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.

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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

THIS GALLERY TALK IS SOLD OUT.

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

Ruth Phillips
Date: May 04, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ruth Phillips, Canada Research Chair and Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa; Visiting Professor of Art History, Yale University

Arts of War
Date: May 06, 2017 at 10:30 am
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Weapons and Arts of War at the Peabody Museum

Partnering with our friends at Atlas Obscura, for Obscura Day 2017, participants can examine the beautiful, yet deadly weapons of war inside the Arts of War exhibition, complete with a special opportunity to handle the weapons.

Khuan//a, a Ju/'hoansi girl, with a musical instrument called a //gwashi, 1953. Photograph probably by Laurence Marshall or Anneliese Scherz. PM 2001.29.258. (digital file #97010007).
Date: May 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

3D Lecture and Book Signing 

Ilisa Barbash, Curator of Visual Anthropology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Date: Jun 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm to at 9:00 pm
Location:
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture 

Kick off summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's annual Summer Solstice celebration. Enjoy a fun evening of music, food, and hands-on activities for all ages, with free evening admission to the Harvard Semitic Museum, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and Harvard Museum of Natural History. You won't want to miss this special summer night!