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Caspian: The Elements

"Caspian: The Elements" is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores the deep links between the peoples of the Caspian and their enigmatic and coveted landscapes. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 17, 2020. See exhibition-related lecture by Chloe Dewe Mathews on April 25, 2019: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/caspian-the-elements-preview-and-lecture. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Standard Museum Admission. Contact Info: 617-496-1027. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Climate Change

New exhibition experience: Ongoing and open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important new exhibit on climate change that draws on the latest science about our warming climate, the global, and local consequences, and what we can do to prepare for its effects. This multimedia exhibit includes engaging video and storm simulations, a “check your knowledge” interactive station, and a dramatic inside look at a high-tech Argo float from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — one of 4,000 deployed worldwide to monitor global oceans and climate. Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Climate Change offers visitors the hard facts about one of the world’s greatest challenges. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History This exhibit was made possible with generous financial support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, together with support from Jonathan Goldstein MBA ’90, and Kaia, Annika, and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy. Cost: Standard museum admission. Contact Info: 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Cosmic Origins

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint. This singular moment — when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth — inspired a vibrant new age of scientific and technological research that has vastly improved the understanding of our planet, solar system, and wider universe. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit — located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition — will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media. Through Nov. 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen, on loan from NASA, collected during Apollo 12. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to examine a real Moon rock, and to engage with this dynam… Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: $15. Ticket Web Link: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information (617) 495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence Exhibition

This exhibition features work by Colby Charpentier which he developed during his year as 2018-19 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Colby writes, "This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay. This process is driven by the research questions: What if we took clay out of the vessel and glaze was all that remained? And what does it mean to replicate a 3-D printing process by hand? The result is ceramic: glass, devitrified. Please visit the gallery webpage for current hours. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Main Office: 617-495-8680. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134. For more info visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu.

Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles — a new exhibit that features hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recounts the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Contact Info: hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Fruits in Decay: Glass Flowers Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious “fuzz,” or oddly curled foliage. Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture — with astonishing realism — the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Cost: $15. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Faith & Life Forum

The Faith & Life Forum explores matters of faith and public life. This term, we will explore the theme of pilgrimage through readings, discussion, interviews, and lectures. Come for coffee at 9 a.m. Gazette Classification: Humanities. Religion. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Speaker(s): For the weekly list of speakers, visit our website: https://memorialchurch.harvard.edu/faith-life-forum. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: 617-495-5508. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Buttrick Room in the Memorial Church 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge.

Clay — Modeling African Design

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. Closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition was made possible by support from the William E. Teel African and Oceanic Arts Endowment Fund and the Alexander S. Robert L. and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund. Associated programming was made possible by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund and the M. Victor Leventritt Fund. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums University Collections Gallery: African Art 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Critical Printing

"Critical Printing" is an experimental course offered by Harvard’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies that integrates studio and seminar instruction, allowing students to explore print as artists and scholars simultaneously. In this installation, as in the course, prints are organized not by medium or chronology, but by fundamental modes of critical thinking that emerge from the printmaking process. In the gallery, works are grouped around the following themes: Reversal, Pressure, Color Separation, Depth, and Replicability. Over 20 prints are featured, including works by the following artists: Otto Dix, Helen Frankenthaler, Jesse Aron Green, Jasper Johns, Corita Kent, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, May Stevens, Utagawa Hiroshige, Edouard Vuillard, and John Wilson. Also included are examples of Notgeld, emergency currency printed in Weimar Germany around 1920. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging? "Crossing Lines, Constructing Home" investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support… Cost: Museum Admission. Contact Info: am_info@harvard.edu 6174959400. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness

Discover how celebrated American artist Winslow Homer’s work for the illustrated periodical "Harper’s Weekly" helped shape his later career as a painter and watercolorist. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Sunday Worship Service

Anthems: David Hurd, "I Was Glad"; Gwyneth Walker, "Sounding Joy." A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond. Services are broadcast live on Harvard's radio station, WHRB 95.3 FM, and online at whrb.org. Sermons are available on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/memorial-church; recordings of the service are available at memorialchurch.harvard.edu. Gazette Classification: Religion. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Speaker(s): Preacher: The Rev. Alanna C. Sullivan, Associate Minister, The Memorial Church. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: The Memorial Church of Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge 617-495-5508. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Memorial Church Sanctuary 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge. For more info visit memorialchurch.harvard.edu.

Quick Stop Tours by Harvard Student Guides

Let a Harvard student help you focus on a few special objects in the galleries. Each Quick Stop offers replica objects to handle while engaging in lively conversation. Topics change daily. Themes may address Princess Leia and Hopi pots; cloves and gongs; trays of eyes; or monuments to the average human. These activities are offered twice a week during free entry times for Massachusetts residents. No reservation is required. See website for blackout dates like school vacations. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Free with museum admission. Ticket Web Link: www.peabody.harvard.edu/visit. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:55 AM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Anna Opperman: Drawings

"Anna Oppermann: Drawings" features a survey of this underrecognized German artist’s early drawings alongside one of her renowned “ensemble” installations, and will be the first solo exhibition of her work in the United States in 20 years. Beginning in the mid-1960s through the early ’70s, Oppermann (1940 –1993) created an astonishing series of surreal, almost psychedelic drawings that uniquely and quietly explode the private space of the home, and her experience within it. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Contact Info: ccva@fas.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Level 3 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit carpenter.center.

Highlights Tours by Harvard Student Guides

Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such as Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West, featuring 19th-century warrior art, and Digging Veritas, which explores the archaeology of colonial Harvard. Tours visit highlights on the first, third and fourth floors. Guides encourage conversation and are interested in visitor reflections. See website for blackout dates. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Free with museum admission. Ticket Web Link: www.peabody.harvard.edu/visit. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Local Martial Arts Masters Perform

As a fourth generation disciple of the Tiger Crane style, Yon Lee, has for decades devoted to lectures, exhibitions, conferences on Tai Chi, Tiger Crane, and Chi Kung. This year, local Martial Arts Masters are kindly invited to give splendid performances for audiences who are interested in health and martial arts. This event is a fundraiser for BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. Gazette Classification: Athletic. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Tai Chi Club Harvard Wushu Club Harvard Taekwondo Club & Bu Kung Fu Club. Speaker(s): Yon Lee, Harvard's Tai Chi Master, Winchel P.C. Woo, Grandmaster. Cost: From $10. Ticket Web Link: https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp. Contact Info: yonlee@fas.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Sanders Theatre 45 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.hcs.harvard.edu.

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation

Christianity has important early roots in the Nile Valley and Ethiopia. Related arts often embody core local African values — an aesthetics that privileges moral value and simplicity over opulence, wealth, or power. This is an art of the people: limestone not marble, wool and linen rather than silk, bone instead of ivory, terracotta, wood, and copper in place of gold. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5924/early-christian-africa-arts-of-transformation. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Maison du Bonheur

A delightful and life affirming portrait-of-sorts, Bohdanowicz’ film is set largely within the flower and memory filled Montmartre apartment of a Parisian widow and astrologer. Subtly anticipating the fascination with archival research that inspires Bohdanowicz’ most recent work, "Maison du Bonheur" gathers a poetic catalogue of Juliane Sellam’s cherished daily rituals, possessions and memories: watering her bountiful geraniums, displaying still-resplendent evening gowns recalling her beloved departed husband. The grandmother of a friend of Bohdanowicz, Sellam is offered as an emblem of joie de vivre and a charmingly old-fashioned ideal of feminine beauty that the film holds up as a kind of liberating self-certainty. The director remains only a partial presence, heard in brief monologues that counterpoint Sellam’s ebullience with a wistful melancholia and a touching humility about her filmmaking vocation. Gazette Classification: Film. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive. Cost: $9 - Regular Admission $7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens. Free for Harvard students. Contact Info: bgravely@fas.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:05 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit harvardfilmarchive.org.

Chamber Music auditions

Auditions for the Chamber Music program, open to the entire Harvard community and based at Mather House. Weekly coachings, concert opportunities. Gazette Classification: Classes/Workshops. Music. Organization/Sponsor: Mather House. Contact Info: Na'ama Lion, lion@fas.harvrd.edu. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Mather House Senior Common Room 10 Cowperthwaite St. Cambridge. For more info visit mather.harvard.edu.

Detour / Five Came Back

Al Roberts, played somberly by Tom Neal, somewhere at the start of the film utters the phrase: “Fate sticks out a foot to trip you.” Roberts’ fate will be meeting, in labyrinthine ways, Vera, wonderfully portrayed by Ann Savage. Fate will become the constant and mounting fear that fears itself. Fate will become a nightmare of infinite proportions that agglutinates the very dark story that we are horribly being told. This film, one of the most disturbing pieces that I saw in my youth after pursuing it in every film club in Mexico, influenced by the recommendation of some of the iconic members of the French Nouvelle Vague, left a profound impression in me. The morbid pace, ominous and rather slow, the pace of nightmares, gave me reason to try as I could to envelop my movies with the notion of the nightmare, of the force of fate and the occurrence of omnipresent fear. Gazette Classification: Film. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive. Cost: $9 - Regular Admission $7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens. Free for Harvard students. Contact Info: bgravely@fas.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:05 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit harvardfilmarchive.org.

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, the six wives of Henry VIII have been reduced to a single rhyme — so they picked up a pen and a microphone. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the wives take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Gazette Classification: Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $25. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/six/. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Loeb Drama Center 64 Brattle St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

Bangladesh Rising Conference

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with the third fastest GDP growth rate. Despite its small geographical size, Bangladesh is on its way to becoming an economic and cultural giant. In our upcoming Bangladesh Rising Conference, experts from Harvard and peer institutions, as well as governing bodies and organizations across Bangladesh, will discuss the nation’s economy, history, art and heritage, entrepreneurship, public health, and its actions to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Keynote speakers include Kaushik Basu, former Chief Economist of the World Bank, who will lead a panel on the Bangladesh economy and the nation’s economic resurgence through foreign investment. Abul Kalam Azad, Principal SDG Coordinator with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, will discuss the current efforts toward meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Gazette Classification: Conferences. Education. Health Sciences. Humanities. Social Sciences. Organization/Sponsor: The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute. Speaker(s): Kaushik Basu C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics, Cornell University; Former Chief Economist, World Bank Abdur Rouf Talukder Secretary of Finance, Government of Bangladesh Reshmaan Hussam Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Iqbal Quadir Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Kazi Aminul Islam Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority… Cost: Free. Contact Info: Selmon Rafey srafey@fas.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 8:15 AM – 5:30 PM. Gutman Conference Center, Harvard Graduate School of Education 6 Appian Way Cambridge. For more info visit mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu.

Morning Prayers

A daily service of Morning Prayers has been kept at Harvard since its founding in 1636. Held Monday through Friday during term, the service consists of music, prayer, and a brief address given by a member or friend of the University. Music at Morning Prayers is provided by the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, who sing a wide selection of anthems and psalms in a variety of styles. Listen to Morning Prayers on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/memorial-church. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Music. Religion. Support/Social. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Speaker(s): For the daily list of speakers, visit our website: https://memorialchurch.harvard.edu/morningprayers. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: memorialchurch@harvard.edu 617-495-5508. Monday, September 16, 2019, 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM. The Memorial Church of Harvard University Appleton Chapel 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge.

Caspian: The Elements

"Caspian: The Elements" is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores the deep links between the peoples of the Caspian and their enigmatic and coveted landscapes. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 17, 2020. See exhibition-related lecture by Chloe Dewe Mathews on April 25, 2019: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/caspian-the-elements-preview-and-lecture. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Standard Museum Admission. Contact Info: 617-496-1027. Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Climate Change

New exhibition experience: Ongoing and open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important new exhibit on climate change that draws on the latest science about our warming climate, the global, and local consequences, and what we can do to prepare for its effects. This multimedia exhibit includes engaging video and storm simulations, a “check your knowledge” interactive station, and a dramatic inside look at a high-tech Argo float from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — one of 4,000 deployed worldwide to monitor global oceans and climate. Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Climate Change offers visitors the hard facts about one of the world’s greatest challenges. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History This exhibit was made possible with generous financial support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, together with support from Jonathan Goldstein MBA ’90, and Kaia, Annika, and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy. Cost: Standard museum admission. Contact Info: 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Cosmic Origins

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint. This singular moment — when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth — inspired a vibrant new age of scientific and technological research that has vastly improved the understanding of our planet, solar system, and wider universe. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit — located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition — will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media. Through Nov. 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen, on loan from NASA, collected during Apollo 12. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to examine a real Moon rock, and to engage with this dynam… Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: $15. Ticket Web Link: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information (617) 495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence Exhibition

This exhibition features work by Colby Charpentier which he developed during his year as 2018-19 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Colby writes, "This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay. This process is driven by the research questions: What if we took clay out of the vessel and glaze was all that remained? And what does it mean to replicate a 3-D printing process by hand? The result is ceramic: glass, devitrified. Please visit the gallery webpage for current hours. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Main Office: 617-495-8680. Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134. For more info visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu.

Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles — a new exhibit that features hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recounts the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Contact Info: hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Fruits in Decay: Glass Flowers Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious “fuzz,” or oddly curled foliage. Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture — with astonishing realism — the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Cost: $15. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

The Rittase Touch: Photographic Views of Harvard in the 1930s

In the fall of 1932, Harvard invited William Rittase (1894-1968), a Philadelphia-based photographer, to Cambridge to capture views of Harvard Yard, its buildings, and the greater campus beyond its gates. Ultimately, he produced a series of 87 photographs, now held at the Harvard University Archives, that visually document Harvard in a period of unprecedented growth and change. On exhibit are 11 original gelatin silver prints of Rittase's 1932 Harvard photographs as well as several reproductions, all placed in their historical, technological, and artistic context. Come see how Harvard was changing in the early '30s, and investigate how it has changed since. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Archives. Cost: Free. Contact Info: 617-384-7788. Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Lammot du Pont Copeland Gallery Pusey Library Harvard Yard Cambridge. For more info visit library.harvard.edu.

Clay — Modeling African Design

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. Closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition was made possible by support from the William E. Teel African and Oceanic Arts Endowment Fund and the Alexander S. Robert L. and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund. Associated programming was made possible by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund and the M. Victor Leventritt Fund. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Monday, September 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums University Collections Gallery: African Art 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Critical Printing

"Critical Printing" is an experimental course offered by Harvard’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies that integrates studio and seminar instruction, allowing students to explore print as artists and scholars simultaneously. In this installation, as in the course, prints are organized not by medium or chronology, but by fundamental modes of critical thinking that emerge from the printmaking process. In the gallery, works are grouped around the following themes: Reversal, Pressure, Color Separation, Depth, and Replicability. Over 20 prints are featured, including works by the following artists: Otto Dix, Helen Frankenthaler, Jesse Aron Green, Jasper Johns, Corita Kent, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, May Stevens, Utagawa Hiroshige, Edouard Vuillard, and John Wilson. Also included are examples of Notgeld, emergency currency printed in Weimar Germany around 1920. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Monday, September 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging? "Crossing Lines, Constructing Home" investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support… Cost: Museum Admission. Contact Info: am_info@harvard.edu 6174959400. Monday, September 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness

Discover how celebrated American artist Winslow Homer’s work for the illustrated periodical "Harper’s Weekly" helped shape his later career as a painter and watercolorist. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Monday, September 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Book Launch: Transparency in Health and Health Care in the United States

In June 2019, Cambridge University Press published "Transparency in Health and Health Care in the United States." This volume, edited by Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Carmel Shachar, and Barbara J. Evans, stems from the Petrie-Flom Center’s 2017 annual conference, which brought together leading experts to reach better understandings of this health policy buzzword, recognizing its true limitations, so that transparency can be utilized as a solution to pressing health policy issues. Gazette Classification: Ethics. Health Sciences. Law. Organization/Sponsor: Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Speaker(s): I. Glenn Cohen, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center, Holly Fernandez Lynch, John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Assistant Faculty Director of Online Education, and Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Jennifer Miller, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine and Program for Biomedical Ethics, Yale School… Cost: Free. Contact Info: Kaitlyn Dowling kdowling@law.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Harvard Law School Wasserstein Hall Milstein East (2036) 1585 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit petrieflom.law.harvard.edu.

Collecting War Crimes Evidence during Cultural Rescue in Iraq

After ISIS established its “Caliphate” in Mosul in 2014, it intentionally destroyed cultural heritage across Iraq’s Nineveh Plain. When Mosul was liberated in 2017, international cultural organizations offered salvage and stabilization assistance. Faced with scenes of war crimes under the 1954 Hague Convention on cultural property protection, professionals realized they also had to document the destruction properly or risk causing future court cases to fail. Corine Wegener will describe the development of Mosul Museum Project Zero, which collects evidence of destruction at the museum for use in a possible war crimes trial. Wegener is director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and a board member of the US Committee of the Blue Shield. She is a retired US Army Reserve major and served as a Civil Affairs Arts, Monuments, and Archives Officer in Iraq in 2003-2004. Gazette Classification: Humanities. Lecture. Social Sciences. Organization/Sponsor: Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World; Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative. Speaker(s): Corine Wegener. Contact Info: pls@law.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Harvard Law School Wasserstein 1019 1585 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit pls.law.harvard.edu.

The Time for Talk is Over: Climate Justice for Future Generations

Lunchtime talks begin promptly at 12 p.m. You are invited to bring your own lunch. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: East Asian Legal Studies. Speaker(s): Antonio Oposa, Environmental activist in the Philippines and Founder, The Law of Nature Foundation. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Mike Zaisser. Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Harvard Law School Morgan Courtroom, Austin 308 1585 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.law.harvard.edu.

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation

Christianity has important early roots in the Nile Valley and Ethiopia. Related arts often embody core local African values — an aesthetics that privileges moral value and simplicity over opulence, wealth, or power. This is an art of the people: limestone not marble, wool and linen rather than silk, bone instead of ivory, terracotta, wood, and copper in place of gold. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5924/early-christian-africa-arts-of-transformation. Monday, September 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Ocean Futures: Conversations with Jim McCarthy

Throughout his career, Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography Jim McCarthy has blended his scientific curiosity about life in the oceans with his commitment to a broader public understanding of human impacts on the Earth system. In honor of his 75th year, and in recognition of his many contributions to science, to education, and to the assessment of climate change as a global challenge, HUCE invites you to join Jim along with five visionary leaders in science and policy for a discussion of the future of the oceans and the Earth. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences. Lecture. Science. Special Events. Sustainability. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Center for the Environment. Speaker(s): Jim McCarthy, Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography, Sallie (Penny) Chisholm  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jeremy Jackson, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Smithsonian Institution, Jane Lubcheno   Oregon State University; former Administrator, NOAA, William Moomaw  Tufts University, Bud Ris  Boston Green Ribbon Commission; former President, New England Aquarium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: Erin Harleman Events Coordinator, HUCE eharleman@fas.harvard.edu (617) 495-0368. Monday, September 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Maxwell Dworkin G115 33 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit environment.harvard.edu.

2019 Loeb Lectures in Physics "Colloquium: The unreasonable effectiveness of deep learning"

Yann LeCun is VP & Chief AI Scientist at Facebook and Silver Professor at NYU affiliated with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences & the Center for Data Science. He was the founding Director of Facebook AI Research and of the NYU Center for Data Science. He received an Engineering Diploma from ESIEE (Paris) and a PhD from Sorbonne Université. After a postdoc in Toronto he joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1988, and AT&T Labs in 1996 as Head of Image Processing Research. He joined NYU as a professor in 2003 and Facebook in 2013. His interests include AI machine learning, computer perception, robotics and computational neuroscience. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of the 2018 ACM Turing Award (with Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio) for "conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing". Gazette Classification: Information Technology. Lecture. Science. Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Physics Department, Harvard University Morris Loeb Lectureship Fund. Speaker(s): Yann LeCun, VP & Chief AI Scientist, Facebook; Silver Professor, NYU. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: Jolanta Davis Administrator to the Chair of the Physics Department jmdavis@fas.harvard.edu 617-495-2866. Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Jefferson 250 Physics Department 17 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit fab.physics.harvard.edu.

Study Group with Bob Cohn: Politicians and the Press in an Era of Disruption

The 2020 election offers an opportunity to explore the relationship between the presidency and the press. We have an incumbent who has encouraged violence against reporters and declared journalists to be enemies of the state. We have a media establishment that now routinely calls the president a liar, whose leading practitioners sometimes turn to social media to decry the commander in chief in terms that traditionalists worry flout the standards of the profession. This turbulence comes against a backdrop of profound transformation in both institutions. Publishers struggle as their long-reliable advertising model collapses, and as powerful platforms like Google and Facebook erode the clout of media brands. New methods of delivering and consuming information create opportunities for media companies, but only the most sure-footed and entrepreneurial can figure it out. Meanwhile, politicians find that digital media can be useful for field organizing, fundraising, and message-delivery, but also that freewheeling d… Gazette Classification: Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Institute of Politics. Speaker(s): Bob Cohn. Cost: Free. Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM. Institute of Politics (L-163) Harvard Kennedy School 79 JFK St. Cambridge. For more info visit iop.harvard.edu.

Study Group with Deesha Dyer: From Imposter to Impact

Imposter syndrome is defined as feeling like you achieved something by luck, not talent. You feel like a ‘fraud’ that could be exposed at any moment, even if you earned every victory and accomplishment. Politics can be intimidating, and people often feel they have to be rooted in a specific issue, aligned with a certain candidate or connected to a list of noteworthy personalities in order to be welcomed and effective. We can’t deny that these elements do help, but those are not the only avenues to get inside the beltway. As we approach the 2020 election, the call to serve may be itching inside of you, but there may also be a voice of doubt questioning whether you can contribute something meaningful. You may look at those in prestigious positions and tell yourself there's no way you can ever get there, when you should be telling yourself the opposite. This study group will explore how to utilize your unique talents, skills and authenticity to be an effective public servant — whether it be on a political… Gazette Classification: Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Institute of Politics. Speaker(s): Deesha Dyer. Cost: Free. Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM. Institute of Politics (L-166) 79 John F. Kennedy St. Cambridge. For more info visit iop.harvard.edu.

Trauma, Magic, Love: Being In Aleppo with Karagöz Puppets, My Ancestors and the Spirit of Osman Kavala

CMES welcomes Syrian-Armenian-American actress Sona Tatoyan as she presents her Armenian grandfather’s hand-made Karagöz shadow puppets, which were recently re-discovered in the family home in Aleppo, Syria. Ms. Tatoyan will speak about finding the trove of puppets in the context of her visit to Aleppo as well as the tradition of puppetry in the Middle East and her plans for an exhibition of this remarkable art form that entertained millions until the age of cinema. Ms. Tatoyan will be joined by Mr. Ayhan Hulagu, a shadow puppet performer, who specializes in the traditional Ottoman shadow puppet theater called Karagöz, and founded the Karagöz Theater Company in 2017 in Washington, DC. Mr. Hulagu will close this event by presenting a brief shadow puppet show with Ms. Tatoyan’s grandfather’s puppets. This will be the first time Ms. Tatoyan will see her family’s puppets used in a traditional Karagöz show. CMES events are open to the public (no registration required), and off the record. Please note that ev… Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Lecture. Social Sciences. Theater. Organization/Sponsor: Hrant Dink Memorial CMES Fund. Speaker(s): Sona Tatoyan, Stage & film actress, writer, and activist, Ayhan Hulagu, Journalist, actor, artist, and puppet master. Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Contact Info: elizabethflanagan@fas.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. CMES Rm 102 38 Kirkland St. Cambridge. For more info visit cmes.fas.harvard.edu.

Hearing the Middle Ages

This panel discussion opens the 2019-2020 season of the Mahindra Humanities Center's Medieval Studies Seminar. Preceded by the Fall Welcoming Reception of the Medieval Studies Committee (4-5:30 p.m.). Gazette Classification: Humanities. Lecture. Music. Organization/Sponsor: Standing Committee on Medieval Studies. Speaker(s): Margot Fassler , University of Notre Dame, Michael Cuthbert , MIT, Eric Weiskott , Boston College. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Sean Gilsdorf (gilsdorf@fas.harvard.edu). Monday, September 16, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Barker Center 110 Thompson Room 12 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit medieval.fas.harvard.edu.

A Public Address by The Right Honourable John Bercow

A public address by the The Right Honourable John Bercow, MP Speaker of the House of Commons. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: Institute of Politics and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Speaker(s): John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, United Kingdom Moderator: Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director, The Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School. Cost: Free. Ticket Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/366360620908631/. Contact Info: Rsvp_IOP@hks.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum 79 JFK St. Cambridge. For more info visit iop.harvard.edu.

Exhibition Opening Reception — The Sound of My Soul: Frank Stewart’s Life In Jazz

Frank Stewart’s deep investigation of his African American roots through music, coupled with his intimate back- and on-stage access, offer a rich view of the jazz world via a post-modern vision that is firmly rooted in diverse artistic traditions. Jazz legends and younger stars — Miles Davis, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Etienne Charles, and Cécile McLorin Salvant among them — are featured in 80 photographs. They include gelatin silver prints and large-size digital compositions created since 1973 by Stewart, lead photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the 2017 winner of the Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award for Career Excellence. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University. Contact Info: 617-496-5777. Monday, September 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Cooper Gallery 102 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge. For more info visit coopergallery.fas.harvard.edu.

The Sound of My Soul: Opening Reception

Frank Stewart’s deep investigation of his African American roots through music, coupled with his intimate back- and on-stage access, offer a rich view of the jazz world via a post-modern vision that is firmly rooted in diverse artistic traditions. Jazz legends and younger stars — Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Etienne Charles, and Cécile McLorin Salvant among them — are featured in seventy photographs. They include gelatin silver prints and large-size digital compositions created since 1973 by Stewart, lead photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the 2017 winner of the Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award for Career Excellence. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: The Cooper Gallery and Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Cost: Free. Ticket Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2238043339751377/. Monday, September 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Cooper Gallery 102 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Mental Health and Africa

Join HPOD, GMHI, and the Department of Africa and African American Studies for a discussion on mental health and Africa Light refreshments will be served. Gazette Classification: Law. Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Law School Project on Disability. Speaker(s): Elizabeth Kamundia, Kenya Human Rights Commission, Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies, Vikram Harshad Pate, The Pershing Square, Professor of Global Health Moderator: Michael Stein, Harvard Law School Project on Disability. Contact Info: hpod@law.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Harvard Law School WCC-1015 1585 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit hpod.law.harvard.edu.

