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    Harvardwood Presents FASHION & BEAUTY: A Tour of the Metropolitan Museum

    Friday, June 15, 2018 at 06:15 PM · $50.00 USD
    Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY

    Welcome, PennNYC members! We're looking forward to meeting you and sharing this event!


    This tour is about everything glamorous—from the grand hairdos of Imperial Rome to the outrageous wigs of the court at Versailles, from gold ear spools in pre-Columbian America to neck rings in Africa and Southeast Asia, and from 300 years of torturous corsets to 3000 years of gorgeous cosmetics.  Fashion-and-beauty.jpgWe'll look at fashion from head to toe, and in between as well—just what did Victorian women wear underneath those giant hoops? We'll look at men, too—what was up with those powdered wigs, white makeup, foppish ruffs, and those, um, codpieces? Why did French courtiers wear foot-high wigs? Were beauty spots really used to cover up syphilis? And how did bicycles transform how women dressed and lived?

    Our guide Andrew Lear is a world authority on sex in Ancient Greece and a scholar of sexuality throughout the ages. He has taught English literature and Italian at Harvard, and Classics at Columbia, Pomona College, and NYU, and is the co-author of the definitive work on male-male love in Greek vase painting Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods. Andrew is the Founder and President of Shady Ladies Tours, devoted to exploring the fascinating hidden secrets behind the world's great art.

    Advance registration is REQUIRED—no tickets will be sold at the event. Limited to just 21 people, so early registration is strongly recommended!

    Cost: $50

    For dues-paying members of Harvardwood ("Full Members" and "Friends of Harvardwood"), we have a special reduced price of $40.

    Note that much of the tour price goes to support the Metropolitan Museum. 
    The tour will be admitted as a group, so you don't need to get an admission ticket to the Museum.

    Harvardwood Heads To... IVY Entertainment's Production Nightmares: Stories From The Top

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM · $30.00 USD
    Ignited Spaces in Los Angeles, CA

    Join your fellow IVY Entertainment Members at Ignited Spaces for an exciting panel highlighting untold stories of some of the industry’s most well-known producers at the Production Nightmares event! Expect a lively evening as big-name producers spin yarns about the worst experiences they’ve ever had in production. Learn from the best as our panelists retell their production horror stories and help you avoid your own. The evening is the first in an event series hosted and sponsored by our friends at Castifi.

    6:00PM - 7:00PM - Event kickoff - drinks, networking, and light refreshments

    7:00PM - 8:00PM - Moderated panel featuring experts in entertainment
    8:00PM - 9:00PM - Networking cocktail hour

    Daniel Schnider
    (Producer, Straight Outta Compton)
    Daniel has spent the last 20 years as a producer & executive in the film & TV businesses working across all genres. In addition to running Zoe Saldana’s production company, Daniel spent half a decade partnered with Dr. Dre at Crucial Films, where he developed the Oscar nominated smash hit STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON.

    Rich Hull

    (Producer, She's All That)
    Richard Hull is the Executive Chairman of Latin Everywhere, which controls one of the largest libraries of Spanish-language content in the world. He has produced more than 20 films and television shows, including SHE'S ALL THAT starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. In 2011, he won the NAACP Image Award for his film FOR LOVE AND LIBERTY: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, which he produced with Halle Berry.

    Gray Bright
    Robotic engineer by education, technology executive by day and late night talk show host by night. Gray’s career has involved the design, manufacture and launch of 1,500+ electronic hardware and software products, along with writing and telling a similar amount of jokes about science, technology and cats. We're pretty sure he's the love child of Bill Nye, Jimmy Fallon and John Oliver. Gray is currently Director of Business Innovation at Left Field Labs, an experience design agency trusted to design and develop a lot of Google's consumer (and internal) facing experiences - everything from the gmail landing page, android.com, ATAP, Daydream, chrome.com and much more - email him for more information. As an experienced host and comic, Gray has performed at international iconic venues and events such as Kennedy Space center during a rocket launch, appeared on TBS's America's Greatest Makers and performed with ‘Monty Python’ at London’s O2 Arena.

    Harvardwood Chicago Writers' Meet-up

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Old-school elegance, the Annenberg/Harry Potter vibe, and hip hospitality combine in this famously re-imagined space praised by Travel and Leisure for its “strong design and honest story telling.” Harvardwood CHI writers will meet informally in one of the many comfy conversational areas of the laptop-friendly Drawing Room of the lobby (2nd floor) of the historic Chicago Athletic Association. 

    All writers and their friends are welcome. Cash bar and menus. On-site Apres hotspots include: Cindy’s Bar on the 13th floor with sweeping views of the lake and Grant Park; the Game Room; and more.

    Harvardwood's Chicago Chapter is creating a space for writers from varied backgrounds to get together and connect in person. Writers in all genres and career stages, from beginner to working professional, are welcome. Playwrights, comedy writers, screenwriters, authors, novelists, poets, content producers... all writers, all genres, any specialty!

  • Catch up with the 2013-2017 Heroes grant recipients!

    Celebrate the first 5 years of our Heroes community service program by catching up with the 2013-2017 Harvardwood Heroes grant recipients!

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    Meet our 2018 Harvardwood Heroes grant recipients

    After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2018 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.

    This year's Heroes are:

    • Jeanie M. Barnett MPA '02 | The Chicago Help Initiative

    • Farah Art Griffin EDM '08 | Anti-oppression Art Practice

    • Laura Kanji AB '19 | Mission Hill After School Program

    • Priten H. Shah AB '19 | United 4 Social Change

    Read more about the 2018 Heroes' community service projects.

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