Harvard Calendar

SPECIAL. The Schlesinger Library celebrates its sixtieth anniversary with an all-day conference on "Gender, Race, and Rights in African-American Women's History" on October 3. For registration, call 617-495-8922.

The annual ice-skating exhibition An Evening with Champions, organized by the students at Eliot House, takes place at the Bright Hockey Center on October 10-11 at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Call 617-493-8172 or visit www.aneveningwithchampions.org for tickets.

 

FILM. The Harvard Film Archive offers several series this fall, including Remembering Romy Schneider (September 12-22), a tribute to the Austrian-born actress; The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder (October 3-29); and The Films of Tsai Ming-liang (October 4-7), which concludes with a visit by the Taiwanese director to discuss his latest work, The Skywalk Is Gone. The second annual Cambridge Latino Film Festival runs October 24-26. For schedule details, call 617-495-4700 or visit www.harvardfilmarchive.org.

 

MUSIC. On October 31 at 8 p.m., Sanders Theatre hosts the Annual Dartmouth Concert, "Salute to the Chief, and the Harvard University Police Department," dedicated to the late HUPD chief Robert Tonis. The program features the Harvard University Band and guest trombonist Ron Barron of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Harvard Jazz Band also performs swing-era music. Call the Harvard box office for tickets, 617-496-5757.

 

NATURE. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics hosts free observatory nights on the third Thursday of every month. Call 617-495-7461 for details.

 

THEATER. The American Repertory Theatre presents Anton Chekhov's Lady with a Lapdog, adapted by Russian director Kama Ginkas, from September 13 to October 11. For tickets and showtimes, call 617-547-8300 or visit www.amrep.org.

 

"Kang Keqing" by Owen Lattimore, Yenan, 1937. The image is among a series of photographs about China on display at the Peabody Museum starting September 18.
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EXHIBITIONS. Opening September 18 at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is Portraits from China, 1923-1946, which highlights the work of three modern photographers: Hedda Hammer Morrison, Owen Lattimore, and Frederick R. Wulsin. Ongoing at the Peabody is Painted by a Distant Hand: Mimbres Pottery from the American Southwest and These Shoes Were Made For...Walking?—an eclectic array of assorted footwear from around the world. For museum hours, call 617-496-1027.

One may view maps of the world in 1558, of Boston in 1797, and a 1511 atlas, among other items, in Cartographic Treasures at Harvard, at the Harvard Map Collection in Pusey Library and in Houghton Library through September 30. Call 617-495-2417 for further information.

Harvard Collects American Art, at the Fogg, traces the University's holdings from the colonial period through the twentieth century and includes works by Winslow Homer, Charles Sheeler, and Jackson Pollock, among others. Also at the Fogg is City of Sardis: Approaches to Graphic Recordings, an exhibition of 50 objects that elucidate the topography and historic landscape of the ancient Turkish city. On display through October 26 at the Sackler is Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions, an in-depth look at five of the modern sculptor's works. Call 617-495-9400 or visit www.artmuseums.harvard.edu for musuem hours.

 

SPORTS. For a full listing of the fall sports schedule, call 617-495-2205 or visit www.athletics.harvard.edu

 

Listings also appear in the weekly University Gazette.

         

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