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
Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for museum admission. Film: John Frankenheimer The Manchurian Candidate, 1962 (126 min.; black and white) Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
The documentary Eva Hesse, by Marcie Begleiter (2016), investigates the life and artistic practice of one of the most influential and experimental artists of the last half-century. Emerging from the male-dominated artistic milieu of 1960s minimalism, Hesse created work that pushed new boundaries as she deliberately chose complicated and often impermanent materials for her sculptures. Read more about Eva Hesse: Film Screening and Discussion
Dates: January 19-20 Days/Times: Thursday-Friday, 10 am-12:30 pm & 2-4:30 pm each day Level/Requirements: No previous experience in directing required Instructor: Claudia Weill’69, director of film (“Girlfriends,” “It’s My Turn,” “The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir”), TV (“Sesame Street,” “Girls,” “thirtysomething,” “My So-Called Life”), and theater (Williamstown Theater Festival, Sundance, Public Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Irish Repertory Theatre) Enrollment limited to 12 Harvard students (participants must attend all four sessions); register now>Read more about Wintersession workshop: “TV DIRECTING—AN INTRO TO NARRATIVE”