At Harvard

2 March Thursday

Exhibits

Fogg Art Museum. Through April 2. "Chasing Shadows: Photographs from the Collection." The concept for the show is embedded in its title: it speaks to the unique qualities of photographic processes, to the history of the medium, and to the history of the collection under the stewardship o the late Davis Pratt.

Through July 1995. "Shades of Significance: Tonal Values in Abstract Art." From its perceived origins in Cubism, through its dominance of the post-war American art scene, to its current coexistence with other approaches to imagemaking.

Through summer 1995. "Selections from the Joseph H. Hazen Collection." This exhibition offers viewers a rare opportunity to view privately owned works by some of the great masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Included are works by Braque, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Modigliani, Leger, Picasso, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

"France and the Portrait, 1799-1870." This installation of works from the permanent collections explores the changing conventions and practices of portraiture in France between the rise to power of Napoleon Bonaparte and the fall of the Second Empire.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 280 The Fenway, Boston. 566-1401. Through June 4. "Dennis Miller Bunker and His Circle" features more than 30 works of Bunker and some of the most celebrated names in American painting in the late 19th century.

Museums of Cultural and Natural History. Ongoing. "Birthstones." Explores the cultural and natural history of birthstones, and how perceptions of these precious and semiprecious gems have been influenced by mythology and astronomy.

Peabody Museum. Ongoing. "Encounters with the Americas."

Ongoing. "Ju/wasi: Bushmen of the Kalahari."

Ongoing. "Worlds in Miniature, Worlds Apart: Dioramas, Models, and Mannequins in the Peabody Museum."

Ongoing. "The Hall of the Northern American Indian."

Ongoing. "Ware Collection of Glass Flowers."

Sackler Museum. Through Dec. 30. "American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts." The first major survey of Harvard University's art collections in over 20 years provides a critical examination of art and material culture drawn from Harvard's museums and libraries in the context of interdisciplinary studies and revisionist scholarship.

Through May 21, 1995. "Impressions of Mesopotamia: Seals from the Ancient Near East." This display of ancient Near Eastern seals charts their development over 3,000 years of Mesopotamian history.

Through May 21, 1995. "Introduction to Byzantine Coinage." Showcases the Whittemore collection of Byzantine coins, including over 3,000 gold, silver and bronze coins that cover that range of Byzantine numismatics from A.D. 491 to 1453.

Through March 5. "Linear Graces...(and Disgraces): Drawings from the Courts of Persia, Turkey, and India." The second half of a two-part exhibition is drawn from the museum's holdings and from private collections of drawings by master artists of Iran, Turkey, and India.

Through April 9. "The Renaissance in France: Drawings from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris." The first comprehensive exhibition in North America devoted to drawing during the French Renaissance, and the accompanying catalogue will be the only book available in English on French drawings of the 16th century.

Through March 5, 1995. "Women and the Arts of Asia." Highlights the role of women in the arts of Asia from, five different perspectives.

Schlesinger Library. Through March 29. "Exhibition of Ceramics by the Eight Eldest Members of the Radcliffe CollegeCeramics Studio."

Through March 30. "Drawings, Paintings, andPastels by Ann Strieby Philips; Treasure Maps andOther Works on Folded Paper by X. Bonnie Woods."

Film

Harvard Film Archive. 24 Quincy St.,Cambridge. 495-4700. $5 for students unless aspecial event. Dusan Makavejev in person. Call formore information.

Poetry and prose

Cafe Gato Rojo Readings. Monthlyconfeehouse readings by poets, writers and readersof fiction. Cafe Gato Rojo, 8:30 p.m.

Theatre

A Tsar is Born. The Hasty PuddingTheatricals' 147th production will run until March21. Hasty Pudding Theater, 12 Holyoke St., 8 p.m.$23. Calls the Hasty Pudding Box Office at495-5205, Monday through Saturday, 2-6 p.m., fortickets.

A Murder of Crows. With beautifullypoetic language, Mac Wellman's play provides astunning surrealistic exploration of thetransformation of family. The characters musttraverse a formless maze of shoes, weather andcrows in their search for something substantive tobelieve in. With untraditional staging,unconventional sets and unusual costuming, theproduction will capture audiences in Wellman's ownfictional world. Loeb Experimental Theater, 7:30p.m. Free.3 March Friday

Celebration

South Asian Association Ghungroo.A celebration of South Asian culture. AgassizTheatre, 7 p.m. $5 in advance; $6 at the door.Tickets are available at the Holyoke Center TicketOffice or from any South Asian Association boardmember.

