 p.m. in Harvard Yard, at the Hatch Shell in Boston on August 2 at 8 p.m., and in Hanover, Massachusetts, on August 3 at 7:30 p.m. Call 496-band for details.

The Summer School Chorus feature Verdi's Four Sacred Songs on August 1 at 8 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. Call 496-0693 for more information.

In an uncanny numerological coincidence, the Harvard Summer School Orchestra presents Dvo(breve)rák's Eighth Symphony at 8 p.m. in Lowell Hall on August 8. Call 496-2222 for tickets.

FILM. The July and August schedule at the Harvard Film Archive includes Different Beats, a series of music and dance films and videos; a Tribute to Grove Press, featuring films by Godard and Robbe-Grillet; and the Masterpieces of World Cinema series, with films by Welles, Bergman, and Renoir, among others. For a complete schedule, call 495-4700.

THEATER. Harvard Radcliffe Summer Theatre offers the musical Little Shop of Horrors from June 26 to July 12, Goose and Tomtom, by David Rabe, from July 17 to August 2, and The Taming of the Shrew from August 7 to August 23. Call 496-2222 for times and prices.

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