MS Slavic 7

With her poignant short film Veslemøy’s Song, Bohdanowicz collaborated with Deragh Campbell to revive the autobiographically inspired character of Audrey Benac, introduced in Never Eat Alone and now bound for New York City to listen to a rare recording of the titular piece performed by a little-known female violinist who taught and mentored Bohdanowicz’ own grandfather. The search for inspiring women from the family past continues, expanded, in the remarkable MS Slavic 7, whose title derives from a collection in Houghton Library — the crown jewel of Harvard’s vast library system — that includes correspondences between Bohdanowicz’ great-grandmother Zofia Bohdanowiczowa and poet Józef Wittlin. Resourcefully using the Film Reference Library of the Toronto International Film Festival as a stand-in for Houghton, MS Slavic 7 follows Audrey’s efforts to read closely between the lines of the letters and to understand her responsibilities as literary executor of her great-grandmother’s estate. Structuring the film ar… Gazette Classification: Film. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive. Speaker(s): Director in Person. Cost: $12 - Special Event Admission. Contact Info: bgravely@fas.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:05 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit harvardfilmarchive.org.

Science and Cooking Public Lecture: The Science of Sugar

This presentation is part of the 2019 Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series, which pairs Harvard professors with celebrated food experts and renowned chefs to showcase the science behind different culinary techniques. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Speaker(s): Joanne Chang, A.B. '91 Flour Bakery and Cafe, Myers + Chang, author of "Flour," "Flour, Too," "Myers + Chang at Home," and "Baking with Less Sugar". Cost: Free. Contact Info: science_cooking@seas.harvard.edu. Monday, September 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Science Center Lecture Hall C 1 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.seas.harvard.edu.

Morning Prayers

A daily service of Morning Prayers has been kept at Harvard since its founding in 1636. Held Monday through Friday during term, the service consists of music, prayer, and a brief address given by a member or friend of the University. Music at Morning Prayers is provided by the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, who sing a wide selection of anthems and psalms in a variety of styles. Listen to Morning Prayers on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/memorial-church. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Music. Religion. Support/Social. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Speaker(s): For the daily list of speakers, visit our website: https://memorialchurch.harvard.edu/morningprayers. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: memorialchurch@harvard.edu 617-495-5508. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM. The Memorial Church of Harvard University Appleton Chapel 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge.

Caspian: The Elements

"Caspian: The Elements" is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores the deep links between the peoples of the Caspian and their enigmatic and coveted landscapes. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 17, 2020. See exhibition-related lecture by Chloe Dewe Mathews on April 25, 2019: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/caspian-the-elements-preview-and-lecture. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Standard Museum Admission. Contact Info: 617-496-1027. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Climate Change

New exhibition experience: Ongoing and open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important new exhibit on climate change that draws on the latest science about our warming climate, the global, and local consequences, and what we can do to prepare for its effects. This multimedia exhibit includes engaging video and storm simulations, a “check your knowledge” interactive station, and a dramatic inside look at a high-tech Argo float from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — one of 4,000 deployed worldwide to monitor global oceans and climate. Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Climate Change offers visitors the hard facts about one of the world’s greatest challenges. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History This exhibit was made possible with generous financial support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, together with support from Jonathan Goldstein MBA ’90, and Kaia, Annika, and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy. Cost: Standard museum admission. Contact Info: 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Cosmic Origins

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint. This singular moment — when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth — inspired a vibrant new age of scientific and technological research that has vastly improved the understanding of our planet, solar system, and wider universe. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit — located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition — will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media. Through Nov. 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen, on loan from NASA, collected during Apollo 12. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to examine a real Moon rock, and to engage with this dynam… Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: $15. Ticket Web Link: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information (617) 495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence Exhibition

This exhibition features work by Colby Charpentier which he developed during his year as 2018-19 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Colby writes, "This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay. This process is driven by the research questions: What if we took clay out of the vessel and glaze was all that remained? And what does it mean to replicate a 3-D printing process by hand? The result is ceramic: glass, devitrified. Please visit the gallery webpage for current hours. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Main Office: 617-495-8680. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134. For more info visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu.

Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles — a new exhibit that features hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recounts the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Contact Info: hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Fruits in Decay: Glass Flowers Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious “fuzz,” or oddly curled foliage. Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture — with astonishing realism — the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Cost: $15. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

The Rittase Touch: Photographic Views of Harvard in the 1930s

In the fall of 1932, Harvard invited William Rittase (1894-1968), a Philadelphia-based photographer, to Cambridge to capture views of Harvard Yard, its buildings, and the greater campus beyond its gates. Ultimately, he produced a series of 87 photographs, now held at the Harvard University Archives, that visually document Harvard in a period of unprecedented growth and change. On exhibit are 11 original gelatin silver prints of Rittase's 1932 Harvard photographs as well as several reproductions, all placed in their historical, technological, and artistic context. Come see how Harvard was changing in the early '30s, and investigate how it has changed since. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Archives. Cost: Free. Contact Info: 617-384-7788. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Lammot du Pont Copeland Gallery Pusey Library Harvard Yard Cambridge. For more info visit library.harvard.edu.

Clay — Modeling African Design

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. Closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition was made possible by support from the William E. Teel African and Oceanic Arts Endowment Fund and the Alexander S. Robert L. and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund. Associated programming was made possible by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund and the M. Victor Leventritt Fund. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums University Collections Gallery: African Art 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Critical Printing

"Critical Printing" is an experimental course offered by Harvard’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies that integrates studio and seminar instruction, allowing students to explore print as artists and scholars simultaneously. In this installation, as in the course, prints are organized not by medium or chronology, but by fundamental modes of critical thinking that emerge from the printmaking process. In the gallery, works are grouped around the following themes: Reversal, Pressure, Color Separation, Depth, and Replicability. Over 20 prints are featured, including works by the following artists: Otto Dix, Helen Frankenthaler, Jesse Aron Green, Jasper Johns, Corita Kent, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, May Stevens, Utagawa Hiroshige, Edouard Vuillard, and John Wilson. Also included are examples of Notgeld, emergency currency printed in Weimar Germany around 1920. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging? "Crossing Lines, Constructing Home" investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support… Cost: Museum Admission. Contact Info: am_info@harvard.edu 6174959400. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness

Discover how celebrated American artist Winslow Homer’s work for the illustrated periodical "Harper’s Weekly" helped shape his later career as a painter and watercolorist. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Anna Opperman: Drawings

"Anna Oppermann: Drawings" features a survey of this underrecognized German artist’s early drawings alongside one of her renowned “ensemble” installations, and will be the first solo exhibition of her work in the United States in 20 years. Beginning in the mid-1960s through the early ’70s, Oppermann (1940 –1993) created an astonishing series of surreal, almost psychedelic drawings that uniquely and quietly explode the private space of the home, and her experience within it. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Contact Info: ccva@fas.harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Level 3 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit carpenter.center.

Farmers' Market at Harvard

Visit The Farmers’ Market at Harvard! The market operates each Tuesday through Nov. 26, 12-6 p.m. on The Science Center Plaza. The Market was founded in 2005, and accepts Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) food stamps, Women, Infant & Children (WIC) vouchers, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons. The Harvard Farmers' Market also doubles the value of EBT purchases up to $15 per week. Swing by for crisp apples, hearty greens, farmstead goat cheese, freshly made baked goods, or for live music! Gazette Classification: Special Events. Sustainability. Organization/Sponsor: The Food Literacy Project. Cost: Free. Contact Info: farmersmarket@harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Science Center Plaza 1 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit dining.harvard.edu.

How Desperation Breeds Innovation

Adam Moss was the editor-in-chief of New York Magazine from 2004–2019. During his 15-year tenure he oversaw an ambitious digital expansion of parent company New York Media, which included five digital publications in addition to New York: Vulture, The Cut, Intelligencer, The Strategist, and Grub Street, each of which were created from scratch and collectively reach an audience of 50 million visitors each month. Under Moss’s leadership New York and nymag.com won 41 National Magazine Awards. Before joining New York Magazine, Moss was the editor of the New York Times Magazine, as well as assistant managing editor of the paper, overseeing the magazine, Book Review, culture and style. Moss was founding editor of 7 Days, a New York weekly magazine, and before that, he worked at Esquire magazine in a variety of positions. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oberlin College, his alma mater, and is a member of the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame. While at the Shorenstein Center, Moss will lead a group project tha… Gazette Classification: Lecture. Social Sciences. Organization/Sponsor: Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School. Speaker(s): Adam Moss , Former editor-in-chief of New York Magazine, Nancy Gibbs, Shorenstein Center Director. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Harvard Kennedy School Rubenstein 414 79 John F. Kennedy St. Cambridge. For more info visit shorensteincenter.org.

Tuesday Seminar Series: Hybrid Regimes within Democracies: Argentina's Subnational Rentier States in Comparative Perspective

Both democratic and not-very-democratic (or hybrid) regimes are found in the regions of Argentina and other federations. The presentation identifies the provinces and the regime dimensions in which subnational democracy is stronger and weaker in Argentina. Inter-provincial regime differences are explained in terms of the oil rents-like effects of federal fiscal transfers. Carlos Gervasoni is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He is also a Regional Manager for the Varieties of Democracy Project. His articles have appeared in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Party Politics, and World Politics. He recently published Hybrid Regimes within Democracies: Fiscal Federalism and Subnational Rentier States (Cambridge University Press, 2018). The Tuesday Seminar Series is a bring your own brown bag lunch series. Please feel free to enjoy your lunch at the lecture, drinks will be provided. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Speaker(s): Carlos Gervasoni , Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS. Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Contact Info: drclas@fas.harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. CGIS South S250 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge. For more info visit drclas.harvard.edu.

Changing Minds, Saving Lives: Media’s Role in Public Health

What are the ingredients of a successful media campaign to change minds and save lives? How do you attract and sustain the public's attention in a highly-fragmented media environment at a time when the public has an extremely short attention span? Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health Communication has pioneered in creating large-scale behavior-change campaigns in collaboration with Hollywood studios and TV networks. Dr. Jay Winsten, Center director, will present lessons learned from these campaigns. RSVP required. Lunch will be served. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health Communication. Speaker(s): Jay A. Winsten, Frank Stanton Director, Center for Health Communication, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health FXB Building, Room G13 651 Huntington Ave. Boston. For more info visit www.hsph.harvard.edu.

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation

Christianity has important early roots in the Nile Valley and Ethiopia. Related arts often embody core local African values — an aesthetics that privileges moral value and simplicity over opulence, wealth, or power. This is an art of the people: limestone not marble, wool and linen rather than silk, bone instead of ivory, terracotta, wood, and copper in place of gold. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5924/early-christian-africa-arts-of-transformation. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Fred Moten and Frank Stewart: In Conversation

Fred Moten, Guggenheim Fellowship winner and Professor of Performance Studies at New York University, and Frank Stewart, Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award for Career Excellence Winner and lead photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center for three decades, will discuss the arc of their careers and the place of jazz in American culture. This event will take place at the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Registration will open on Monday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University. Contact Info: 617-496-5777. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Hutchins Center for African and African American Research 104 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

2019 Loeb Lectures in Physics "The energy-based formulation of learning"

Yann LeCun is VP & Chief AI Scientist at Facebook and Silver Professor at NYU affiliated with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences & the Center for Data Science. He was the founding Director of Facebook AI Research and of the NYU Center for Data Science. He received an Engineering Diploma from ESIEE (Paris) and a PhD from Sorbonne Université. After a postdoc in Toronto he joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1988, and AT&T Labs in 1996 as Head of Image Processing Research. He joined NYU as a professor in 2003 and Facebook in 2013. His interests include AI machine learning, computer perception, robotics and computational neuroscience. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of the 2018 ACM Turing Award (with Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio) for "conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing". Gazette Classification: Information Technology. Lecture. Science. Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Physics Department, Harvard University Morris Loeb Lectureship Fund. Speaker(s): Yann LeCun, VP & Chief AI Scientist, Facebook; Silver Professor, NYU. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: Jolanta Davis Administrator to the Chair of the Physics Department jmdavis@fas.harvard.edu 617-495-2866. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Jefferson 250 Physics Department 17 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit fab.physics.harvard.edu.

Study Group with Alice Stewart: From the Reagan Rule to the Trump Tweets: Was 2016 Incivility an Aberration or Precedent-setting?

A look back at election process, press, and data with a glimpse into the future of populism, socialism, and Trumpism. Gazette Classification: Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Institute of Politics. Speaker(s): Alice Stewart. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM. Institute of Politics (L-163) Harvard Kennedy School 79 JFK St. Cambridge. For more info visit iop.harvard.edu.

Study Group with LaTosha Brown: We the People: Forming an Inclusive, Just and More Perfect Union Through Organizing

America’s political landscape is shifting in both the global and domestic arenas in ways that threaten the foundation of this country as being a democratic nation. We are witnessing: the shifting of the perception and function of the Executive Branch, the increasing over-reach of Presidential powers, the politicization of the Supreme Court, the intentional reduction of the role of federal agencies in state oversight, an increased polarized Congress based along party lines, and the stacking of the federal courts with conservative ring-wing judges. We are also bearing witness to the passage and implementation of deeply troubling policies, state sanctioned acts and legislation that impact the civil and human rights of immigrant groups, women, people of color and the LGBTQ community. In light of these political changes, we must ask ourselves two critical questions: 1.) How do we implement innovative practices and new political organizing models to reverse this trend? 2.) How do we reinforce and expand America’s c… Gazette Classification: Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Institute of Politics. Speaker(s): LaTosha Brown. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM. Institute of Politics (L-166) Harvard Kennedy School 79 JFK St. Cambridge. For more info visit iop.harvard.edu.

