From <i>T.R. in Cartoon: The Art of Joseph Keppler,</i> at Pusey Library
From <i>Les Bonnes Femmes,</i> part of the Harvard Film Archive’s festival <i>The Murderous Art of Claude Chabrol</i>
A detail of a collage by Merill Comeau at the Arnold Arboretum
<i>The Dog Wallah,</i> circa 1825, from <i>Company to Crown: Perceptions and Reactions in  British India,</i> at the Sackler
Portrait of George Washington with a plan of the city that bears his name, from <i>Toward a National Cartography: American  Mapmaking, 1782-1800,</i> at Pusey Library




• April 28 through May 1

The College’s annual Arts First Festival hosts events throughout Harvard Square that feature more than 1,000 performers and honors the 2011 Arts Medalist, photographer Susan Meiselas, Ed.M. ’71.





• Through March 13

Ajax. Sophocles examines a warrior’s reaction to violence and the trauma of war.

• Through March 25

Prometheus Bound. A new rock-musical version of this Aeschylus classic, directed by Diane Paulus.





617-496-2222 or 617-495-8683

New College Theatre, 10 Holyoke Street

• March 25-26 and April 1-2 at 8 p.m.

Dancers’ Viewpointe 11: Point, View, Voice. Collaborative works combine concert dance with performance art.





• March 5 at 8 p.m.

The Harvard Wind Ensemble plays works by Alan Hovhaness. Lowell Lecture Hall.

• April 16 at 8 p.m.

The Harvard Wind Ensemble and the Sunday Jazz Band offer works by undergraduate composers. Lowell Lecture Hall.

Sanders Theatre


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

• April 1

Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performs Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

• April 9

Forty Years of Jazz at Harvard University features the Harvard Jazz Bands and guest jazz masters Benny Golson, Eddie Palmieri, and Roy Haynes.

• April 23 at 8 p.m.


The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus performs Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, along with motets by Bach and Schütz.


Nature and Science

The Arnold Arboretum

www.arboretum.harvard.edu; 617-495-2439

• March 12 through April 24; opening day reception with the artist, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tree Pieces: Painted Fabric Collages by Merill Comeau features large-scale interpretations of the natural world that use a variety of castoff materials.

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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

60 Garden Street

• March 17 and April 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Skywatching, weather permitting, and lectures. Free and open to the public.



The Harvard Film Archive

http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa; 617-495-4700

Visit the website for complete listings.

• March 11 through March 25

The Murderous Art of Claude Chabrol includes both New Wave titles and 1960s Hitchcock-esque thrillers.

• March 26 - 27

Screening of the restored seven-part series, Hapax Legomena Cycle, by experimental filmmaker Hollis Frampton.



Carpenter Center for the Arts



• March 1 through April 10

FAX is a traveling exhibition that reveals wide-ranging conceptions of the machine as a thinking and drawing tool.

• March 3 through April 7

Muntadas: On Academia

The Spanish artist Antoni Muntadas created a site-specific video project for Harvard that examines the “problematic relations between the production of knowledge and economic power.”

Harvard Art Museums

www.harvardartmuseum.org; 617-495-9400

• Opening April 8

Company to Crown: Perceptions and Reactions in British India highlights a hybrid Indo-European painting style.

• Through April 2

I Was Not Waving but Drowning features 14 photographs that capture Indian artist Atul Bhalla’s submergence in the Yamuna River.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

www.peabody.harvard.edu; 617-496-1027

• March 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Artist, cartographer, and author Ian Graham talks about his lively journey through Mayan sites, chronicled in his book The Road to Ruins.

• April 2o at 5:30 p.m.

The museum’s “Visible Language” lecture series offers “A Brief History of the Spectre of the Internet and the Death of Writing.” Visit the website for details.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

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

Oxford Street

• March 31 at 6 p.m.

Anne Whiston Spirn ’69, author, photographer, and professor of landscape architecture at MIT, discusses “New Directions in Eco-Planning.”





Pusey Library

• Continuing: Toward a National Cartography: American Mapmaking, 1782-1800.

• Continuing: T.R. in Cartoon: The Art of Joseph Keppler.

Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.

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