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Extracurriculars

Events on and off campus during January and February


From left to right: Woman with a Scarf at Inspiration Point, Yosemite National Park, California (1980), by Roger Minick, at the Addison Gallery of American Art; Tell the Truth! by Liz Alpert Fay, at the Fuller Craft Museum; and Ladysmith Black Mombazo, at Sanders Theatre
From Left: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; Brad Stanton; Harvard box office

Exhibitions & Events | Theater | Lectures  | Film | Music

 

Exhibitions & Events

Houghton Library
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Victorian Visionary: John Ruskin and the Realization of the Ideal marks the bicentennial of the artist and art historian through artwork, letters, and illustrated books, among other primary resources recently donated by R. Dyke Benjamin ’59. (Opens January 14)

The Bauhaus at Home and Abroad: Selections from the Papers of Walter Gropius, Lyonel Feininger, and Andor Weininger celebrates the modern design movement’s centennial. (Opens January 15)

Carpenter Center for Visual Arts
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Liz Magor: BLOWOUT, co-organized with the Renaissance Society, features new sculptures featuring Mylar and objects, like toys, to explore “conditions of weakness and strength, agency, and the slow deteriorations” that often go unnoticed over time. (Opens January 30)

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall
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Future Fossil. Clarissa Tossin, RI ’18, pairs plastic-recycling techniques with materials and practices of Amazonian peoples to speculate about our human imprint on a postapocalyptic landscape. (Opens January 31)

Harvard Museum of Natural History
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Developed with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Climate Change offers current scientific information about our warming earth.

Fuller Craft Museum
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A juried exhibition of multimedia works by regional artists who explore Context: Language, Media, and Meaning. (Through February 24)

Addison Gallery of American Art
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Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs includes works by Ansel Adams, Lois Connor, Marcia Resnick, and Edward Weston, among others. (Through March 3)

 

Theater

American Repertory Theater
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A contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Othello, directed by Bill Rauch and performed by the original company from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Loeb Drama Center. (January 13-February 9)

In the world premiere of Endlings, written by the emerging playwright Celine Song and directed by Sammi Cannold, three haenyeos—elderly “sea women” who hold their breath while diving for food—spend their last days on the Korean island of Man-Jae. Loeb Drama Center. (February 26-March 17)

 

Lectures

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
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Radcliffe Institute fellow Min Jin Lee, the author of Pachinko and Free Food for Millionaires, contemplates “Are Koreans Human? Our Survival Powers, the Quest for Superpowers, and the Problem of Invulnerability.” (February 12)

 

Film

Harvard Film Archive
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Poets of Pandaemondium: The Cinema of Humphrey Jennings and Derek Jarman. Both British filmmakers employed audiovisual montage, amateur actors, and recited poetry—but at different times and to alternate ends. (January 25-February 11)

The Outer Limits of the Real. Three Films by Véréna Paravek and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Screenings include Leviathan, which also features a poetry reading by Boylston professor of rhetoric and oratory Jorie Graham, and a conversation with Castaing-Taylor. (February 2-26)

 

Music

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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The leaders of mbube, a form of South African a cappella singing, have enthralled audiences with their resonant harmonies since the 1960s. Sanders Theatre. (February 2)

Parker Quartet
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The performance by the Blodgett Quartet in Residence, hosted by Harvard’s music department, offers works by Schubert and Beethoven. Paine Hall. (February 15)

Boston Chamber Music Society
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Step out on a wintry afternoon for a concert of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Sanders Theatre. (February 24)