A full slate of activities can be found throughout the University this season, ranging from performances of children's theater and French baroque dance music, to displays of Japanese calligraphy and Native American history.



Arts First

www.harvard.edu/arts; 617-495-8676

May 5-8 • The University's annual performing arts festival showcases undergraduate talent in and around Harvard Square. This year's Harvard arts medalist is poet Maxine Kumin '46. Also set for May 1 (rain date May 8) is the Harvard Square Business Association's MayFair, offering artisans, theatrics, dance, and concerts from noon to 6 p.m. (www.harvardsquare.com.)


Left to right: A photograph of Nesouaquoit, "Bear in the Fork of the Tree," of the Fox tribe of Missouri, on display at the Peabody; the Chunsa Dance Troupe performs a Korean court dance at Arts First 2004; from Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings at the Fogg.
From left to right: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, President and Fellows of Harvard College; Joanne Ciccarello / Arts First; Harvard University Art Museums, President and Fellows of Harvard College


The American Repertory Theatre

www.amrep.org; 617-547-8300

March 5-26 • Dido, Queen of Carthage, by Christopher Marlowe, tells of a tragic infatuation.

March 16, 18, 22, and 23 Island of Anyplace • This fantastical tale by Charles Marz teaches children about all aspects of the theater.

April 1-24 • Olly's Prison, by Edward Bond, reveals a man driven to commit an unspeakable act.



The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

www.cfa.harvard.edu/events.html; 617-495-7461

Free observatory nights on the third Thursday of every month.



Memorial Church

www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets; 617-496-2222

March 23 at 8 p.m. • "Chaos and Order" (French dance suites), Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra.

Sanders Theatre

www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets; 617-496-2222

March 4 at 8 p.m. • "Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns, and Brahms," Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra.

March 5 at 8 p.m. • "Concerted Talent," Radcliffe Choral Society.

April 15 at 8 p.m. • "Hindemith, and Songs for Soprano and Orchestra," Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra.

April 24 at 3 p.m. • "Duruflé's Requiem," Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus.



The Harvard Film Archive

www.harvardfilmarchive.org; 617-495-4700

March 11 at 7 p.m. The Milk of Human Kindness (a French film), followed by a discussion with its director, Dominique Cabrera.

March 25-April 3"L.A. on Film" looks at contemporary life in the City of Angels.



Fogg Art Museum

www.artmuseums.harvard.edu; 617-495-9400/9422

Opening March 19From Heart, Mind, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings, including many from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries.

Busch-Reisinger Museum

Continuing"As though my body were naught but cinders:" Fin-de-Siècle Vienna presents works in various media from the turn of the twentieth century.

Sackler Museum

Through March 20Masterworks of East Asian Painting.

Through April 17 • Japanese Calligraphy and Painting.

ContinuingThe Sport of Kings: The Art of the Hunt in Iran and India explores the age-old tradition in paintings, ceramics, decorative arts, and weaponry.


Carpenter Center for Visual Studies

www.ves.fas.harvard.edu; 617-495-3251

March 18 through April 22Yvonne Rainer: Radical Juxtapositions 1961­2002. A retrospective on the dancer/choreographer/filmmaker.


Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

www.peabody.harvard.edu; 617-495-1027

Opening April 14Breaking the Silence: Nineteenth-Century Indian Delegations to Washington, D.C. Photographs and documents.


Harvard Museum of Natural History

www.hmnh.harvard.edu; 617-495-3045

ContinuingOrigins: Life's First Three Billion Years. The exhibition examines ancient microscopic life and its evolution.



Pusey Library

Through April 15 • The Harvard Theatre Collection presents 100 Theatrical Photographs by Angus McBean (1904-1990), many of them portraits. 617-495-2445.

Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.

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