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Events on and off campus during September and October

From left: a detail from Procession, by Leonid and Rimma Brailovsky, at the Museum of Russian Icons; one of the photographs by Kippy Goldfarb at the Arnold Arboretum; Creamer and Sugar, Swans in Sky (2016), by Amber Cowan, at the Fuller Craft Museum

Credits from left: courtesy of the Collection of Vladimir and Vera Torchilin, Photograph courtesy of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative and the Museum of Russian Icons; photograph by Kippy Goldfarb, courtesy of the Harvard Arnold Arboretum; Photograph by Matthew Hollerbush, courtesy of the Fuller Craft Museum


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Boston Local Food Festival
New England’s “largest one-day farmers’ market.” (September 17)


Harvard Film Archive
By Chantal Akerman explores the Belgian filmmaker’s personal and political nuances through screenings of Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles and other works. (September 8-November 12)
The Animation of Jan Lenica. This retrospective explores works by the Polish designer and illustrator. (October 21-30)


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Social Justice and the New Food Activism. Radcliffe fellow Julie Guthman discusses the origins, development, and challenges of the healthy-food movement. Knafel Center. (October 12)


Blodgett Chamber Music Series
The Parker Quartet plays works by Bartók and Mozart. (September 29) “Guido Adler: Musicology Then and Now” features the Boston Trio playing music by the Bohemian-Austrian composer’s students and contemporaries. (October 13)

Sanders Theatre
The Harvard Wind Ensemble, Monday Jazz Band, and Harvard University Band join forces for the annual Montage Concert. (October 8)
The Harvard Choruses and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra perform Chichester Psalms, among other works, to honor the coming centennial of composer Leonard Bernstein ’39, D.Mus. ’67. (October 28)

Nature and Science

The Arnold Arboretum
Boston-based photographer Kippy Goldfarb, Ed.M. ’82, reveals patterns and kaleidoscopic images of nature in Reverberations: A Virtual Tour. (October 20-February 4)


American Repertory Theater
Adapted by Rob Roth from audiotaped conversations between Truman Capote and Andy Warhol, Warhol Capote captures the 1970s Zeitgeist, along with the artists’ signature creative drives and personalities. Directed by Michael Mayer. (September 9-October 13)

Events and Exhibitions

Harvard Museum of Natural History
World in a Drop: Photographic Explorations of Microbial Life features images by Harvard Medical School research fellow Scott Chimileski. (See “Life Beyond Sight”) He and HMS professor Roberto Kolter, coauthors of Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World, discuss their work on October 19. (Exhibit runs through January 7.)

RISD Museum
Lines of Thought: Drawings from Michelangelo to Now, from the British Museum elucidates how a deceptively simple art form influences and connects artists and viewers over time. (Opens October 6)

Fuller Craft Museum
Amber Cowan: Re/Collection. The Philadelphia artist creates intricate sculptures, some unearthly, others arthropodic, out of bits and pieces of recycled vintage glass. (Through October 8)

The Museum of Russian Icons
Coinciding with the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917, Migration + Memory: Jewish Artists of the Russian and Soviet Empires reflects cultural history and individual trajectories. (Opens October 12)