Center on the Developing Child Student Information Session

Presentation at 5:15 p.m. by Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D. Gazette Classification: Classes/Workshops. Education. Support/Social. Volunteer Opportunities. Organization/Sponsor: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Speaker(s): Jack P. Shonkoff, Director, Center on the Developing Child. Cost: Advance Registration Online. Ticket Web Link: https://fs6.formsite.com/developingchild/duvpqs8jrb/index.html?1566222433986. Contact Info: Lisa Haidar Project Manager, Leadership Programs and Initiatives lisa_haidar@harvard.edu OR developingchild_students@harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Harvard Graduate School of Education Longfellow Hall-Eliot Lyman 13 Appian Way Cambridge. For more info visit developingchild.harvard.edu.

HPOD Open House!

Join HPOD for our annual Open House! Meet our team, hear about our work and learn how you can become involved. Light refreshments will be provided. Gazette Classification: Law. Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Law School Project on Disability. Contact Info: hpod@law.harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Harvard Law School Austin Hall, 3rd Floor Morgan Courtroom. For more info visit hpod.law.harvard.edu.

American Democracy: Creators, Gatekeepers, & Disruptors

This event is a conversation with Maria Hinojosa, Edna Chavez, and Beth Fukumoto to discuss what American Democracy means in 2019 as we gear up for the upcoming presidential election. We hope to educate and mobilize the Harvard and extended Boston communities on numerous social justice issues. Join us for what is set to be a powerful conversation with three powerful women! Gazette Classification: Education. Lecture. Social Sciences. Special Events. Support/Social. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Graduate School of Education Office of Student Affairs, HKS Institute for Public Leadership. Speaker(s): Maria Hinojosa Edna Chavez Beth Fukumoto. Cost: Free. Ticket Web Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-democracy-creators-gatekeepers-disruptors-tickets-71419255917?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button. Contact Info: Tracie Jones: tracie_jones@gse.harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Harvard Graduate School of Education Askwith Hall Longfellow Building 13 Appian Way Cambridge. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice

Show on Harvard Gazette Soul Fire Farm, cofounded by author, activist, and farmer Leah Penniman, is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Penniman’s new, James Beard award-winning book, Farming While Black, offers the first comprehensive manual for African-heritage people ready to reclaim their rightful place of dignified agency in our food system. Join us to learn how you too can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our community. This event will be streamed live on the HDS website. Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer/peyizan, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York. She has been farming since 1996, and co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2011 with the mission to end racism in our food system. She holds an MA in Science Education and a BA in Environmental Science and International Development from Clark University, and is a Manye (Queen Mother) in Vodun. Gazette Classification: Religion. Sponsor: Center for the Study of World Religions. Contact: CSWR, 617.495.4476. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave.

Assembling the Dinosaur

Dinosaur fossils were first found in England, but a series of late-nineteenth-century discoveries in the American West turned the United States into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. Around the same time, the United States also emerged as an economic powerhouse of global proportions, and large, fierce, and spectacular creatures like Tyrannosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Triceratops became powerful emblems of American capitalism. Tracing the links among dinosaurs, capitalism, and culture during this era, Lukas Rieppel reveals how these giant reptiles became intertwined with commercial culture, philanthropic interests, and the popular imagination during America’s long Gilded Age. Free event parking at the 52 Oxford St. Garage This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) Facebook page and the HMSC website. A recording of this program will be available on the Harvard Museum of Natural History Lecture Videos page approximately three weeks after the lecture. We en… Gazette Classification: Lecture. Science. Organization/Sponsor: The Harvard Museum of Natural History & The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. Speaker(s): Lukas Rieppell, David and Michelle Ebersman Assistant Professor of History, Brown University. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Geological Lecture Hall 24 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Sarah Whiting and K. Michael Hays: A Conversation

Sarah Whiting is well-known in the academy and the design professions. This venue will introduce her in a more informal and personal way, inviting the GSD community to sit in on a conversation with her long-time friend and colleague, Michael Hays. They will cover topics ranging from her own history to a broader discussion about contemporary design and design education. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Graduate School of Design. Speaker(s): Sarah Whiting, Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture, Michael Hays. Contact Info: Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Harvard Graduate School of Design Piper Auditorium Gund Hall 48 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.gsd.harvard.edu.

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, the six wives of Henry VIII have been reduced to a single rhyme — so they picked up a pen and a microphone. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the wives take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Gazette Classification: Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $25. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/six/. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Loeb Drama Center 64 Brattle St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

Morning Prayers

A daily service of Morning Prayers has been kept at Harvard since its founding in 1636. Held Monday through Friday during term, the service consists of music, prayer, and a brief address given by a member or friend of the University. Music at Morning Prayers is provided by the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, who sing a wide selection of anthems and psalms in a variety of styles. Listen to Morning Prayers on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/memorial-church. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Music. Religion. Support/Social. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Speaker(s): For the daily list of speakers, visit our website: https://memorialchurch.harvard.edu/morningprayers. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: memorialchurch@harvard.edu 617-495-5508. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM. The Memorial Church of Harvard University Appleton Chapel 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge.

MemCafé

Following each service of Morning Prayers on Wednesdays, free coffee and snacks will be available at MemCafé in the kitchen of the Student Oasis from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. All are welcome! Gazette Classification: Music. Support/Social. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Cost: Free. Contact Info: 617-495-5508. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM. Student Oasis The Memorial Church 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge. For more info visit memorialchurch.harvard.edu.

Caspian: The Elements

"Caspian: The Elements" is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores the deep links between the peoples of the Caspian and their enigmatic and coveted landscapes. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 17, 2020. See exhibition-related lecture by Chloe Dewe Mathews on April 25, 2019: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/caspian-the-elements-preview-and-lecture. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Standard Museum Admission. Contact Info: 617-496-1027. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Climate Change

New exhibition experience: Ongoing and open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important new exhibit on climate change that draws on the latest science about our warming climate, the global, and local consequences, and what we can do to prepare for its effects. This multimedia exhibit includes engaging video and storm simulations, a “check your knowledge” interactive station, and a dramatic inside look at a high-tech Argo float from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — one of 4,000 deployed worldwide to monitor global oceans and climate. Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Climate Change offers visitors the hard facts about one of the world’s greatest challenges. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History This exhibit was made possible with generous financial support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, together with support from Jonathan Goldstein MBA ’90, and Kaia, Annika, and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy. Cost: Standard museum admission. Contact Info: 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Cosmic Origins

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint. This singular moment — when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth — inspired a vibrant new age of scientific and technological research that has vastly improved the understanding of our planet, solar system, and wider universe. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit — located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition — will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media. Through Nov. 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen, on loan from NASA, collected during Apollo 12. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to examine a real Moon rock, and to engage with this dynam… Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: $15. Ticket Web Link: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information (617) 495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence Exhibition

This exhibition features work by Colby Charpentier which he developed during his year as 2018-19 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Colby writes, "This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay. This process is driven by the research questions: What if we took clay out of the vessel and glaze was all that remained? And what does it mean to replicate a 3-D printing process by hand? The result is ceramic: glass, devitrified. Please visit the gallery webpage for current hours. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Main Office: 617-495-8680. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134. For more info visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu.

Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles — a new exhibit that features hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recounts the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Contact Info: hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Fruits in Decay: Glass Flowers Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious “fuzz,” or oddly curled foliage. Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture — with astonishing realism — the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Cost: $15. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Members Tour

Members are invited to discover the Harvard Art Museums collections during a special curator-led tour through select galleries, held outside the museums’ public hours. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is complimentary for members. If you’re not yet a member, you can join here: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/support/members/members. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Free for members. Ticket Web Link: https://huevents.harvard.edu/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x64487abcd. Contact Info: Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138 1 (617) 495-9400. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

The Rittase Touch: Photographic Views of Harvard in the 1930s

In the fall of 1932, Harvard invited William Rittase (1894-1968), a Philadelphia-based photographer, to Cambridge to capture views of Harvard Yard, its buildings, and the greater campus beyond its gates. Ultimately, he produced a series of 87 photographs, now held at the Harvard University Archives, that visually document Harvard in a period of unprecedented growth and change. On exhibit are 11 original gelatin silver prints of Rittase's 1932 Harvard photographs as well as several reproductions, all placed in their historical, technological, and artistic context. Come see how Harvard was changing in the early '30s, and investigate how it has changed since. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Archives. Cost: Free. Contact Info: 617-384-7788. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Lammot du Pont Copeland Gallery Pusey Library Harvard Yard Cambridge. For more info visit library.harvard.edu.

Clay — Modeling African Design

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. Closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition was made possible by support from the William E. Teel African and Oceanic Arts Endowment Fund and the Alexander S. Robert L. and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund. Associated programming was made possible by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund and the M. Victor Leventritt Fund. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums University Collections Gallery: African Art 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Critical Printing

"Critical Printing" is an experimental course offered by Harvard’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies that integrates studio and seminar instruction, allowing students to explore print as artists and scholars simultaneously. In this installation, as in the course, prints are organized not by medium or chronology, but by fundamental modes of critical thinking that emerge from the printmaking process. In the gallery, works are grouped around the following themes: Reversal, Pressure, Color Separation, Depth, and Replicability. Over 20 prints are featured, including works by the following artists: Otto Dix, Helen Frankenthaler, Jesse Aron Green, Jasper Johns, Corita Kent, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, May Stevens, Utagawa Hiroshige, Edouard Vuillard, and John Wilson. Also included are examples of Notgeld, emergency currency printed in Weimar Germany around 1920. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging? "Crossing Lines, Constructing Home" investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support… Cost: Museum Admission. Contact Info: am_info@harvard.edu 6174959400. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness

Discover how celebrated American artist Winslow Homer’s work for the illustrated periodical "Harper’s Weekly" helped shape his later career as a painter and watercolorist. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Anna Opperman: Drawings

"Anna Oppermann: Drawings" features a survey of this underrecognized German artist’s early drawings alongside one of her renowned “ensemble” installations, and will be the first solo exhibition of her work in the United States in 20 years. Beginning in the mid-1960s through the early ’70s, Oppermann (1940 –1993) created an astonishing series of surreal, almost psychedelic drawings that uniquely and quietly explode the private space of the home, and her experience within it. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Contact Info: ccva@fas.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Level 3 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit carpenter.center.

Improving the Value of Care Through Alternate Payment Models

In this Harvard Medical School webinar, Dr. Nancy Keating will discuss how OCM focuses on six-month episodes of care for fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with cancer, which are triggered by the administration of anti-cancer therapy. As a member of the OCM Evaluation Team, she will also review some findings of the early impact of the OCM, an APM focused on specialty care, on total costs of care, service utilization and quality and share plans for upcoming analyses. This webinar will help health care business leaders understand opportunities and challenges of using APMs to improve the value of oncology care delivery. Gazette Classification: Health Sciences. Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Medical School Executive Education. Speaker(s): Nancy Keating, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; practicing general internist, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM. Harvard Medical School Webinar. For more info visit executiveeducation.hms.harvard.edu.

Mental Health and Wellness for Students of Color: Transitioning to College

Amid the bustle on U.S. college campuses, a growing challenge is causing concern. Many college students of color report mental health issues —including depression, anxiety and, among some groups, increased risk for suicide — that are not well understood or effectively addressed. According to surveys conducted by Harris Poll, students of color feel both more isolated and more overwhelmed than their white classmates. At the same time, they are less likely to seek counseling services on campus. Bringing together experts with diverse experiences and perspectives, this Forum will explore how colleges can better support the social, emotional and mental health needs of students of color, particularly during the critical transition to college. Panelists will emphasize evidence-based steps and policies that can help cultivate a positive and healthy experience for college students of color. Gazette Classification: Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Speaker(s): Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, David Rivera, David Williams, John Silvanus Wilson Moderator Taryn Finley. Cost: Free webcast. Ticket Info: RSVP to attend. Contact Info: theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. The Leadership Studio Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 677 Huntington Ave. Boston. For more info visit theforum.sph.harvard.edu.

TDM Open Seminar: Rob Handel of 13P

In the early days of this century, 13 playwrights joined forces so they could see their work fully produced in New York under their own artistic leadership. They called themselves 13P and announced that their mission was to produce 13 plays, with each of them taking a turn as artistic director during the production of their own play, and once that mission was completed the organization would dissolve. By the time they held their "implosion party" in 2012, 13P had brought rewards never imagined, and inspired copycats that they continue to support to this day. Gazette Classification: Theater. Organization/Sponsor: Theater, Dance & Media at Harvard. Speaker(s): Rob Handel. Cost: Free. Ticket Web Link: https://tdm.fas.harvard.edu/event/tdm-134r-open-seminar-rob-handel. Contact Info: tdm@fas.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Farkas Hall Studio 303 12 Holyoke St. Cambridge. For more info visit tdm.fas.harvard.edu.

Lunchtime Organ Recital: Carson Cooman

Thirty minutes of organ music performed on the Fisk and Skinner organs of The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Free and open to the public. Gazette Classification: Music. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: 617-495-5508. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. The Memorial Church Sanctuary 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge.

