Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA
A Persian New Year Celebration
Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional Haft Seen table.
More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1397, the new year in the Persian calendar.
A rare album of artists’ drawings, preparatory sketches, and more helped shape a Harvard Art Museums exhibition about art in 19th-century Iran, co-curated by McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art at the Harvard Art Museums, and CMES Steering Committee member David Roxburgh, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History and chair of the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Read more about the exhibition and related publications in HAM's...