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March-April 2009

<em>Mango Season, Crawford Market, Mumbai</em>, Maharastra, 1993, on display at the Sackler Museum

Mango Season, Crawford Market, Mumbai, Maharastra, 1993, on display at the Sackler Museum

Photograph by Raghubir Singh

Detail from a ledger drawing by an unknown Plains Indian warrior, circa 1865, on exhibit at the Peabody Museum

Detail from a ledger drawing by an unknown Plains Indian warrior, circa 1865, on exhibit at the Peabody Museum

Courtesy of the Houghton Library, Harvard University. Gift of Harriet J. Bradbury, 1930

<em>Likasi, DR Congo</em>, 2007, by Guy Tillim, on exhibit at the Peabody Museum

Likasi, DR Congo, 2007, by Guy Tillim, on exhibit at the Peabody Museum

Photograph by Guy Tillim

Puanani Brown ’12 and James Fuller ’10 perform <em>Tandem</em>, a new work by choreographer Claudia Schreier ‘08 that premieres at the Harvard Dance Center’s <em>Viewpointe</em> concert in April.

Puanani Brown ’12 and James Fuller ’10 perform Tandem, a new work by choreographer Claudia Schreier ‘08 that premieres at the Harvard Dance Center’s Viewpointe concert in April.

Courtney Bryant

Flags such as this one, advertising Lincoln's first campaign for president, were given to Lincoln supporters at political rallies.

Flags such as this one, advertising Lincoln's first campaign for president, were given to Lincoln supporters at political rallies.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard College Library

The cover of <em>Beeton's Christmas Annual,</em> a periodical which included the first publication of Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet," taken from Houghton's collection. With only about 30 copies still in existence, the magazine is considered rarer than Gutenberg Bibles.

The cover of Beeton's Christmas Annual, a periodical which included the first publication of Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet," taken from Houghton's collection. With only about 30 copies still in existence, the magazine is considered rarer than Gutenberg Bibles.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard College Library

Seasonal

• April 30 to May 3
www.fas.harvard.edu/arts
617-495-8690/76

The annual Arts First festival, free and open to the public, offers an undergraduate Smörgåsbord of dances, concerts, plays, and other performances. President Drew Faust honors this year’s Arts Medalist, poet John Ashbery ’49, Litt.D. ’01, at the New College Theatre (10-12 Holyoke Street) on April 30 at 5 p.m. Tickets at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu, or call 617-496-2222.

 

Exhibitions

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
www.ves.fas.harvard.edu; 617-495-2317

• March 12 to April 12, with an opening-night lecture by the artist at 6 p.m. 

Agnes Varda: Les Veuves de Noirmoutier (The Widows of Noirmoutier) features her 2004 video installation. Note: Varda will also lecture at screenings at the Harvard Film Archive, March 13-16. See www.harvardfilmarchive.org for further details.

 

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

• Continuing: Re-View

Some 600 works are on display from different parts of the University’s collection. 

 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
www.peabody.harvard.edu; 617-495-1027

• Opening April 3, with a lecture by Mayflower author Nathaniel Philbrick at 5:30 p.m.

Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West highlights drawings by Plains Indian warriors recovered from the Little Big Horn battle field. 

• Opening April 29, with a book signing and gallery talk by the artist at 5 p.m. 

Avenue Patrice Lumumba: Photographs by Guy Tillim explores the colonial architecture of Angola, Mozambique, Congo, and Madagascar. 

 

Harvard Museum of Natural History
www.hmnh.harvard.edu
617-495-3045

• Opening April 18 

Evolution offers visitors a comprehensive look at where we come from. On April 16 at 6 p.m., paleontologist Neil Shubin, Ph.D. ’87, talks about his discovery of the 375-million-year-old Tiktaalik roseae, on display.

 

Nature and Science 

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 
www.cfa.harvard.edu/events
617-495-7461. 60 Garden Street.

• March 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Lectures and rooftop viewing.

 

Film

The Harvard Film Archive
www.harvardfilmarchive.org 
Visit the website for complete listings.
617-495-4700

• April 11-12 

Life at Street-Level: The Films of Ramin Bahrani includes Good-Bye Solo and a discussion with the Iranian-American director.

 

Dance

The Harvard Dance Center
www.fas.harvard.edu/~dance
617-496-2222; 495-8683

• April 16-18, 8 p.m. 

The ninth annual Viewpointe concert features works inspired by the Ballets Russes. New College Theatre. Tickets required.

 

Libraries 

www.hcl.harvard.edu/info/exhibitions

Pusey Library 617-495-2413/2445 

• Opening April 15

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: Twenty Years That Changed the World. An April 15-17 symposium and performances are cosponsored with the Office for the Arts. Registration required.

Houghton Library 617-496-4027 

• Closing April 25 

Harvard’s Lincoln celebrates the presidential bicentennial with a display of books, prints, ephemera, and other artifacts. Registration is required for the April 24-25 symposium, Abraham Lincoln at 200: Perspectives on His Life and Legacy.

• Opening May 5 

“Ever Westward”: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and American Culture honors the sesquicentennial of the author’s birth. Related events are planned; see the website for symposium details and registration.

 

Theater

The American Repertory Theatre 
www.amrep.org; 617-547-8300

• March 25 through April 22

Trojan Barbie follows a doll-repair expert who goes on vacation, only to find herself in the midst of an epic conflict.

 

Music

Sanders Theatre/Lowell Hall
www.fas.harvard.edu/~tickets
617-496-2222. All concerts are at 8 p.m.

• April 17

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs Mozart and Brahms in its final concert with retiring conductor James Yannatos. 

• April 18

The Harvard Jazz Bands will honor jazz master and Boston native Roy Haynes.

• April 25

The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus performs Mozart’s Requiem.

• April 25

The Sunday Jazz Band and Harvard Wind Ensemble present a program of American Music—works by Copland, Davis, Ellington, and Bernard Rodgers. (Lowell Lecture Hall)

 

Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.