THIS GALLERY TALK IS SOLD OUT.
Co-Curator Diana Loren will lead a talk in the newly opened exhibition, All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. In a beautifully restored gallery, see an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Together they trace the early history of the museum’s collections and the birth of American anthropology. Visitors will enter the world of a late 19th-century museum and be transported into the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition where Frederic Putnam, the second Peabody Museum director, presented the museum’s anthropological vision and collections to a wider world.
Free with museum admission. Space is limited. Sold out; Registration is closed.
Haida Effigy Pipe. Carved wood and ivory, with hinged arms. Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada. Ca. 1840. Native American impressions of their non-Indian partners in the Boston China trade can be seen in the objects they created for the wider market. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, PM 94-57-10/R195 (digital file #60742839) © President and Fellows of Harvard College.