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The Visions of Luther Price - Program 1, with Luther Price

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, 7 – 8 p.m. The intensely hand-crafted films of Luther Price (b. 1962) unleash the primal and emotional potential of photochemical cinema as a resolutely organic medium whose unruly life and death is uniquely in tune with the quickening pulse of the human heart. Whether scratching, staining or burying his films in his seaside garden in Revere, Massachusetts, Price embraces an impressive range of artistic and alchemical techniques to aggressively push the fragile emulsion to a near breaking point and discover a realm where oneiric imagery intermingles with painterly abstraction. In found footage films such as A Patch of Green, Kittens Grow Up and House, Price’s instinctual editing unearths a ...
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Winter Trees: Hollies

Arnold Arboretum Landscape, meet at Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Join David Donovan for a winter walk exploring the Arboretum’s Ilex (holly) collection. He will point out some of the amazing hollies in the landscape. Come along and enjoy a little red, and even yellow, of the holly fruit, as well as their evergreen leaves, in this cool season of muted tones. David has been a National Park Ranger and naturalist at Acadia National Park, taught high school biology, led nature walks throughout New England, and is also a certified arborist. Gazette Classification: Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Science Organization/Sponsor: Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Speaker(s): David Donovan Cost: Free, but registration requested Ticket Web Link: my.arboretum.harvard.edu… Contact Info: 617.384.5209 More ...
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Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 Gazette Classification: Theater Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater Directed By: Jo Bonney Written By: Suzan-Lori Parks Cost: $25-$55 Ticket Web Link: tickets.americanrepertorytheater.org… Ticket Info: americanrepertorytheater.org… More info: americanrepertorytheater.org…
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Explaining the Armenian Genocide

When the Ottoman Empire entered World War I on Germany’s side in 1914, more than 15 million individuals—an ethnic mix of Kurds, Turks, and other groups—lived in Anatolia. Among them was a population of an estimated 2 million to 2.5 million Armenians, mostly concentrated in the six provinces of Eastern Anatolia, along what was quickly becoming the bloody front of Russo-Ottoman conflict. By the war’s end, 90 percent of the empire’s Armenian population had disappeared, University of Michigan historian Ronald G. Suny explained in a Thursday seminar sponsored by Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Within a few short months, they’d been slaughtered, driven into exile to face certain starvation in the deserts of modern-day Syria, or forcibly converted and assimilated into local Muslim communities. “The word for what happened ...
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Two Harvard Alumni Are Taking on Airbnb

(Andrew McConnell of VacationFutures) A fresh sheet of snow is starting to cover the city, all too soon after Winter Storm Juno buried Boston. The wintry weather is enough to get anyone daydreaming about warmer days; one pair of Harvard alumni...
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Amy Poehler Honored as Woman of the Year

As a former long-time member and co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, comedic actress Amy Poehler gave as good as she got at the annual Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year roast. “You know—amazing,” Poehler said, after Hasty Pudding president Jason S. Hellerstein ’15 and vice president Sam B. Clark ’15 had done their best to rib her. “They’ve done 167 shows, and can’t you just tell? I don’t care what anyone says, 167 shows and 13 minutes of comedy is a good ratio.” After a parade through the streets of Harvard Square—where students leaning out of windows tossed Poehler stuffed animals and fans chanted her name as they held up signs of the cover of her best-selling book, Yes, Please—the actress took the stage at Farkas Hall. ...
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Amy Poehler Roasts Harvard Students At Her Own Roast [Images]

Amy Poehler visited Harvard University's Farkas Hall Thursday to be royally roasted by Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Unsurprisingly, the famed female comedian ended up doing the roasting instead. "I'd like to thank Hasty Pudding for reminding us...
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Thomas Lentz to Leave Harvard Art Museums

Thomas W. Lentz, Cabot director of the Harvard Art Museums, today announced that he would step down at the end of the academic year—a surprising and apparently unexpected development that comes less than three months after the November 16 gala reopening of the wholly renovated, reconfigured museums complex. The more than decade-long reconstruction and consolidation of the collections in a new space built in, around, and above the original Fogg structure, with extensive teaching and conservation facilities included, was the focus of Lentz’s work since his arrival in late 2003. (Read his director’s letter on the museums’ multiple roles here.) An expert on Islamic art (specifically, Persian painting), he earned his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1985, and immediately before returning to Cambridge to assume the museums’ directorship had served as director of the Smithsonian Institution’s international ...
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Harvard Campaign has early impact

With The Harvard Campaign in mid-stride, its early impact already can be seen and felt across campus and beyond.
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Meet the 3 Harvard Startups That Won Winter Xcelerate

After a week of working away, trying to turn ideas into realities, three Harvard startups walked away the winners of Winter Xcelerate. Harvard Ventures brought 15 student startups into the Harvard Innovation Lab last week for a series of talks...
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Harvard Arts Blog

TV’s Susanne Daniels on vision and voice

TV pros Susanne Daniels '87 and Amy Lippman '85 bring the screen to life during JAMS at Wintersession.
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Harvard Arts Blog

“Best Foot Forward”: The business of the arts

Arts administrator and executive director of the Boston Ballet Meredith Max Hodges '03 is on a mission to make a difference in the world.
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Harvard Arts Blog

Pianist Angela Hewitt on making sense of the notes

Internationally acclaimed pianist and JAMS master class teacher Angela Hewitt talks about her experiences with piano practice and performance.
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Harvard Arts Blog

Linked through the heart: Vance George’s vocal colorings

Acclaimed choral conductor Vance George speaks about the architecture of music, singer's lingo and being one's best self.
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Damian Woetzel to receive Harvard Arts Medal

Ballet dancer, director, and now arts leader Damian Woetzel, M.P.A. ’07, has been announced as recipient of the 2015 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard President Drew Faust at a Farkas Hall ceremony on April 30 at 4 p.m.
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A breadth of learning

Harvard’s Online Learning gateway houses the University’s open online learning opportunities under one roof for the first time, and anyone can access the breadth and depth of Harvard’s learning content.
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