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    Harvardwood Helps on National Public Lands Day

    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 09:00 AM
    Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas, CA

    The National Park Service and California State Parks are collaborating this National Public Lands Day on creek cleanup, campground maintenance, native plant restoration and trail work—and Harvardwood Helps is pitching in too!

    Please RSVP below so that we know to expect you and can let you know the meeting point. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and bring water and a snack. Tools will be provided. Fun will be had by all! Parking will be validated for all volunteers, so you might want to plan to spend the day in this magnificent state park after the work is done.

    Check out the fun movie history of Malibu Creek State Park.

    DIRECTIONS: The park is located four miles south of Highway 101 on Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road.

    Are you a dedicated community service volunteer?
    Are you active engaged in a local nonprofit or other service project?
    Apply to receive an unrestricted $500 grant via Harvardwood Heroes!

    Harvardwood Heads To... IDA Getting Real '16 Conference - Special panel w/ Steve James, Jack Riccobono, Stanley Nelson, Deb Esquenazi

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 09:15 AM · $400.00 USD

    When the Lion Learns to Speak: Representation & Agency in Documentary

    As the field of impact extends the life and reach of documentary films, it also reshapes and complicates the relationship between filmmaker and film subject. Increasingly filmmakers and film subjects spend months traveling together speaking to issues related to the film, the filmmaking process, and the power dynamic between storyteller and subject. How do filmmakers and film subjects navigate the murky waters of race and class, access and commerce, representation and agency?
    We will hear from three filmmaker / film subject teams who have faced these issues directly, engaged in difficult conversations and experimented with new models for filmmaker / subject dynamics and collaboration.
    Filmmaker/subject teams are:

    • Jack Pettibone Riccobono / Rob Brown (The Seventh Fire)
    • Stanley Nelson / Mohammad Mubarak (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution)
    • Deb Esquenazi / Anna Vasquez (Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four)
    • Steve James / Ameena Matthews (The Interrupters) 

    Harvardwood Presents The Future of the Museum

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 06:00 PM · $36.00 USD
    Down Town Association in New York, NY

    Cost: $25 for dues-paying Harvardwood members (and their guests); $36 for all others.
    (Price includes RECEPTION with wine, cheeses, and light hors d'oeuvres)

    Advance registration is REQUIRED—no tickets will be sold at the door.
    Dress code: JACKETS & TIES required for men; no denim, sneakers, or such.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a 45-minute RECEPTION with wine and nibbles in the stunning 1887 landmark setting of the Down Town Association.  The discussion will begin at approximately 6:50 p.m. 

    Curator_AnnTemkin.jpgFew cultural institutions have changed as dramatically over the past decade as the contemporary art museum.  New art forms, vastly increased attendance, the commercial market, ardhitectural ambitions, and sociopolitical concerns are just a few of the issues informing this era of great change. Ann Temkin AB '81 and David Joselit AB '81, PhD '95 will discuss the ways contemporary art museums are evolving to meet these challenges and opportunities, with, of course, particular reference to MoMA and its planned expansion.

    Ann Temkin is the Chief Curator of Paintings & Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art.  She's held that position since 2008, having joined MoMA's staff as a Curator in 2003.  Before that, she spent 13 years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as their Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.  Her PhD is from Yale.

    joselit.jpgDavid Joselit is Distinguished Professor of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center. and before that spent 2003 through 2013 as Professor of Art at Yale University, where he was Chair of the Art Department from 2006 to 2009.  Earlier, he was a Curator at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art and he has written books and articles about all areas of the visual arts, including Feedback: Television Against Democracy (2007).

    After the event, attendees are invited to stay and mingle over dinner (credit cards will be accepted) in the Down Town Association's beautiful dining room.

    The Down Town Association is easy to reach. Just take the #2 or #3 train to the Wall Street Station, and leave by the Pine Street exit. You'll be across the street from the Down Town Association.

    Or you can take the #4 or #5 train to the Wall Street station. Walk three blocks east on Wall Street to William Street. Turn left on William Street and walk one block to Pine. Then turn right on Pine Street. 60 Pine Street is on the left side of the street. (It's simpler than it sounds!)

    Dues-paying Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets    $25.00 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make
    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

  • Apply to be matched with a mentor in 2016-17!

    Seeking a mentor in your field in the arts, media, or entertainment? Apply by October 7th for your opportunity to be matched with a Harvardwood mentor this year.

    The Harvardwood Mentorship Program fosters meaningful professional relationships by matching Harvard graduates with more established alums in their fields of interest for a period of eight months of one-on-one career mentoring.

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    NYC Living Rooms and Event Spaces Needed

    Harvardwood has the same issue that most New Yorkers have... SPACE!

    The biggest single challenge we have in putting together our NYC events is coming up with the places to have them. You may have noticed that we had only one big party last year instead of our usual four—and Harvardwood members NEED parties!

    So if you have a living room just modestly larger than average (if you've been to our parties you'll have a reasonably good idea of what I mean) and are willing to host one of our parties, that would be fabulous! But parties aren't our only events—we also need spaces for interviews, talks, concerts, all the things we love doing.

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