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September-October 2013

A detail of the extensive scale model of the renewed galleries, from <i>In-Sight Evening: Preparing for the New Harvard Art Museums</i>

A detail of the extensive scale model of the renewed galleries, from In-Sight Evening: Preparing for the New Harvard Art Museums

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Art Museums

&ldquo;Fleshy flowered spindletree,&rdquo; by Anna Laurent, at the Arnold Arboretum

“Fleshy flowered spindletree,” by Anna Laurent, at the Arnold Arboretum

Photograph by Anna Laurent/The Arnold Arboretum

A still from <i>Vertigo, </i>at the Harvard Film Archive

A still from Vertigo, at the Harvard Film Archive

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Film Archive

<i>An Evening with Champions</i> features&nbsp;renowned skaters such as Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir.

An Evening with Champions features renowned skaters such as Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir.

Courtesy of Yin Li/An Evening with Champions

<i>Family Cruise #1.....One Life to Heal,</i> by Kalup Linzy, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Family Cruise #1.....One Life to Heal, by Kalup Linzy, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Courtesy of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Discover new &ldquo;alien worlds&rdquo; (depicted at left) through lectures at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Discover new “alien worlds” (depicted at left) through lectures at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Courtesy of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Seasonal

An Evening with Champions
• October 5 at 8 p.m.
• October 6 at 3 p.m.
www.aneveningwithchampions.org
www.boxoffice.harvard.edu
; 617-496-2222
The forty-third annual ice-skating exhibition raises money for the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Bright Hockey Center.

The Farmers’ Market at Harvard
www.dining.harvard.edu/flp/ag_market.html
. Runs through October.
In Cambridge,
Science Center plaza
Tuesdays, noon-6 p.m.
In Allston,
168 Western Avenue
Fridays, 3-7 p.m.

Nature and Science

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

617-495-7461; 60 Garden Street
• September 19 and October 17 at 7:30 p.m. Observatory lectures and night-sky viewing, weather permitting.

The Arnold Arboretum
www.arboretum.harvard.edu
; 617-384-5209
Registration is required.

• September 28, 1-3:30 p.m.
Senior research scientist Peter Del Tredici explores the history and care of the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection, which includes large specimens of hinoki cypress that are between 150 and 275 years old.

• October 3 at 6:30 p.m.
An Eden of Sorts: The Natural History of My Feral Garden.
John Mitchell Hanson shares what he’s learned from three decades of experience, and experiments, increasing the biodiversity of suburban and other developed lands.

• Opening October 26
Dispersal
showcases the delicate seedpod images (both fine art and specimen portraits) of flora-focused writer, photographer, and producer Anna Laurent ’00.

Lectures

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
www.radcliffe.harvard.edu

All events are free and open to the public, although some require registration.

• September 10 at 5 p.m.
Jane Franklin’s Spectacles: Or, The Education of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister.
Kemper professor of American history Jill Lepore reveals what she learned while researching and writing Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin.

• October 22 at 4 p.m.
When Everything Changed.
New York Times columnist Gail Collins talks about how and why the national view of American women has shifted since 1960.

Mahindra Humanities Center
http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/upcoming-events

• September 25 at 6 p.m.
Astrophysicist Mario Livio reflects on the ideas detailed in his recent book, Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein, Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe.

Film

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

617-495-4700
Check the website for updates and details on screenings, lectures, and special events.

• Through September 8
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.

• Through September 28
The Complete Alfred Hitchcock
is a retrospective of the British master’s works, including nine fully restored silent films.

Exhibitions & Events

Harvard Art Museums
www.harvardartmuseums.org
; 617-495-9400/9422. The museum buildings and galleries are closed for renovation until the fall of 2014. Nevertheless, some special events will be held at other University locations. For details and to register for events, call 617-495-4544.

• September 18 at 6-8:30 p.m.
In-Sight Evening: Preparing for the New Harvard Art Museums.
An illustrated talk explains the guiding design principles for the new art galleries.

• September 27, noon-1 p.m.
Harvard Treasures Tour: Rare Books and Special Collections at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
www.ves.fas.harvard.edu
; 617-495-3251

• Through September 29, opening reception on September 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Exhibition: New Faculty 2013-2014
highlights the work of Kalup Linzy, Catherine Lord, Luisa Rabbia, Halsey Rodman, Heather Rowe, and Roger White, among others.

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
http://hmsc.harvard.edu

The HMSC is a consortium of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the Harvard Semitic Museum, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/chsi-exhibitions.html
; 617-495-2779
Science Center 251
1 Oxford Street
• Continuing: Time and Time Again: How Science and Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future explores how humans find, keep, make, measure, carve out, waste, and kill time—and the instruments used to do all the above.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
www.peabody.harvard.edu
; 617-496-1027
• October 5, noon-4 p.m.
Amazing Archaeology at Harvard.
The Peabody and Semitic museums jointly offer an afternoon of hands-on activities, meetings with archaeologists, and gallery tours that explore everything from Maya glyphs and Giza pyramids to Egyptian coffins and animal bones, to recent findings from the “Digging Veritas” excavation on campus.

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

• September 26 at 6 p.m.
Professor of human evolutionary biology Daniel Lieberman discusses his new book, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease. Reception to follow.

• October 26, 4-8 p.m.
Alfred Russel Wallace Day
celebrates the work and life of this British scientist, who co-discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection. Visit the museum’s website for further details and for information on how to get tickets.

 • Through October 6
The Language of Color
explores the many purposes of hues and shades in a wide variety of creatures.

Music

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

• October 4 at 8 p.m.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performs Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

• October 25 at 8:30 p.m.
The Harvard and Princeton glee clubs celebrate their centennial concert.

• November 1 at 8 p.m.
The annual “Montage Concert” features the Harvard Monday Jazz Band, Harvard Wind Ensemble, and the Harvard University Band.

Theater

American Repertory Theater
www.americanrepertorytheater.org

617-547-8300 (box office)
• September 13 through October 12
The East Coast premiere of All The Way, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. This dramatization of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s first year in office is directed by Bill Rauch ’84 (artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), and stars Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston (who leads the cast of the critically acclaimed cable series Breaking Bad).

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Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach Gallery

 

Looking at the Cosmos through a Feminine Lens

Shaina Taub sings as militant suffragist Alice Paul.

Photograph by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Shaina Taub Shares Suffragists in Song

(Click on arrow at right to see a gallery of images.) The stained-glass image of the juggler, commissioned for the exhibition, from Atelier Miller, at the entry to Dumbarton Oaks

Image courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Visiting Dumbarton Oaks Jugglers Tale Exhibition

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A quilt from the Shape/View series: 2015–2017, all works hand-stitched cotton View III 43×57 in.

Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach Gallery

 

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Shaina Taub sings as militant suffragist Alice Paul.

Photograph by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Shaina Taub Shares Suffragists in Song

(Click on arrow at right to see a gallery of images.) The stained-glass image of the juggler, commissioned for the exhibition, from Atelier Miller, at the entry to Dumbarton Oaks

Image courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Visiting Dumbarton Oaks Jugglers Tale Exhibition