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University Plans Spring Arts Programs

Museum Wing, Filmmakers Reunion, Film Archive Anniversary Scheduled

By Kelly A. Matthews

The renaissance has come to Harvard's art world.

In the coming months, the University will announce plans for a new wing to the Fogg Art Museum, host a reunion of Radcliffe almunae filmmakers and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Harvard Film Archive.

Under Glass Cases

The new Fogg addition, a three-story building that will be connected to the standing museum, will house medieval art taken from the old Busch-Reisinger Museum. That structure is being converted into the Center for European Studies.

A new Fine Arts Library reading room and offices will take up the first floor of the building, while the second floor will house exhibition galleries. Additional offices and classroom space will fill the third floor, according to a statement released by the Harvard University Art Museums.

The current Fine Arts Library reading room will be replaced with a prints, drawings and photographs gallery.

Plans for the project, to be completed in 1991, will be released later this month, the statement says. Groundbreaking for the new Busch-Reisinger Museum building is scheduled for mid-year.

Filmmakers Shoot Flashbacks

In late February and early March, the Office for the Arts at Harvard and Radcliffe will sponsor the "Radcliffe Filmmakers Reunion," says Learning from Performers Coordinator Susan A. Zielinski. Radcliffe graduates who have become successful filmmakers will meet with undergraduates and screen films from their student and professionial years. Some participants will also spend time discussing students' films, Zielinski says.

The filmmakers include Kate Davis, Alyson Denny, Tina Rathborne, Peggy Stern, Lisa Shaw, Martha Swetzoff and Mira Nair, director of the award-winning Salaam Bombay.

Lindsay Crouse, who starred in her husband David Mamet's House of Games, and conductor Christopher Hogwood will present workshops in late February and early March as part of the "Learning from Performers" series.

And the Harvard Film Archive will celebrate its 10th anniversary with lectures on preservation and restoration of films, newsreels, silent movies, foreign films and Andy Warhol's experimental films.

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