Dean's Distinguished Lecture: William Haseltine

Join Dean Michelle Williams for this event featuring William Haseltine, who will discuss his new book "World Class: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health." A light lunch will be served. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Chan Office of the Dean. Speaker(s): Michelle A. Williams William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health, Inc. Contact Info: deansevents@hsph.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Kresge G2 677 Huntington Ave. Boston. For more info visit www.hsph.harvard.edu.

Family Meals Plate-Up (and lunch) with HUDS

At the Family Meals Program, volunteers work in Annenberg’s kitchens to repurpose leftover food into meals for Food for Free. HUDS invites University affiliates to join us in this volunteer work any Wednesday. Assemble a team of five to seven people who can enjoy a group lunch in the dining hall and then participate in a plate-up. To sign up for a volunteer shift, visit: https://harvardfamilymeals.setmore.com/ Volunteers are limited to Harvard ID holders. Gazette Classification: Sustainability. Volunteer Opportunities. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Dining Services. Cost: Free. Ticket Web Link: https://harvardfamilymeals.setmore.com/. Contact Info: Crista Martin 617-496-6705 crista_martin@harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1:40 PM – 3:20 PM. Memorial Hall 45 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit dining.harvard.edu.

Chinese Language Resources I - Harvard-Yenching Library Bibliographic Orientation

This is the first of three bibliographic orientation sessions to introduce you to the most important resources in Chinese materials. Gazette Classification: Classes/Workshops. Education. Humanities. Lecture. Research study. Social Sciences. Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard-Yenching Library. Speaker(s): Xiaohe Ma, Librarian for the Chinese Collection, Sharon Yang, Librarian for Public Services & East Asian Digital Scholarship. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: Sharon Yang: yang8@fas.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Harvard-Yenching Library Common Room 1st floor 2 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit library.harvard.edu.

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation

Christianity has important early roots in the Nile Valley and Ethiopia. Related arts often embody core local African values — an aesthetics that privileges moral value and simplicity over opulence, wealth, or power. This is an art of the people: limestone not marble, wool and linen rather than silk, bone instead of ivory, terracotta, wood, and copper in place of gold. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5924/early-christian-africa-arts-of-transformation. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Quick Stop Tours by Harvard Student Guides

Let a Harvard student help you focus on a few special objects in the galleries. Each Quick Stop offers replica objects to handle while engaging in lively conversation. Topics change daily. Themes may address Princess Leia and Hopi pots; cloves and gongs; trays of eyes; or monuments to the average human. These activities are offered twice a week during free entry times for Massachusetts residents. No reservation is required. See website for blackout dates like school vacations. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Free with museum admission. Ticket Web Link: www.peabody.harvard.edu/visit. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 3:30 PM – 3:55 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Telling Stories: Allegories on “Race,” Racism, and Anti-Racism

Through the eyes of a physician and epidemiologist, Jones will discuss her efforts to develop tools to inspire, equip, and engage all Americans in a national campaign against racism. For example, her allegories on “race” and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Her toolbox will equip both children and adults to name racism, ask “How is racism operating here?” and organize and strategize to act. Gazette Classification: Ethics. Health Sciences. Humanities. Lecture. Research study. Social Sciences. Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Speaker(s): Camara Phyllis Jones  2019–2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Senior Fellow, Morehouse School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Cost: Free. Contact Info: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Knafel Center 10 Garden St. Cambridge Cambridge, MA 02138. For more info visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.

2019 Loeb Lectures in Physics "Intriguing connections between deep learning and physics"

Yann LeCun is VP & Chief AI Scientist at Facebook and Silver Professor at NYU affiliated with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences & the Center for Data Science. He was the founding Director of Facebook AI Research and of the NYU Center for Data Science. He received an Engineering Diploma from ESIEE (Paris) and a PhD from Sorbonne Université. After a postdoc in Toronto he joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1988, and AT&T Labs in 1996 as Head of Image Processing Research. He joined NYU as a professor in 2003 and Facebook in 2013. His interests include AI machine learning, computer perception, robotics and computational neuroscience. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of the 2018 ACM Turing Award (with Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio) for "conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing". Gazette Classification: Information Technology. Lecture. Science. Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Physics Department, Harvard University Morris Loeb Lectureship Fund. Speaker(s): Yann LeCun, VP & Chief AI Scientist, Facebook; Silver Professor, NYU. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: Jolanta Davis Administrator to the Chair of the Physics Department jmdavis@fas.harvard.edu 617-495-2866. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Jefferson 250 Physics Department 17 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit fab.physics.harvard.edu.

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Meet and Greet: Student Research and Fellowship Opportunities

Join us for a meet and greet with the faculty and staff of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, a joint program of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, housed at the Ash Center, to learn about ways to participate in this exciting university-wide program, whose objectives are to inspire and strengthen city leaders and equip them with the tools to lead high performing, innovative cities. As a part of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, Harvard faculty, students, and Initiative staff work with mayors and other senior city leaders in the classroom, online, and in the field. The Initiative also aims to identify and fill gaps in research on city leadership, and to create new curricular materials for leadership development. Gazette Classification: Social Sciences. Organization/Sponsor: Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. Cost: Free. Contact Info: info@ash.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Ash Center Foyer Floor 2, Suite 200N 124 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge. For more info visit ash.harvard.edu.

Book talk: 'City of Black and Gold: Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making of Modern Kirkuk'

Arbella Bet-Shlimon is a historian of the modern Middle East and assistant professor of History at the University of Washington. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization and an affiliate of the Jackson School's Middle East Center (UW). In her research and teaching, she focuses on the politics, society and economy of twentieth-century Iraq and the broader Persian Gulf region, as well as Middle Eastern urban history. In addition to specialized courses on these topics, she offers general introductory courses on the modern Middle East, including a survey of the Middle East since the nineteenth century. Bet-Shlimon's teaching has been recognized with several awards, including the UW's Distinguished Teaching Award. Her first book, "City of Black Gold: Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making of Modern Kirkuk" (Stanford University Press, 2019), explores how oil and urbanization made ethnicity into a political practice in Kirkuk, a multilingual city that was the orig… Gazette Classification: Lecture. Social Sciences. Organization/Sponsor: CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series. Speaker(s): Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Washington. Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Contact Info: elizabethflanagan@fas.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. CMES Rm 102 38 Kirkland St. Cambridge. For more info visit cmes.fas.harvard.edu.

Study Group with H.E. Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado: Foreign Policy, Regional and Global Development Challenges

We live in a constant changing, very connected, global scenario. Foreign Policy decisions must be based on: national interests and priorities, other country's priorities and interest and how they affect our own, and the common interest. Norms, rules and regulations are constantly defined or shaped by intergovernmental bodies where decisions are taken in consensus or by majorities, where very diverse national interests are represented. Constantly this intergovernmental bodies, supranational, mandate actions that must be translated to the national arena thus impacting national agendas. All countries, developing and developed are impacted by these agendas. The question is, in the long term, will the world benefit from this sometimes over extended coordination that represents burdens and costs to national states. I believe we will. Based on her experience as an international civil servant for over 15 years and later a national elected authority of her own country responsible for the Social Agenda and Foreign Poli… Gazette Classification: Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Institute of Politics. Speaker(s): H.E. Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado . Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM. Institute of Politics (L-163) Harvard Kennedy School 79 JFK St. Cambridge. For more info visit iop.harvard.edu.

Study Group with Senator Jeff Flake: The Future of Conservatism

As its main focus, this study group will explore the recent past and ponder the future of conservatism. In addition, this study group will discuss the nature of compromise in our two-party system. While Barry Goldwater was best known for his declaration that “Extremism in pursuit of liberty is no vice…and moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue,” he also declared “Politics is nothing more than public business, sometimes you make the best of a mixed bargain.” Is there room for bipartisanship in a hyper-partisan era? Gazette Classification: Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Institute of Politics. Speaker(s): Senator Jeff Flake. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM. Institute of Politics (L-166) Harvard Kennedy School 79 JFK St. For more info visit iop.harvard.edu.

Crisis in Kashmir: Valley of Saints Film Screening

Film Director Musa Syeed will join Professor Ali Asani for a screening of his film, Valley of Saints, followed by a question-and-answer session. Dal Lake is a sprawling aquatic community in Kashmir where erupting political violence often distracts from the natural beauty. Gulzar, a young, working-class boatman, plans to skip town with his best friend in search of a better life, but a weeklong military curfew derails their departure. Forced to wait it out, Gulzar takes a job assisting a scientist named Asifa. As they navigate the floating landscape, an unlikely relationship blossoms between the two. When Asifa’s research reveals that the lake and an entire way of life face an alarming threat, everything in Gulzar’s own life begins to take on a new hue. Intricately weaving contemporary issues with traditional culture and ancient myths, "Valley of Saints" is a vibrant, lyrical film about finding one’s path home in a changing world. Gazette Classification: Film. Humanities. Lecture. Social Sciences. Organization/Sponsor: The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute. Speaker(s): Musa Syeed, Film Director, Ali Asani, Professor, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Selmon Rafey srafey@fas.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. CGIS South S020 (Belfer Room) 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge. For more info visit mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu.

Gutman Library Book Talk: Broader, Bolder, Better: How Schools and Communities Help Students Overcome the Disadvantages of Poverty

In "Broader, Bolder, Better," authors Elaine Weiss, of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education campaign, and Paul Reville, former Massachusetts secretary of education, make a compelling case for a fundamental change in the way we view education. The authors argue for a large-scale expansion of community-school partnerships in order to provide holistic, integrated student supports (ISS) from cradle to career, including traditional wraparound services like health, mental health, nutrition, and family supports, as well as expanded access to opportunities such as early childhood education, after school activities, and summer enrichment programs. Gazette Classification: Education. Organization/Sponsor: Gutman Library. Speaker(s): Paul Reville, Former Massachusetts secretary of education and Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at HGSE. Contact Info: myanne_krivoshey@gse.harvard.edu. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Gutman Conference Center E4 & E5 6 Appian Way Cambridge. For more info visit www.hepg.org.

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, the six wives of Henry VIII have been reduced to a single rhyme — so they picked up a pen and a microphone. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the wives take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Gazette Classification: Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $25. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/six/. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Loeb Drama Center 64 Brattle St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

Africa, Globalization, and the Muslim Worlds

Show on Harvard Gazette Conference organized by The Alwaleed Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at Harvard Divinity School and The Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) at Northwestern University. Harvard Divinity School, September 19-21, 2019 For a full schedule of the event, please go to their website. Scholarship on globalization of Islamic Africa has been focused either on merely describing (if not romanticizing) African Muslims’ experiences abroad, on one hand, or on exploring how Muslim societies in Africa are affected by global Islamic trends, on the other hand. Little attention has been paid to the ways in which Islam and what it means to be African and Muslim have been and are being negotiated at the intersection of local, regional and global encounters, narratives, perceptions and exchanges. Questions that we seek to investigate include but are not limited to: How to account for the dynamics of continuity and change in forms of Islamic piety, authority and… Sponsor: The Alwaleed Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at HDS and the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) at Northwestern University. Contact: islamicafrica2019@gmail.com. Thursday, September 19, 2019 – Saturday, September 21, 2019. Harvard Divinity School.

Morning Prayers

A daily service of Morning Prayers has been kept at Harvard since its founding in 1636. Held Monday through Friday during term, the service consists of music, prayer, and a brief address given by a member or friend of the University. Music at Morning Prayers is provided by the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, who sing a wide selection of anthems and psalms in a variety of styles. Listen to Morning Prayers on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/memorial-church. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Music. Religion. Support/Social. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Speaker(s): For the daily list of speakers, visit our website: https://memorialchurch.harvard.edu/morningprayers. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: memorialchurch@harvard.edu 617-495-5508. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM. The Memorial Church of Harvard University Appleton Chapel 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge.

Caspian: The Elements

"Caspian: The Elements" is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores the deep links between the peoples of the Caspian and their enigmatic and coveted landscapes. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 17, 2020. See exhibition-related lecture by Chloe Dewe Mathews on April 25, 2019: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/caspian-the-elements-preview-and-lecture. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Standard Museum Admission. Contact Info: 617-496-1027. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Climate Change

New exhibition experience: Ongoing and open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important new exhibit on climate change that draws on the latest science about our warming climate, the global, and local consequences, and what we can do to prepare for its effects. This multimedia exhibit includes engaging video and storm simulations, a “check your knowledge” interactive station, and a dramatic inside look at a high-tech Argo float from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — one of 4,000 deployed worldwide to monitor global oceans and climate. Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Climate Change offers visitors the hard facts about one of the world’s greatest challenges. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History This exhibit was made possible with generous financial support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, together with support from Jonathan Goldstein MBA ’90, and Kaia, Annika, and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy. Cost: Standard museum admission. Contact Info: 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Cosmic Origins

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint. This singular moment — when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth — inspired a vibrant new age of scientific and technological research that has vastly improved the understanding of our planet, solar system, and wider universe. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit — located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition — will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media. Through Nov. 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen, on loan from NASA, collected during Apollo 12. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to examine a real Moon rock, and to engage with this dynam… Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: $15. Ticket Web Link: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information (617) 495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence Exhibition

This exhibition features work by Colby Charpentier which he developed during his year as 2018-19 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Colby writes, "This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay. This process is driven by the research questions: What if we took clay out of the vessel and glaze was all that remained? And what does it mean to replicate a 3-D printing process by hand? The result is ceramic: glass, devitrified. Please visit the gallery webpage for current hours. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Main Office: 617-495-8680. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134. For more info visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu.

Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles — a new exhibit that features hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recounts the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Contact Info: hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Fruits in Decay: Glass Flowers Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious “fuzz,” or oddly curled foliage. Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture — with astonishing realism — the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Cost: $15. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

The Rittase Touch: Photographic Views of Harvard in the 1930s

In the fall of 1932, Harvard invited William Rittase (1894-1968), a Philadelphia-based photographer, to Cambridge to capture views of Harvard Yard, its buildings, and the greater campus beyond its gates. Ultimately, he produced a series of 87 photographs, now held at the Harvard University Archives, that visually document Harvard in a period of unprecedented growth and change. On exhibit are 11 original gelatin silver prints of Rittase's 1932 Harvard photographs as well as several reproductions, all placed in their historical, technological, and artistic context. Come see how Harvard was changing in the early '30s, and investigate how it has changed since. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Archives. Cost: Free. Contact Info: 617-384-7788. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Lammot du Pont Copeland Gallery Pusey Library Harvard Yard Cambridge. For more info visit library.harvard.edu.

Annual HMECA Book Sale & Fundraiser

The Harvard Middle East Cultural Association invites you to its Annual Book Sale and Fundraiser: Sept. 19-20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stop by CMES to support HMECA and add some books and journal issues to your collection ($1-5 each). Books have been generously donated by CMES community and faculty members. Gazette Classification: Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: The Harvard Middle East Cultural Association. Contact Info: balsabah@g.harvard.edu thomasharris@g.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. CMES Rm 102 38 Kirkland St. Cambridge. For more info visit cmes.fas.harvard.edu.

Clay — Modeling African Design

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. Closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition was made possible by support from the William E. Teel African and Oceanic Arts Endowment Fund and the Alexander S. Robert L. and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund. Associated programming was made possible by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund and the M. Victor Leventritt Fund. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums University Collections Gallery: African Art 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Critical Printing

"Critical Printing" is an experimental course offered by Harvard’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies that integrates studio and seminar instruction, allowing students to explore print as artists and scholars simultaneously. In this installation, as in the course, prints are organized not by medium or chronology, but by fundamental modes of critical thinking that emerge from the printmaking process. In the gallery, works are grouped around the following themes: Reversal, Pressure, Color Separation, Depth, and Replicability. Over 20 prints are featured, including works by the following artists: Otto Dix, Helen Frankenthaler, Jesse Aron Green, Jasper Johns, Corita Kent, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, May Stevens, Utagawa Hiroshige, Edouard Vuillard, and John Wilson. Also included are examples of Notgeld, emergency currency printed in Weimar Germany around 1920. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging? "Crossing Lines, Constructing Home" investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support… Cost: Museum Admission. Contact Info: am_info@harvard.edu 6174959400. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness

Discover how celebrated American artist Winslow Homer’s work for the illustrated periodical "Harper’s Weekly" helped shape his later career as a painter and watercolorist. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Anna Opperman: Drawings

"Anna Oppermann: Drawings" features a survey of this underrecognized German artist’s early drawings alongside one of her renowned “ensemble” installations, and will be the first solo exhibition of her work in the United States in 20 years. Beginning in the mid-1960s through the early ’70s, Oppermann (1940 –1993) created an astonishing series of surreal, almost psychedelic drawings that uniquely and quietly explode the private space of the home, and her experience within it. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Contact Info: ccva@fas.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Level 3 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit carpenter.center.

Anti-Corruption Efforts and the International Circulation of Ideas

How successful has “Operation Car Wash” been in reducing Brazilian corruption? How compromised does the operation become in light of the messages exchanged by the prosecutors and judge involved in the case, recently revealed by The Intercept Brazil and other news media? What constructive role can U.S. academia play in anticorruption initiatives around the world? Gazette Classification: Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Speaker(s): Matthew C. Stephenson, Eli Goldston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Fabio de Sa e Silva, Assistant Professor of International Studies and Wick Cary Professor of Brazilian Studies, University of Oklahoma Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies; Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Contact Info: drclas@fas.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. CGIS South S030 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge. For more info visit drclas.harvard.edu.

Colonized by Data: The Costs of Connection

This talk will introduce the speakers’ new book, "The Costs of Connection: How Data Colonizes Human Life and Appropriates it for Capitalism" (Stanford University Press, August 2019). Couldry and Mejias argue that the role of data in society needs to be grasped as not only a development of capitalism, but as the start of a new phase in human history that rivals in importance the emergence of historic colonialism. This new "data colonialism" is based not on the extraction of natural resources or labor, but on the appropriation of human life through data, paving the way for a further stage of capitalism. Today’s transformations of social life through data must therefore be grasped within the long historical arc of dispossession as both a new colonialism and an extension of capitalism. Gazette Classification: Ethics. Information Technology. Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Speaker(s): Nick Couldry   Ulises Mejias. Cost: Free - RSVP Required. Ticket Web Link: https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/colonized-data-costs-connection-nick-couldry-and-ulises-mejias. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM. Harvard Law School Wasserstein Hall Milstein East A Room 2036, Second Floor 1585 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit cyber.harvard.edu.

Investing and Innovating: Technology’s Role in Democracy Reform

From online voter registration to digital news media, Citizens are increasingly interacting with democracy and civil society aided by technology. Join us for a conversation with three of our 2019-20 Technology and Democracy Fellows, investors and experts from the technology community, about how digital tools, platforms, and products are being leveraged to better our democracy. Lunch will be served. Gazette Classification: Information Technology. Social Sciences. Organization/Sponsor: The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Speaker(s): Ramya Raghavan, Head of Civic Engagement and News Outreach, Google, Nick Carter, Managing Director, 2020 Vision Ventures, Shomik Dutta, Co-founder and Partner, Higher Ground Labs. Cost: Free. Contact Info: info@ash.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Ash Center Foyer Floor 2, Suite 200N 124 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge. For more info visit ash.harvard.edu.

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation

Christianity has important early roots in the Nile Valley and Ethiopia. Related arts often embody core local African values — an aesthetics that privileges moral value and simplicity over opulence, wealth, or power. This is an art of the people: limestone not marble, wool and linen rather than silk, bone instead of ivory, terracotta, wood, and copper in place of gold. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5924/early-christian-africa-arts-of-transformation. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

OEB Seminar Series - "Mechanisms of regeneration and their evolution"

The goals of Mansi Srivastava's research program are: 1) to identify cellular and genetic mechanisms for whole-body regeneration, and 2) to create aframework for rigorous cross-species comparisons to understand the evolution of regeneration. Her team focuses her work on a new model system, the acoel worm Hofstenia miamia, which regenerates robustly and represents the likely sister-lineage to all other animals with bilateral symmetry, to address these questions. In this talk, she will discuss how researchers utilize a diversity of approaches including functional genomics, single-cell RNA-sequencing, and transgenesis to uncover the mechanisms of regeneration in Hofstenia. In particular, she will highlight how our studies of wound-induced gene regulatory networks and of stem cells are enabling comparisons of regenerative mechanisms across species. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Organization/Sponsor: The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Speaker(s): Mansi Srivastava, The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. Cost: Free and open to the public. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Biological Laboratories Lecture Hall Room 1080 16 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit oeb.harvard.edu.

History of The Boston Floating Hospital

History of infant and child health care and research. Open to students of history and those valuing a historical perspective on their professions. Gazette Classification: Conferences. Health Sciences. Humanities. Organization/Sponsor: Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital and Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Speaker(s): Daniel Bird: Historian, Tufts Medical Center. Cost: none. Contact Info: David G. Satin, M.D. Colloquium Director, phone/fax 617-332-0032, e-mail: david_satin@hms.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Countway Library of Medicine Harvard Medical Area Lahey Room, fifth floor. For more info visit countway.harvard.edu.

History of The Boston Floating Hospital

Open to students of history and those valuing a historical perspective on their professions. Gazette Classification: Conferences. Health Sciences. Humanities. Lecture. Research study. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital and Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Speaker(s): Daniel Bird, Historian, Tufts Medical Center. Cost: Free. Contact Info: David G. Satin, Colloquium Director phone/fax 617-332-0032 e-mail: david_satin@hms.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Countway Library of Medicine Lahey Room, 5th floor 10 Shattuck St. Boston. For more info visit countway.harvard.edu.

All That Glitters Is Gold: Gravitational Waves, Light and the Origin of the Heavy Elements

In this talk, Berger will discuss his efforts to explore the long-standing question of how gold and other heavy elements are created in the universe. In particular, his work aims to demonstrate the creation of these elements in neutron star collisions detected through their gravitational wave emission and the implications of the answer. Register online. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Research study. Science. Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Speaker(s): Edo Berger, 2019–2020 Mildred Londa Weisman Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University. Cost: Free. Contact Info: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM. Knafel Center 10 Garden St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.

Crisis in Kashmir: Current Events Seminar

The panel will discuss the recent events in Jammu and Kashmir, including the lead-up to the dissolution of its special autonomous status, the current situation on the ground, and the greater geopolitical implications of the recent change in status. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Social Sciences. Organization/Sponsor: The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute. Speaker(s): Salil Shetty, Former Secretary General of Amnesty International and Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, Brown University, Prerna Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University, Ashwaq Masoodi, Nieman Fellow, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Selmon Rafey srafey@fas.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. CGIS South S020 (Belfer Room) 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge. For more info visit mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu.

Weatherhead Center Undergraduate Open House

Meet Weatherhead Center faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars, fellows, staff, and IRoC members. Learn about Weatherhead Center grants and opportunities for undergraduates including: -Summer travel grants for thesis research -Study groups led by Weatherhead Center affiliates -Winter-break grants for research and travel -Research assistant positions to faculty, fellows, or postdocs -IRoC events on campus -Seminars on a wide range of international topics -Grants for student groups. Gazette Classification: Research study. Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Clare Putnam cputnam@wcfia.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. CGIS Knafel Building Fisher Family Commons 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge. For more info visit wcfia.harvard.edu.

Crisis in Kashmir Seminar

The panelists will discuss the recent events in Jammu and Kashmir, including the lead-up to the dissolution of its special autonomous status, the current situation on the ground, and the greater geopolitical implications of the recent change in status. Gazette Classification: Humanities. Lecture. Social Sciences. Organization/Sponsor: The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute. Speaker(s): Salil Shetty, Former Secretary General of Amnesty International and Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, Brown University, Prerna Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University, Ashwaq Masoodi, Nieman Fellow, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University, Beena Sarwar, … Cost: Free. Contact Info: Selmon Rafey srafey@fas.harvard.edu. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Tsai Auditorium, S010 CGIS South 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge. For more info visit mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu.

Jeanne S. Chall Lecture and Reception - Language is Access

Show on Harvard Gazette Please RSVP to assist us in planning for attendance numbers. Language is Access, Speaker: Julie Washington, chair and professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Georgia State University Introduction: Alex Hodges, librarian and director, Monroe C. Gutman Library, HGSE; chair, Jeanne S. Chall Endowment Advisory Board For young African American children growing up in poverty, access to social and educational opportunities can be impeded by the interaction between educational assessments, poverty, and dialectal variation. Dr. Washington's research has demonstrated that the growth of literacy skills, both reading and writing, are impacted in major ways. Washington will discuss how current educational policy combined with the impact of these sociocultural variables has influenced both research and practice. Following the lecture will be an award presentation of the Jeanne S. Chall Doctoral Student Award to Pierre de Galbert, Ed.M.'07, Ed.M.’17, Ed.D.’19. A reception from 7–8 p.m.… Type of Event: Lecture. Reception. Topic: Early Childhood and PreK. Equity and Access. Evaluation and Assessment. Learning. Literacy. Teaching. Building/Room: Gutman Conference Center E1. Contact Name: Jodie Smith-Bennett. Contact Email: events@gse.harvard.edu. Contact Phone: 617-495-8059. Sponsoring Organization/Department: Harvard Graduate School of Education. Registration Required: No. Admission Fee: This event is free and open to the public. RSVP Required: No. Gazette Classification: Education. Lecture. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Gutman Conference Center 6 Appian Way Cambridge, MA 02138.

Black Light

Daniel Alexander Jones performs as the iconic Jomama Jones in a spiritual revival for turbulent times. This intimate journey through the darkness of personal and political upheaval and the shards of shattered illusions is illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls Jones’ “very particular radiance.” With all original music, drawing influence from Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, "Black Light" is marked significantly by the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism, goddess mythology, and divination. This immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story, and song. Gazette Classification: Music. Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $35. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/black-light/. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oberon 2 Arrow St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, the six wives of Henry VIII have been reduced to a single rhyme — so they picked up a pen and a microphone. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the wives take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Gazette Classification: Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $25. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/six/. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Loeb Drama Center 64 Brattle St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

Morning Prayers

A daily service of Morning Prayers has been kept at Harvard since its founding in 1636. Held Monday through Friday during term, the service consists of music, prayer, and a brief address given by a member or friend of the University. Music at Morning Prayers is provided by the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, who sing a wide selection of anthems and psalms in a variety of styles. Listen to Morning Prayers on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/memorial-church. Gazette Classification: Lecture. Music. Religion. Support/Social. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Speaker(s): For the daily list of speakers, visit our website: https://memorialchurch.harvard.edu/morningprayers. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: memorialchurch@harvard.edu 617-495-5508. Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM. The Memorial Church of Harvard University Appleton Chapel 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge.

