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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

 

Arts

Anna Von Mertens depicts the findings of female astronomers using quilts and drawings.

11.8.18

Unite or Perish, Chicago (1968), by John Simmons 

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs.2018.119

Eighteen photographers capture the 1930s through the 1980s.

November-December 2018

Robert Humphreville, a frequent Harvard Film Archive accompanist, says he’s mostly asked to play comedies, especially from “the big three”: Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton. (A scene from Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. appears over his shoulder.)

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Three pianists making silent film sing

July-August 2018

Wim Wenders speaking at Sanders Theatre on April 2

Photograph courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center 

Wim Wenders delivers the final installment in the 2018 Norton Lectures on Cinema. 

4.16.18

Agnès Varda

Photograph courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center

Agnès Varda delivered the second installment of this year’s Norton Lectures on Cinema.

3.6.18

Director David Wain (right) with Will Forte, who plays a young Doug Kenney ’68

Video still © Netflix

A new biopic, scripted by John Aboud ’95 and Michael Colton ’97, follows how Doug Kenney ’68 franchised fun, died young, and became a comedy legend.

2.13.18

event poster for the wiseman lectures

Courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center

Documentarian Frederick Wiseman is the first filmmaker to deliver a Norton Lecture.

2.1.18

Courtesy of PBS

Harvard experts provide access to Vietnamese sources on the war.

9.11.17

Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Ehle in A Quiet Passion

© A Quiet Passion/Hurricane Films/Courtesy of Music Box Films.

In his film A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies illuminates Emily Dickinson’s daily life and eternal poetry.

4.18.17