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  • 2019 Mar 24

    Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Basic Training (Multiple Sessions)

    10:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    Multiple Sessions: March 24 10:30-12:00pm [HB], April 20, 10:30-12:00pm [WH], April 27, 10:30-12:00pm [HB], May 5, 10:30-12:00pm [HB]

    With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum's living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science as a participant in our Tree Spotters program. This citizen science project opens a window into the Arboretum's phenology: the timing of natural events, such as the leafing...

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  • 2019 Mar 25

    Simulcast: Giving Voice to Nature: with Richard Powers, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and William (Ned) Friedman

    7:00pm to 8:15pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    SIMULCAST VIEWING: Richard PowersRobin Wall Kimmerer, and Arnold Arboretum Director William “Ned” Friedman will join voices in this guided conversation about trees. Melding readings with discussion; drawing on mystery, lore, and science; they will convey the challenges and rewards of trying to represent non-humans—speaking both for and as the trees. Register early for this animated and enriching...

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  • 2019 Mar 26

    Celebrate Nowruz

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Special Event

    Celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring with poetry, live music, traditional sweets, and an introduction to the traditional haft seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1398, the new year in the Persian calendar.

    Free with...

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  • 2019 Mar 26

    The Coinage of the Achaian League: Between Federal Authority and Civic Autonomy

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

    Since the American Revolution, the Achaian koinon (“league” in Greek) has been an essential case for understanding the formation of a centralized, federal government from a group of formerly autonomous, geographically disparate city-states. However, coins are conspicuously absent from historical research on this topic—despite the fact that coinage functions as an immediate marker and official product of the authorities within a society.
     
    In this lecture, Catherine Grandjean, professor of ancient history at the University of...

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  • 2019 Mar 27

    Tunes at Noon: Club Passim Edition

    Repeats every month on the 19 of December until Wed Dec 19 2018 . Also includes Wed Jan 30 2019, Wed Feb 13 2019, Wed Feb 27 2019, Wed Mar 13 2019, Wed Mar 27 2019, Wed Apr 10 2019, Wed Apr 24 2019, Wed May 08 2019, Wed May 22 2019.
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Smith Campus Center
    Enjoy lunch or a study break in the Smith Campus Center! Stop by Harvard Commons every other Wednesday to hear live music from Club Passim, a local folk music organization based in Harvard Square. Learn more about Harvard Common Spaces here. Read more about Tunes at Noon: Club Passim Edition
  • 2019 Mar 27

    Ancient Egyptian Gardens

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Free Public Lecture

    Christian E. Loeben, Egyptologist and Keeper of Egyptian and Islamic Arts, Museum August Kestner, Hanover, Germany

    The oldest documented gardens in the world are from ancient Egypt. Gardens were described in hieroglyphic texts and depicted in paintings, and many have been recovered through archaeology. From these sources we know that ancient Egyptians maintained gardens at temples and tombs, as well as at royal palaces and local residences. Drawing on comparisons among paintings of gardens from over fifty...

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  • 2019 Mar 28

    Midday Organ Recital: Mitchell Crawford

    12:15pm to 12:45pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    Mitchell Crawford, minister of Music at Old South Church in Boston, will perform.

    Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. Audience members are invited to lunch quietly while listening.

    Free admission

    Presented by the Harvard Organ Society in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums and Memorial Church.

  • 2019 Mar 28

    Gallery Talk: Poetry, Painting, and the Plastic Arts

    12:30pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    Erica Lawton, staff assistant in the Division of European and American Art, will give this gallery talk.

    Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

    Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes...

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  • 2019 Mar 28

    Film by Design: Bauhaus and the Moving Image, Part 2

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

    In conjunction with our special exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard, this film series will reconstruct how Bauhäusler (students and faculty at the Bauhaus) actively engaged with moving images between 1919 and 1933. They created abstract animations, lightplays, architectural films, and short documentaries; they invited avant-garde filmmakers to present their work at the Bauhaus; they organized frequent film screenings at Bauhaus festivities; and they even made a series of material...

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  • 2019 Mar 28

    Viruses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Free Public Lecture

    Paul Turner, Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Microbiology Program Faculty Member, Yale University

    Viruses are the tiniest but most numerous inhabitants of Earth. Although notorious for causing deadly epidemics, not all viruses are bad. Many are beneficial to their hosts and several play key roles in maintaining the health of ecosystems. Paul Turner will discuss the “good, bad, and ugly” effects of viruses, from how they invade organisms and wreak havoc in biological systems...

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