Angela Davis Exhibition: Freed by the People

No single person sits more squarely at the intersection of transnational struggles for freedom than the controversial political activist and pioneering philosopher Angela Yvonne Davis. This exhibition, along with the Papers of Angela Y. Davis, offers new insights into her journey and promises to inspire fresh research into the questions she has asked throughout her life. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Humanities. Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Cost: Free. Contact Info: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu. Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Schlesinger Library, First Floor Gallery 3 James St. Cambridge, MA 02138. For more info visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.

Caspian: The Elements

"Caspian: The Elements" is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores the deep links between the peoples of the Caspian and their enigmatic and coveted landscapes. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 17, 2020. See exhibition-related lecture by Chloe Dewe Mathews on April 25, 2019: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/caspian-the-elements-preview-and-lecture. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Standard Museum Admission. Contact Info: 617-496-1027. Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Climate Change

New exhibition experience: Ongoing and open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important new exhibit on climate change that draws on the latest science about our warming climate, the global, and local consequences, and what we can do to prepare for its effects. This multimedia exhibit includes engaging video and storm simulations, a “check your knowledge” interactive station, and a dramatic inside look at a high-tech Argo float from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — one of 4,000 deployed worldwide to monitor global oceans and climate. Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Climate Change offers visitors the hard facts about one of the world’s greatest challenges. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History This exhibit was made possible with generous financial support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, together with support from Jonathan Goldstein MBA ’90, and Kaia, Annika, and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy. Cost: Standard museum admission. Contact Info: 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Cosmic Origins

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint. This singular moment — when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth — inspired a vibrant new age of scientific and technological research that has vastly improved the understanding of our planet, solar system, and wider universe. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit — located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition — will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media. Through Nov. 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen, on loan from NASA, collected during Apollo 12. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to examine a real Moon rock, and to engage with this dynam… Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: $15. Ticket Web Link: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information (617) 495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence Exhibition

This exhibition features work by Colby Charpentier which he developed during his year as 2018-19 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Colby writes, "This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay. This process is driven by the research questions: What if we took clay out of the vessel and glaze was all that remained? And what does it mean to replicate a 3-D printing process by hand? The result is ceramic: glass, devitrified. Please visit the gallery webpage for current hours. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Main Office: 617-495-8680. Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134. For more info visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu.

Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles — a new exhibit that features hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recounts the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Contact Info: hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Fruits in Decay: Glass Flowers Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious “fuzz,” or oddly curled foliage. Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture — with astonishing realism — the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Cost: $15. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

The Rittase Touch: Photographic Views of Harvard in the 1930s

In the fall of 1932, Harvard invited William Rittase (1894-1968), a Philadelphia-based photographer, to Cambridge to capture views of Harvard Yard, its buildings, and the greater campus beyond its gates. Ultimately, he produced a series of 87 photographs, now held at the Harvard University Archives, that visually document Harvard in a period of unprecedented growth and change. On exhibit are 11 original gelatin silver prints of Rittase's 1932 Harvard photographs as well as several reproductions, all placed in their historical, technological, and artistic context. Come see how Harvard was changing in the early '30s, and investigate how it has changed since. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Archives. Cost: Free. Contact Info: 617-384-7788. Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Lammot du Pont Copeland Gallery Pusey Library Harvard Yard Cambridge. For more info visit library.harvard.edu.

Annual HMECA Book Sale & Fundraiser

The Harvard Middle East Cultural Association invites you to its Annual Book Sale and Fundraiser: Sept. 19-20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stop by CMES to support HMECA and add some books and journal issues to your collection ($1-5 each). Books have been generously donated by CMES community and faculty members. Gazette Classification: Special Events. Organization/Sponsor: The Harvard Middle East Cultural Association. Contact Info: balsabah@g.harvard.edu thomasharris@g.harvard.edu. Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. CMES Rm 102 38 Kirkland St. Cambridge. For more info visit cmes.fas.harvard.edu.

Clay — Modeling African Design

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. Closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition was made possible by support from the William E. Teel African and Oceanic Arts Endowment Fund and the Alexander S. Robert L. and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund. Associated programming was made possible by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund and the M. Victor Leventritt Fund. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums University Collections Gallery: African Art 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Critical Printing

"Critical Printing" is an experimental course offered by Harvard’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies that integrates studio and seminar instruction, allowing students to explore print as artists and scholars simultaneously. In this installation, as in the course, prints are organized not by medium or chronology, but by fundamental modes of critical thinking that emerge from the printmaking process. In the gallery, works are grouped around the following themes: Reversal, Pressure, Color Separation, Depth, and Replicability. Over 20 prints are featured, including works by the following artists: Otto Dix, Helen Frankenthaler, Jesse Aron Green, Jasper Johns, Corita Kent, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, May Stevens, Utagawa Hiroshige, Edouard Vuillard, and John Wilson. Also included are examples of Notgeld, emergency currency printed in Weimar Germany around 1920. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging? "Crossing Lines, Constructing Home" investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support… Cost: Museum Admission. Contact Info: am_info@harvard.edu 6174959400. Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness

Discover how celebrated American artist Winslow Homer’s work for the illustrated periodical "Harper’s Weekly" helped shape his later career as a painter and watercolorist. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Visual Science: The Art of Research

This exhibit features images and objects drawn from a variety of disciplines and time periods that show the importance of visual experiences in science. Images have played many roles in scientific research. Images can record fleeting observations, whether a painting of an animal glimpsed in the field or an interaction between sub-atomic particles that lasts a millisecond. They can also make unseen things visible. Physical models can make abstract mathematical concepts into something that researchers can touch; properly arranged, sand, metal plates, and a violin bow can make sound waves into images. Finding patterns in both kinds of images, or painstakingly transforming images into data can lead to new discoveries. Images also play a role in summarizing, clarifying, and communicating ideas. Compelling images have often helped people understand and accept radically new ideas, turning what might at first be a hard to understand into a new commonsense understanding. Other times, visual representations can help… Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: Free. Contact Info: bcarlandadams@hmsc.harvard.edu. Friday, September 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments 1 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit chsi.harvard.edu.

Anna Opperman: Drawings

"Anna Oppermann: Drawings" features a survey of this underrecognized German artist’s early drawings alongside one of her renowned “ensemble” installations, and will be the first solo exhibition of her work in the United States in 20 years. Beginning in the mid-1960s through the early ’70s, Oppermann (1940 –1993) created an astonishing series of surreal, almost psychedelic drawings that uniquely and quietly explode the private space of the home, and her experience within it. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Contact Info: ccva@fas.harvard.edu. Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Level 3 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit carpenter.center.

Highlights Tours by Harvard Student Guides

Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such as Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West, featuring 19th-century warrior art, and Digging Veritas, which explores the archaeology of colonial Harvard. Tours visit highlights on the first, third and fourth floors. Guides encourage conversation and are interested in visitor reflections. See website for blackout dates. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Free with museum admission. Ticket Web Link: www.peabody.harvard.edu/visit. Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation

Christianity has important early roots in the Nile Valley and Ethiopia. Related arts often embody core local African values — an aesthetics that privileges moral value and simplicity over opulence, wealth, or power. This is an art of the people: limestone not marble, wool and linen rather than silk, bone instead of ivory, terracotta, wood, and copper in place of gold. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5924/early-christian-africa-arts-of-transformation. Friday, September 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Chinese Art Media Lab Open Studios

Harvard's new Chinese Art Media Lab (CAMLab) explores innovative ways of showcasing Chinese art and culture through immersive installations, exhibitions, films, digital publications, curatorial projects, and other multimedia forms. This showcase of works-in-progress offers the public an exciting opportunity to peek behind-the-scenes into CAMLab's cutting-edge media experiments. The projects include "To The Moon," an epic multi-channel installation charting the spiritual journey of eminent 20th century painter Liu Guo-song, and "The Peony Pavilion," an immersive exhibition conjuring the imaginary world of the famed 16th century play. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Chinese Art Media Lab Harvard ArtLab. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Anya Ventura. Friday, September 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Annex Arthur M. Sackler Building, First Floor 485 Broadway Cambridge. For more info visit camlab.fas.harvard.edu.

49th Annual An Evening With Champions

An Evening with Champions is a world-class figure skating exhibition on Harvard's very own campus, celebrating 49 years and $3 million donated. EWC is a student-run non-profit dedicated to fighting cancer by raising money for The Jimmy Fund, the fundraising arm of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Founded at Harvard University in 1970, An Evening with Champions presents an annual world-class figure skating exhibition that has featured national and Olympic champions such as Yuna Kim, Michelle Kwan, Evan Lysacek, and more. Gazette Classification: Athletic. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: An Evening With Champions. Cost: VIP: $50 (seating in first two rows of arena), Adults: $30, Seniors (65+): $20, Children and College Students: $12, Harvard Student ID : Free on Friday, Discount Group Rate (10+ people): $10 per ticket. Ticket Web Link: https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=ewc. Contact Info: pr@aneveningwithchampions.org +1 415 802 9984. Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:30 PM. Bright-Landry Hockey Center 65 N. Harvard St. Boston. For more info visit www.aneveningwithchampions.org.

Black Light

Daniel Alexander Jones performs as the iconic Jomama Jones in a spiritual revival for turbulent times. This intimate journey through the darkness of personal and political upheaval and the shards of shattered illusions is illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls Jones’ “very particular radiance.” With all original music, drawing influence from Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, "Black Light" is marked significantly by the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism, goddess mythology, and divination. This immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story, and song. Gazette Classification: Music. Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $35. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/black-light/. Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oberon 2 Arrow St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, the six wives of Henry VIII have been reduced to a single rhyme — so they picked up a pen and a microphone. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the wives take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Gazette Classification: Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $25. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/six/. Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Loeb Drama Center 64 Brattle St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

Parker Quartet

Shostakovich String Quartet #11 in F minor, Opus 122 Dvorak String Quartet in G major, Opus 106 Shostakovich String Quartet #9 in E-flat Major, Opus 117 Free but tickets required, available beginning Sept. 6 at Harvard Box Office, Smith Center. Tickets also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online (small service charge for online and phone orders). Free parking at Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton streets in Cambridge. Gazette Classification: Concerts. Music. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard University Department of Music. Speaker(s): Parker Quartet. Cost: free, but tickets required. Ticket Web Link: https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu. Contact Info: 617-495-2791 musicdpt@fas.harvard.edu. Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. John Knowles Paine Concert Hall 3 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit music.fas.harvard.edu.

Angela Davis Exhibition: Freed by the People

No single person sits more squarely at the intersection of transnational struggles for freedom than the controversial political activist and pioneering philosopher Angela Yvonne Davis. This exhibition, along with the Papers of Angela Y. Davis, offers new insights into her journey and promises to inspire fresh research into the questions she has asked throughout her life. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Humanities. Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Cost: Free. Contact Info: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Schlesinger Library, First Floor Gallery 3 James St. Cambridge, MA 02138. For more info visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.

Caspian: The Elements

"Caspian: The Elements" is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores the deep links between the peoples of the Caspian and their enigmatic and coveted landscapes. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 17, 2020. See exhibition-related lecture by Chloe Dewe Mathews on April 25, 2019: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/caspian-the-elements-preview-and-lecture. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Standard Museum Admission. Contact Info: 617-496-1027. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Climate Change

New exhibition experience: Ongoing and open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important new exhibit on climate change that draws on the latest science about our warming climate, the global, and local consequences, and what we can do to prepare for its effects. This multimedia exhibit includes engaging video and storm simulations, a “check your knowledge” interactive station, and a dramatic inside look at a high-tech Argo float from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — one of 4,000 deployed worldwide to monitor global oceans and climate. Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Climate Change offers visitors the hard facts about one of the world’s greatest challenges. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History This exhibit was made possible with generous financial support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, together with support from Jonathan Goldstein MBA ’90, and Kaia, Annika, and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy. Cost: Standard museum admission. Contact Info: 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Cosmic Origins

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint. This singular moment — when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth — inspired a vibrant new age of scientific and technological research that has vastly improved the understanding of our planet, solar system, and wider universe. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit — located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition — will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media. Through Nov. 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen, on loan from NASA, collected during Apollo 12. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to examine a real Moon rock, and to engage with this dynam… Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: $15. Ticket Web Link: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information (617) 495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence Exhibition

This exhibition features work by Colby Charpentier which he developed during his year as 2018-19 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Colby writes, "This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay. This process is driven by the research questions: What if we took clay out of the vessel and glaze was all that remained? And what does it mean to replicate a 3-D printing process by hand? The result is ceramic: glass, devitrified. Please visit the gallery webpage for current hours. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Main Office: 617-495-8680. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134. For more info visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu.

Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles — a new exhibit that features hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recounts the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Contact Info: hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Fruits in Decay: Glass Flowers Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious “fuzz,” or oddly curled foliage. Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture — with astonishing realism — the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Cost: $15. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Clay — Modeling African Design

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. Closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition was made possible by support from the William E. Teel African and Oceanic Arts Endowment Fund and the Alexander S. Robert L. and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund. Associated programming was made possible by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund and the M. Victor Leventritt Fund. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums University Collections Gallery: African Art 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Critical Printing

"Critical Printing" is an experimental course offered by Harvard’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies that integrates studio and seminar instruction, allowing students to explore print as artists and scholars simultaneously. In this installation, as in the course, prints are organized not by medium or chronology, but by fundamental modes of critical thinking that emerge from the printmaking process. In the gallery, works are grouped around the following themes: Reversal, Pressure, Color Separation, Depth, and Replicability. Over 20 prints are featured, including works by the following artists: Otto Dix, Helen Frankenthaler, Jesse Aron Green, Jasper Johns, Corita Kent, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, May Stevens, Utagawa Hiroshige, Edouard Vuillard, and John Wilson. Also included are examples of Notgeld, emergency currency printed in Weimar Germany around 1920. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging? "Crossing Lines, Constructing Home" investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support… Cost: Museum Admission. Contact Info: am_info@harvard.edu 6174959400. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness

Discover how celebrated American artist Winslow Homer’s work for the illustrated periodical "Harper’s Weekly" helped shape his later career as a painter and watercolorist. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Visual Science: The Art of Research

This exhibit features images and objects drawn from a variety of disciplines and time periods that show the importance of visual experiences in science. Images have played many roles in scientific research. Images can record fleeting observations, whether a painting of an animal glimpsed in the field or an interaction between sub-atomic particles that lasts a millisecond. They can also make unseen things visible. Physical models can make abstract mathematical concepts into something that researchers can touch; properly arranged, sand, metal plates, and a violin bow can make sound waves into images. Finding patterns in both kinds of images, or painstakingly transforming images into data can lead to new discoveries. Images also play a role in summarizing, clarifying, and communicating ideas. Compelling images have often helped people understand and accept radically new ideas, turning what might at first be a hard to understand into a new commonsense understanding. Other times, visual representations can help… Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: Free. Contact Info: bcarlandadams@hmsc.harvard.edu. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments 1 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit chsi.harvard.edu.

Anna Opperman: Drawings

"Anna Oppermann: Drawings" features a survey of this underrecognized German artist’s early drawings alongside one of her renowned “ensemble” installations, and will be the first solo exhibition of her work in the United States in 20 years. Beginning in the mid-1960s through the early ’70s, Oppermann (1940 –1993) created an astonishing series of surreal, almost psychedelic drawings that uniquely and quietly explode the private space of the home, and her experience within it. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Contact Info: ccva@fas.harvard.edu. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Level 3 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit carpenter.center.

Highlights Tours by Harvard Student Guides

Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such as Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West, featuring 19th-century warrior art, and Digging Veritas, which explores the archaeology of colonial Harvard. Tours visit highlights on the first, third and fourth floors. Guides encourage conversation and are interested in visitor reflections. See website for blackout dates. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Free with museum admission. Ticket Web Link: www.peabody.harvard.edu/visit. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation

Christianity has important early roots in the Nile Valley and Ethiopia. Related arts often embody core local African values — an aesthetics that privileges moral value and simplicity over opulence, wealth, or power. This is an art of the people: limestone not marble, wool and linen rather than silk, bone instead of ivory, terracotta, wood, and copper in place of gold. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5924/early-christian-africa-arts-of-transformation. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

49th Annual An Evening With Champions

An Evening with Champions is a world-class figure skating exhibition on Harvard's very own campus, celebrating 49 years and $3 million donated. EWC is a student-run non-profit dedicated to fighting cancer by raising money for The Jimmy Fund, the fundraising arm of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Founded at Harvard University in 1970, An Evening with Champions presents an annual world-class figure skating exhibition that has featured national and Olympic champions such as Yuna Kim, Michelle Kwan, Evan Lysacek, and more. Gazette Classification: Athletic. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: An Evening With Champions. Cost: VIP: $50 (seating in first two rows of arena), Adults: $30, Seniors (65+): $20, Children and College Students: $12, Harvard Student ID : Free on Friday, Discount Group Rate (10+ people): $10 per ticket. Ticket Web Link: https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=ewc. Contact Info: pr@aneveningwithchampions.org +1 415 802 9984. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7:30 PM. Bright-Landry Hockey Center 65 N. Harvard St. Boston. For more info visit www.aneveningwithchampions.org.

Black Light

Daniel Alexander Jones performs as the iconic Jomama Jones in a spiritual revival for turbulent times. This intimate journey through the darkness of personal and political upheaval and the shards of shattered illusions is illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls Jones’ “very particular radiance.” With all original music, drawing influence from Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, "Black Light" is marked significantly by the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism, goddess mythology, and divination. This immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story, and song. Gazette Classification: Music. Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $35. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/black-light/. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oberon 2 Arrow St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, the six wives of Henry VIII have been reduced to a single rhyme — so they picked up a pen and a microphone. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the wives take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Gazette Classification: Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $25. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/six/. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Loeb Drama Center 64 Brattle St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

Caspian: The Elements

"Caspian: The Elements" is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores the deep links between the peoples of the Caspian and their enigmatic and coveted landscapes. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 17, 2020. See exhibition-related lecture by Chloe Dewe Mathews on April 25, 2019: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/caspian-the-elements-preview-and-lecture. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Standard Museum Admission. Contact Info: 617-496-1027. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Climate Change

New exhibition experience: Ongoing and open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Harvard Museum of Natural History has just opened an important new exhibit on climate change that draws on the latest science about our warming climate, the global, and local consequences, and what we can do to prepare for its effects. This multimedia exhibit includes engaging video and storm simulations, a “check your knowledge” interactive station, and a dramatic inside look at a high-tech Argo float from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — one of 4,000 deployed worldwide to monitor global oceans and climate. Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Climate Change offers visitors the hard facts about one of the world’s greatest challenges. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History This exhibit was made possible with generous financial support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, together with support from Jonathan Goldstein MBA ’90, and Kaia, Annika, and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy. Cost: Standard museum admission. Contact Info: 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Cosmic Origins

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint. This singular moment — when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth — inspired a vibrant new age of scientific and technological research that has vastly improved the understanding of our planet, solar system, and wider universe. On July 20, 2019, the Harvard Museum of Natural History will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon with the unveiling of Cosmic Origins. Visitors to this new small exhibit — located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition — will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media. Through Nov. 27, 2019, the exhibit will also feature an original lunar specimen, on loan from NASA, collected during Apollo 12. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to examine a real Moon rock, and to engage with this dynam… Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: $15. Ticket Web Link: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information (617) 495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence Exhibition

This exhibition features work by Colby Charpentier which he developed during his year as 2018-19 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Colby writes, "This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay. This process is driven by the research questions: What if we took clay out of the vessel and glaze was all that remained? And what does it mean to replicate a 3-D printing process by hand? The result is ceramic: glass, devitrified. Please visit the gallery webpage for current hours. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Cost: Free. Contact Info: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Main Office: 617-495-8680. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134. For more info visit ofa.fas.harvard.edu.

Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles — a new exhibit that features hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recounts the story of a man whose childhood pursuit grew into a lifelong passion. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Contact Info: hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Fruits in Decay: Glass Flowers Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020 While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious “fuzz,” or oddly curled foliage. Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture — with astonishing realism — the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Education. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museum of Natural History. Cost: $15. Contact Info: Admissions & General Information 617-495-3045 hmnh@hmnh.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit hmnh.harvard.edu.

Faith & Life Forum

The Faith & Life Forum explores matters of faith and public life. This term, we will explore the theme of pilgrimage through readings, discussion, interviews, and lectures. Come for coffee at 9 a.m. Gazette Classification: Humanities. Religion. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Speaker(s): For the weekly list of speakers, visit our website: https://memorialchurch.harvard.edu/faith-life-forum. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: 617-495-5508. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Buttrick Room in the Memorial Church 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge.

Clay — Modeling African Design

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. Closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition was made possible by support from the William E. Teel African and Oceanic Arts Endowment Fund and the Alexander S. Robert L. and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund. Associated programming was made possible by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund and the M. Victor Leventritt Fund. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums University Collections Gallery: African Art 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Critical Printing

"Critical Printing" is an experimental course offered by Harvard’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies that integrates studio and seminar instruction, allowing students to explore print as artists and scholars simultaneously. In this installation, as in the course, prints are organized not by medium or chronology, but by fundamental modes of critical thinking that emerge from the printmaking process. In the gallery, works are grouped around the following themes: Reversal, Pressure, Color Separation, Depth, and Replicability. Over 20 prints are featured, including works by the following artists: Otto Dix, Helen Frankenthaler, Jesse Aron Green, Jasper Johns, Corita Kent, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, May Stevens, Utagawa Hiroshige, Edouard Vuillard, and John Wilson. Also included are examples of Notgeld, emergency currency printed in Weimar Germany around 1920. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging? "Crossing Lines, Constructing Home" investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support… Cost: Museum Admission. Contact Info: am_info@harvard.edu 6174959400. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness

Discover how celebrated American artist Winslow Homer’s work for the illustrated periodical "Harper’s Weekly" helped shape his later career as a painter and watercolorist. Gazette Classification: Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Contact Info: 617-495-9400. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Sunday Worship Service

Anthems: Felix Mendelssohn, Richte mich, Gott. A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond. Services are broadcast live on Harvard's radio station, WHRB 95.3 FM, and online at whrb.org. Sermons are available on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/memorial-church; recordings of the service are available at memorialchurch.harvard.edu. Gazette Classification: Religion. Organization/Sponsor: The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Speaker(s): Preacher: The Rev. Dr.  Braxton  D. Shelley, Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute; Assistant Professor of Music in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Info: The Memorial Church of Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge 617-495-5508. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Memorial Church Sanctuary 1 Harvard Yard Cambridge. For more info visit memorialchurch.harvard.edu.

Visual Science: The Art of Research

This exhibit features images and objects drawn from a variety of disciplines and time periods that show the importance of visual experiences in science. Images have played many roles in scientific research. Images can record fleeting observations, whether a painting of an animal glimpsed in the field or an interaction between sub-atomic particles that lasts a millisecond. They can also make unseen things visible. Physical models can make abstract mathematical concepts into something that researchers can touch; properly arranged, sand, metal plates, and a violin bow can make sound waves into images. Finding patterns in both kinds of images, or painstakingly transforming images into data can lead to new discoveries. Images also play a role in summarizing, clarifying, and communicating ideas. Compelling images have often helped people understand and accept radically new ideas, turning what might at first be a hard to understand into a new commonsense understanding. Other times, visual representations can help… Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Science. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Cost: Free. Contact Info: bcarlandadams@hmsc.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments 1 Oxford St. Cambridge. For more info visit chsi.harvard.edu.

Quick Stop Tours by Harvard Student Guides

Let a Harvard student help you focus on a few special objects in the galleries. Each Quick Stop offers replica objects to handle while engaging in lively conversation. Topics change daily. Themes may address Princess Leia and Hopi pots; cloves and gongs; trays of eyes; or monuments to the average human. These activities are offered twice a week during free entry times for Massachusetts residents. No reservation is required. See website for blackout dates like school vacations. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Free with museum admission. Ticket Web Link: www.peabody.harvard.edu/visit. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 11:55 AM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Anna Opperman: Drawings

"Anna Oppermann: Drawings" features a survey of this underrecognized German artist’s early drawings alongside one of her renowned “ensemble” installations, and will be the first solo exhibition of her work in the United States in 20 years. Beginning in the mid-1960s through the early ’70s, Oppermann (1940 –1993) created an astonishing series of surreal, almost psychedelic drawings that uniquely and quietly explode the private space of the home, and her experience within it. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Organization/Sponsor: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Contact Info: ccva@fas.harvard.edu. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Level 3 24 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit carpenter.center.

Highlights Tours by Harvard Student Guides

Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such as Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West, featuring 19th-century warrior art, and Digging Veritas, which explores the archaeology of colonial Harvard. Tours visit highlights on the first, third and fourth floors. Guides encourage conversation and are interested in visitor reflections. See website for blackout dates. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Cost: Free with museum admission. Ticket Web Link: www.peabody.harvard.edu/visit. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge. For more info visit www.peabody.harvard.edu.

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation

Christianity has important early roots in the Nile Valley and Ethiopia. Related arts often embody core local African values — an aesthetics that privileges moral value and simplicity over opulence, wealth, or power. This is an art of the people: limestone not marble, wool and linen rather than silk, bone instead of ivory, terracotta, wood, and copper in place of gold. Gazette Classification: Art/Design. Exhibitions. Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art Museums. Cost: Please see website for information about admission rates: harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit. The Harvard Art Museums are closed on major holidays. Ticket Web Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5924/early-christian-africa-arts-of-transformation. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St. Cambridge. For more info visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.

Black Light

Daniel Alexander Jones performs as the iconic Jomama Jones in a spiritual revival for turbulent times. This intimate journey through the darkness of personal and political upheaval and the shards of shattered illusions is illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls Jones’ “very particular radiance.” With all original music, drawing influence from Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, "Black Light" is marked significantly by the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism, goddess mythology, and divination. This immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story, and song. Gazette Classification: Music. Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $35. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/black-light/. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oberon 2 Arrow St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, the six wives of Henry VIII have been reduced to a single rhyme — so they picked up a pen and a microphone. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the wives take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Gazette Classification: Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Cost: Tickets from $25. Ticket Web Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/six/. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Loeb Drama Center 64 Brattle St. Cambridge. For more info visit americanrepertorytheater.org.