At Harvard Daily Entertainment & Events

November Thursday


Lunchtime Organ Recitals. Murray Forbes Somerville. Adolphus Busch Hall, 12:15 p.m. Free.


Busch-Reisinger Museum. Through Dec. 12. "The Sketchbooks of George Grosz." Exploring the many sides of the former dada activist through more than 80 of his previously unexhibited sketchbooks.

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Through Nov. 15. "Works and Texts: Twenty-Five Proofs and Nine Screen-prints." Featuring works by Tom Phillips from Dante's Inferno.

Fogg Art Museum. Through Nov. 14: "American Painting at Mid-Century: Highlights from a Private Collection." Considers the vital moment in history of avant-garde painting in New York by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning and Frank Stella.

Through Nov. 11: "Portrait, Prospect and Poetry: British Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Bequest." Featuring works by artists such as William Blake, Aubrey Beardsley and John Constable.

Through Jan. 6: "The Art of Time: Clocks, Watches, and Other Timepieces from Harvard Collections." Includes many historically significant pieces seldom seen in public. The inner works of timepieces will be displayed outside the case to help viewers appreciate the clockmakers' art.

Through Jan. 9. "An Offbeat Collection of Dutch and Flemish Paintings." Featuring 20 works from the 16th-and 17th century Netherlands, all drawn from a private collection.

Sackler Museum. Through Jan. 23: "Buddhist Art: The Later Tradition." A survey of Buddhist art from the 8th through the 18th centuries, emphasizing works from China, Korea and Japan but also including ones from Nepal and Tibet.

Through Nov. 21: "Rothko's Harvard Murals." Five monumental abstract murals painted for the University.

Schlesinger Library. Through Dec. 3: "Votes for Women: An Exhibition of Suffrage Posters." Original British and American suffrage movement posters.


Harvard Film Archive. Carpenter Center. $5 for students. "Primate" at 7 p.m. This film presents the daily activities of Yerkes Primate Research Center. Scientists in the film are concerned with studying the physical and mental development of primates. Some of the experimental work shown in the film deals with the capacity to learn, remember and apply language and manual skills, the effect of alcohol and drugs on behavior, the control of aggressive and sexual behavior and other neural and physiological determinants of behavior.

"Toni" and "A Day in the Country" at 7:30 p.m. "Toni" is one of the most realistic of Jean Renoir's films depicting the life of a group of Italian immigrants working in a quarry. Shot in an authentic environment, with newsreel-like photography, without any makeup on the actors' faces, the film is experienced as a documents "as close as possible to everyday life." "A Day in the Country" is an unfinished masterpiece, based on Guy de Maupassant's short story. It captures the atmosphere and fashions of 1880 through glorious shot compositions and in inspired by the canvasses of great impressionist painters.