Events

HMSC fall 2016 program guide

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibitions

All events are free and open to the public, except where noted below. All lectures are at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, except where noted below.

SIGN UP for news of our events and behind-the-scenes activities. (Emails are sent approximately once a month with occasional program updates.) See all the latest Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC) Program Guide to lectures, events, and exhibitions by clicking the Program Guide image. As one of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Peabody Museum programs are included, as well as programs for the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and the Harvard Semitic Museum.

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Christopher Dean
Date: Mar 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Christopher Dean, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Division of Biosciences and Professorial Research Associate, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London

John Akomfrah and Okwui Enwezor
Date: Mar 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Location:
See website for details: www.hmsc.harvard.edu

Okwui Enwezor, Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Artistic Director, 56th Venice Biennale

John Akomfrah, OBE, Artist and Filmmaker

The Harvard Museums’ fourth annual Curatorial Innovation program will feature an evening with Okwui Enwezor and John Akomfrah, in which they will explore contemporary exhibition-making and the future of museum display. Particular attention will be paid to exhibits that cross disciplines and link the worlds of art and science.

Donald Reid
Date: Apr 06, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Donald Reid, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Georgia State University; Affiliate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington

The National Museum of Tanzania
Date: Apr 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

2017 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Audax Z. P. Mabulla, Director General, The National Museum of Tanzania

The Natural History of Your Favorite Foods
Date: Apr 23, 2017 at 10:00 am to at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Family drop-in activity  

At last you get to play with your food! Meet archaeologists and use your observational skills to compare ancient wild plant and animal species to modern ones. Taste, process, and handle new and old world ingredients from favorite foods like pizza, french fries, and chocolate cake, and learn how they became the staples of the American diet we enjoy today. 

Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 9 and older.
Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival

Corinne Kratz
Date: Apr 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Corinne Kratz, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and Institute of African Studies and Director, African Critical Inquiry Program, Emory University; Research Associate, Museum of International Folk Art

School Walk by Cauvery Patel. A couple of Mozambican students walk to school in the early morning hours of May on Ilha de Moçambique (Island of Mozambique). The island used to be the capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Date: Apr 27, 2017 at 10:00 am to Apr 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge and Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Showcase of the 2017 Harvard Business School Art Society’s photography competition.

What is the Global Exposure Project Photo Competition?

The purpose of the Global Exposure Project is to encourage members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) community to share their passion for seeing the world through photography. The HBS Art Society receives entries and selects winners via popular vote and a committee. The winning photographs are displayed at HBS' Spangler Center Lounge and the two museums in April.

Date: Apr 28, 2017 at 11:30 am
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

School Walk by Cauvery Patel. A couple of Mozambican students walk to school in the early morning hours of May on Ilha de Moçambique (Island of Mozambique). The island used to be the capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Date: Apr 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Showcase of the 2017 Harvard Business School Art Society’s photography competition.

Shadow puppet Garuda figure, Java. PM 11-49-70/83325 (digital file# 99350234) Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Copyright President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Date: Apr 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary  

Jody Diamond, Artist in Residence, Music Department, Harvard University, with Gamelan Si Betty

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