Concert

Mendelssohn String Quartet. Plays themusic of Mozart, Neidhofer and Schumann. PaineConcert Hall, 8 p.m. Free.

Film

Harvard Film Archive. 24 Quincy St.,Cambridge. 495-4700. $5 for students unless aspecial event. Dusan Makavejev in person. Call formore information.

Poetry and prose

A Reading by Jayne Anne Phillips, authorof Shelter. Forum Room, Lamont Library, 5p.m.

Talk

The West End Redevelopment: A Retrospectiveand Prospective. A discussion with Mark Fried,Herbert Gans, Chester Hartman and former residentsJames Campana and Josephe LoPiccolo. PiperAuditorium, Gund Hall, 6:30 p.m.

The Women's Development Agenda for the 21stCentury. Noeleen Heyzer, director, UnitedNations Development Fund for Woman. ARCO Forum, 6p.m.

Theatre

A Tsar is Born. Please see Thursday'slisting for more information. Hasty PuddingTheater, 12 Holyoke St., 8 p.m. $23.

A Murder of Crows. Please see Thursday'slisting for more information. Loeb ExperimentalTheater, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Free.4 March Saturday

Celebration

South Asian AssociationGhungroo.Please see Friday's listing for more information.Agassiz Theatre, 7 p.m. $5 in advance; $6 at thedoor.

Concert

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. Willperform Strauss's Don Juan, Bartok's Violinconcerto No. 2 and Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 in DMajor. Sanders Theatre, 8 p.m. $5.50, $7.50 and$9.50 for students. Tickets are available from theSanders Theatre Box Office at 496-2222.

Film

Harvard Film Archive. 24 Quincy St.,Cambridge. 495-4700. $5 for students unless aspecial event. Dusan Makavejev in person. Call formore information.

Talk

Can We Save Our Children?: Where Law,Medicine and Public Health Converge. RobertMcAfee, president, American Medical Association;Robert Cooper Ramo, president-elect, American BarAssociation; E. Richard Brown, president-elect,American Public Health Association and PhilipJohnston, regional director, U.S. Department ofHealth and Human Services. ARCO Forum, 9 a.m.

Theatre

A Tsar is Born. Please see Thursday'slisting for more information. Hasty PuddingTheater, 12 Holyoke St., 4 and 8 p.m. $23.

A Murder of Crows. Please see Thursday'slisting for more information. Loeb ExperimentalTheater, 7:30 p.m. Free.5 March Sunday

Concert

Harvard Group for New Music. Performsworks by Fernyhough, Kim, Nichols, Al-Zand, Horneand Tuli. Paine Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free.

Fourth Annual E. Power Biggs Memorial BachRecital. Will be performed by Joseph Payne,organist. Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland St., 3p.m. $4 for students.

Film

Make way for Tomorrow. Harvard-EpworthFilm Series, Harvard-Epworth United MethodistChurch, 1555 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, 8 p.m.354-0837. $3 contribution requested.

Theatre

A Tsar is Born. Please see Thursday'slisting for more information. Hasty PuddingTheater, 12 Holyoke St., 3 p.m. $23.6 March Monday

Concert

Working in Progress with Russ Gershon.Gershon, 1994-95 Jazz Artist in Residence, willperform at an open rehearsal with Either/Orchestraand the Harvard Jazz Band. Sanders Theatre, 6 p.m.Free.

Poetry and prose

A Reading by Poetry Editors. LiamRector, poetry editor, Harvard Magazine;Erin Belieu, managing editor, Agni and FredMarchant, poetry editor, Harvard Review.Yenching Library, 7:30 p.m.

Talk

Interregional and International Trade: WoodyAllen Was Right! David Weinstein and DonaldDais. Room M-15, Littauer Center, 7 p.m.7 March Tuesday

Talk

The Experience of Lesbians, Gay Men andBisexuals in the U.S. William Rubenstein,lecturer in law, Harvard School of Public Healthand Yale University Law School, and formerdirector, American Civil Liberties Union Lesbianand Gay Rights Project. Room 213, Kresge Building,HSPH, 12:30 p.m.

A Presentation and Discussion with KatieKoestner. Koestner, date rape victim andnational awareness advocate, will discuss her ownexperience as well as ways to increase awarenessat Harvard-Radcliffe. Lyman Common Room, 7:30 p.m.

Theatre

A Tsar is Born. Please see Thursday'slisting for more information. Hasty PuddingTheater, 12 Holyoke St., 8 p.m. $23.8 March Wednesday

Poetry and prose

An Evening of Reading and Discussion withFlorence Levinsohn. Author ofBelgrade--Among the Sects. Common Room,Dudley House, 7 p.m.B-2