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March-April 2010

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jamar Roberts in Judith Jamison’s <i>Among Us (Private Spaces: Public Places)</i>; Jamison speaks at Radcliffe on April 27.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jamar Roberts in Judith Jamison’s Among Us (Private Spaces: Public Places); Jamison speaks at Radcliffe on April 27.

Photograph by Paul Kolnik/Harvard University Dance Program/Office for the Arts at Harvard

The Center for Astrophysics presents “Searching for Planets with Kepler,” the topic of the March 18 Observatory Night.

The Center for Astrophysics presents “Searching for Planets with Kepler,” the topic of the March 18 Observatory Night.

Image by David Aguilar/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

From <i>Domesticated,</i> a series of photographs by Amy Stein on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

From Domesticated, a series of photographs by Amy Stein on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Photograph by Amy Stein/Harvard Museum of Natural History

Seasonal

www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts
617-495-8676

• April 29 through May 2: The annual Arts First festival hosts events throughout Harvard Square and honors the 2010 Arts Medalist: visual artist, writer, and curator Catherine Lord ’70.  

 

Theater

www.americanrepertorytheater.org
617-547-8300

• Through March 20: First produced in 1935, Paradise Lost, by Clifford Odets, probes the effects of money and greed on family, business, and love amid a national financial crisis. 

 

Dance

The Harvard Dance Center
www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu/dance
617-495-8683 

• April 27: Judith Jamison, artistic director and former principal dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, talks about her life and work.  

 

Film

The Harvard Film Archive
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

Visit the website for complete listings.
617-495-4700

• March 26-28: Screenings of Games of Love and Chance, The Secret of the Grain, and La Faute à Voltaire by French-Arab filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche, who will receive the Film Center’s 2010 Genevieve McMillan Award for distinguished work. 

 

Exhibitions

Harvard Art Museum—Sackler
www.harvardartmuseum.org
617-495-9400; 485 Broadway

• Opening March 19: Rubens and the Baroque Festival features an exhibition and several events, including an April 16-17 symposium, “Art, Music, and Spectacle in the Age of Rubens.” 

 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
www.peabody.harvard.edu
617-496-1027

• Opening March 25: Translating Encounters explores colonial-era global mobility and exchange among the peoples of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. 

• April 24 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (advance reservations required; call 617-495-2916): Family Program: Conservation Clues! (For children ages 7 through 12.)

• Opening April 29: Spying on the Past: Declassified Satellite Images and Archaeology highlights the work of Harvard students exploring sites in Mesopotamia and South America.

 

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

• Through April 18: Domesticated: Modern Dioramas of Our New Natural History offers visual artist Amy Stein’s view of the tenuous relationship between animals and humans within our built civilization.  

 

Anniversary Conference

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

www.radcliffe.edu/events.aspx
617-495-8606/8600

• April 15 and 16: Inside/Out: Exploring Gender and Space in Life, Culture, and Art. Registration required. 

 

Libraries 

www.hcl.harvard.edu/info/exhibitions

 

Houghton Library 
617-495-2439/2441/2449

• Through April 30: John Keats and Fanny Brawne looks at the couple’s relationship and its legacy.  

 

Countway Library Center for the History of Medicine
617-524-2170
www.countway.harvard.edu/chom

Continuing: The Scalpel and the Pen: The Life and Work of Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D.

 

Nature and Science

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  
www.cfa.harvard.edu/events

617-495-7461; 60 Garden Street

• April 24 at 7:30 p.m.: The center celebrates 80 years of public lectures and observatory nights with The Universe: 2010 and Beyond, guided by CFA director Charles Alcock. 

 

Music

Sanders Theatre
www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice

617-496-2222; all concerts begin at 8 p.m.

• March 6: The Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society celebrate Junior Parents Weekend. 

• March 26: The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performs Haydn’s Missa Cellensis.

• April 10: The Harvard Jazz Bands perform with saxophonist James Moody.

• April 24: The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus sings Fauré’s Requiem, and other works.  

• April 30: The Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum honor retiring choral director Jameson N. Marvin with the world premiere of Robert Kyr’s “Song of Awakening.” 

 

Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.