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July-August 2013

from <i>Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries,</i> at the Peabody Museum

from Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries, at the Peabody Museum

Photograph by Stehpen Dupont/ Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

fresh strawberries at the Harvard Farmers&rsquo; Market

fresh strawberries at the Harvard Farmers’ Market

Photograph by Rose Lincoln/Harvard News office

a still from <i>The Swimmer</i> (1968), part of a retrospective on Burt Lancaster, at the Harvard Film Archive

a still from The Swimmer (1968), part of a retrospective on Burt Lancaster, at the Harvard Film Archive

Courtesy of the Harvard Film Archive

Seasonal

The Farmers’ Market at Harvard
www.dining.harvard.edu/flp/ag_market.html

In Cambridge:
Tuesdays, noon-6 p.m. (rain or shine)
Science Center plaza

In Allston:
Fridays, 3-7 p.m.
168 Western Avenue

Organized by Harvard University Dining Services, this outdoor market runs through October and emphasizes local goods—fresh produce, breads, baked sweets, herbs, seafood, pasta, jams, chocolates, and cheeses.

 

Film

The Harvard Film Archive
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa
617-495-4700

Preliminary dates for the summer film festivals are listed below. Check the website for updates and details on screenings, lectures, and special events.

  • July 5-September 9: The Complete Alfred Hitchcock is a retrospective of the British master’s works, including nine fully restored silent films.
  • July 12-August 12: Burt Lancaster highlights the career of the Hollywood icon who starred in more than 60 films as diverse as Elmer Gantry, The Birdman of Alcatraz, and Atlantic City.

 

Exhibitions & Events

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
http://hmsc.harvard.edu
617-495-2779

Science Center 251, 1 Oxford Street

  • Continuing: Time and Time Again: How Science and Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future. The exhibit explores how humans find, keep, make, measure, carve out, waste, and kill time—and the instruments used to do all the above (culled from the University’s Collection of Historical Instruments). See Treasure, page 76, for a sampling.

 

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

  • Continuing: Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries. These stunning series of photographs and observations offer a close look at the westernization of a traditional society.

Throughout the year, the museum holds “family drop-in” educational events. This summer’s programs are:

  • July 20, noon to 4 p.m. Mural Madness. Create wall murals and other art projects based on artifacts.
  • August 17, noon to 4 p.m. Chocolate Treasures. Learn about cacao’s role in Aztec and Mayan cultures.

 

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

  • Continuing: The Language of Color. Visitors learn how and why color variation has evolved over thousands of years in a variety of animals, including poison dart frogs.
  • Continuing: Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm includes glass models of an octopus, paper nautilus, and other creatures made by the nineteenth-century artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, who also produced the renowned glass flowers.

 

Harvard Art Museums
www.harvardartmuseums.org
617-495-9400

Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway

  • August 15, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Day Trip: Modernism in Maine features visits to the Colby College Museum of Art (and its new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion) and the Portland Museum of Art, which offers works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, such as Gauguin’s The Seed of Areoi. Registration is required. For details, visit www.harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/day-trip-modernism-maine, or call 617-495-4544.

 

Music

Harvard Summer Pops Band

  • July 25 at 4 p.m. in Harvard Yard
  • July 28 at 3 p.m. at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston

 

Sanders Theatre
www.boxoffice.harvard.edu
617-496-2222

Admission is free, but tickets are required.

  • August 2 at 8 p.m. The Harvard Summer School Chorus performs Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Handel’s Laudate Pueri Dominum.
  • August 3 at 8 p.m. The Harvard Summer School Orchestra plays pieces by Edvard Grieg and Aaron Copland, among others.

 

Nature and Science

The Arnold Arboretum
www.arboretum.harvard.edu
617-384-5209

Check the website for classes, lectures, and events.

  • July and August: A link in Boston’s Emerald Necklace, the arboretum is a treasure trove of native plants, old-growth trees, flowers, rare specimens, and walking trails. Visitors can take guided tours, offered on the weekends, or roam freely throughout the grounds.

 

Theater

American Repertory Theater
www.americanrepertorytheater.org
617-547-8300 (box office)

  • August 29 at 8 p.m. Throwing Shade Live: Comedy + Tragedy – Class. Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi appear at the ART’s Oberon theater for a live version of their award-winning LGBT podcast (www.throwingshade.com). 2 Arrow Street.

 

Events listings also appear in the University Gazette.

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