Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museum, 32 Quincy St
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums, Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies at Harvard University Admission: Free and open to the public More information
The documentary The Eagle Huntress (2016) follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who lives in the Altai Mountains in Mongolia, as she trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of the centuries-old tradition. Read more about Film: The Eagle Huntress
Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal, Celebrity Series of Boston, Harvard South Asia Institute, World Music/CRASHarts and Learning From Performers Admission: Free and open to the public. RSVPs required. Location map
The award-winning film Marvi: The Mystic Muse explores Pakistani singer Sanam Marvi’s search for her own roots across Pakistan and her journey with Sufism. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Tanya Panjwani and Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University. This event is held in conjunction with Sanam Marvi's concert on Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 pm at Sanders Theatre, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston and World Music/CRASHarts. For more information about the concert and tickets, visit the Celebrity Series website. Read more about “Marvi: The Mystic Muse” film screening and discussion
Presented by:Learning From Performers ADMISSION: Free, tickets required. How to get tickets: Available in person at the Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., Cambridge, online, or by calling 617.496.2222 (online and phone ticket orders subject to service fees). Ticket distribution for Harvard affiliates (2 per person, with valid ID) begins Tuesday, April 18; ticket distribution for the public (2 per person) begins Thursday, April 20. Some remaining tickets may be available at the door one hour prior to event start time.
Award-winning actor John Lithgow ’67 ArD ’05 is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Harvard University Board of Overseers in association with the American Repertory Theater. It will include a discussion with Lithgow moderated by President Faust. This is the opening event for ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student and faculty creativity in the arts celebrating its 25th anniversary April 27-30. Read more about Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Actor JOHN LITHGOW
Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. Two graffiti artists—Estria Miyashiro and John Hina (“Prime”)—tell how their street art has taken them on personal journeys to discover their history, identity, and responsibilities as Hawaiian people. Read more about Film: Mele Murals