In a Lonely Place, at the Harvard Film Archive
campsite images from Spying on the Past: Declassified Satellite Images and Archaeology, at the Peabody Museum.
From Maps with an Attitude: Cartographies of Propaganda and Persuasion, at Pusey Library;
Caricature of the Laocoön, c. 1540-45, by Niccolò Boldrini, at the Sackler
A sable antelope displays its “headgear” in the new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.


The Farmers’ Market at Harvard

In Cambridge:

  • Tuesdays, 12:30-6 p.m. (rain or shine)
    Outside the Science Center, at the corner of Oxford and Kirkland streets.

In Allston:

  • Fridays, 3-7 p.m. 
    Corner of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue. 

Organized by Harvard University Dining Services, this outdoor market runs through October. It emphasizes local goods--from fresh produce, baked treats, and jams to herbs, chocolates, and cheeses--and also offers cooking demonstrations.



The Harvard Film Archive
Visit the website for complete listings.

  • Opening July 9
    “The Complete Nicholas Ray” explores the vision of this American filmmaker through screenings of In a Lonely Place, Johnny Guitar, and Rebel Without a Cause, among others. 

  • August 6-9 
    Six Moral Tales will be shown, including the art house favorites My Night at Maud’s and Claire’s Knee, to celebrate the life and art of Eric Rohmer, critic, director, and founding member of the French New Wave, who died earlier this year.

  • August 13-15 
    Avant-garde filmmaker George Kuchar will be present to discuss his work (with screenings of The Devil’s Cleavage and a selection of shorts.



Harvard Art Museum--Sackler
617-495-9400; 485 Broadway 

Gallery talks:

  • July 17 at 11 a.m.
    Collecting Modernism explores the complex interactions among popular taste, historical events, and stylistic developments that gave rise to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European art. 

  • August 14 at 11 a.m.
    Around Antique: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs focuses on renderings of classical sculptures, temple ruins, and mythological figures. 


Harvard Museum of Natural History

  • Continuing: The museum’s newest exhibit, Headgear: The Natural History of Horns and Antlers, shows how and why animals grow extenders and how different cultures have used and experienced them.


Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology



• Continuing: Spying on the Past: Declassified Satellite Images and Archaeology. Harvard archaeologists used these arresting images to explore sites in Mesopotamia and South America. Case studies in Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Peru, for instance, reveal complex early cities, intricate irrigation canals, and even traces of nomadic journeys.

• Continuing: Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West highlights colored drawings by Plains Indian warriors and historic Lakota objects from the Peabody’s collections, all displayed in a gallery designed with the assistance of contemporary artist Butch Thunder Hawk. 



Houghton Library 

  • Through July 31
    Let Satire Be My Song: Byron’s English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. The exhibit traces the poet’s vitriolic literary satire (partly in response to a hostile review of his third book, Hours of Idleness), as well as his later, futile efforts to suppress it.

  • Opening August 15
    Life in the Transitions: William James, 1842-1910 looks at the scholar’s multiple vocations and lifelong quest for intellectual clarity and spiritual fulfillment. 

Pusey Library 
Harvard Map Collection

  • Through August 14
    Maps with an Attitude: Cartographies of Propaganda and Persuasion reveals how mapmakers during the last century have worked on a range of ideological fronts to promote causes, rally compatriots, and frame major military conflicts.

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

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



American Repertory Theater

  • Through August 
    The Donkey Show is a high-energy disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring chiseled male fairies, an acrobatic Titania, and a cross-gendered mix-up of lovers. Even the audience gets into the act on the open dance floor.



Harvard Summer Pops Band 

  • July 22 at 4 p.m. in Harvard Yard
  • July 25 at 3 p.m. at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston

The program features selections from The Sound of Music. 


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

  • July 30 
    The Harvard Summer School Chorus performs works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, including The Five Mystical Songs for chorus, orchestra, and baritone soloist, conducted by director of choral activities Jameson Marvin, who is retiring after 32 years at the University. 


Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.

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