Events

Summer Science Week Time Travelers
Date: Jul 08, 2019 at 9:30 am to at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

In this five-day Summer Science Week program starting July 8, students will explore the daily life of the ancient Maya and Aztec people through hands-on activities and art. Learn about hieroglyphs, food, music, ancient games, and traditions like Day of the Dead, and learn a little Spanish. Activities take place in the Peabody Museum Education Room and Peabody Museum galleries. (For children entering grades 3 and 4.)

Date: Jun 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm to at 9:00 pm
Location:
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 21038

***EVENT UPDATE***

Summer Solstice will be held outdoors. Rain is expected to end before the celebration begins. The grass may still be damp; consider bringing a blanket to sit on.

Porfirio Gutierrez by Keith Recker
Date: May 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Porfirio Gutiérrez, Zapotec Master Dyer and Textile Artist

The town of Teotitlán Del Valle in the Mexican state of Oaxaca is renowned for its weaving traditions and its importance as a Zapotec cultural center. Porfirio Gutiérrez will examine the rich history of Zapotec weaving from the perspective of its practitioners. He will also discuss his studio’s role in preserving and promoting the use of natural dyes in his community, and abroad, using pigments derived from plants and insects.

Grinding cochineal insects by Nicole Esteres
Date: May 19, 2019 at 10:00 am to at 3:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Instructor: Porfirio Gutiérrez

This Sunday workshop is full. Please email pmae-ed@hmsc.harvard.edu to be added to the wait list.

Grinding cochineal insects by Nicole Esteres
Date: May 18, 2019 at 10:00 am to at 3:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Instructor: Porfirio Gutiérrez

This Saturday workshop is full. This program is full. Please email pmae-ed@hmsc.harvard.edu to be added to the wait list.

The Human Swarm book cover
Date: May 02, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Mark W. Moffett, Author and Photographer

Based on his new book, The Human Swarm: How Societies Arise, Thriveand Fall (Basic Books, April 2019), Moffett will discuss the social adaptations that bind societies and distinguish humans from other animal species. Drawing on findings in psychology, sociology, and anthropology, he explores how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into sprawling civilizations of unrivaled complexity–and will address what is required to sustain them.

Hawaiian mahiole (wicker and feather helmet). Gift of Heirs of David Kimball, 1899. © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 99-12-70/53559
Date: May 01, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ingrid Ahlgren, Curator of Oceania, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Photo by Chloe Dewe Mathews
Date: Apr 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Chloe Dewe Mathews, Artist, Photographer, and Filmmaker 

HMSC goes tagless
Date: Apr 22, 2019 at 9:00 am to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum and Harvard Museum of Natural History

Glyph rubbing
Date: Apr 21, 2019 at 11:00 am to at 1:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138

Drop in to the third-floor galleries to touch a Maya hieroglyph and create your own glyph rubbing to take home. In the Arts of War exhibit, hunt for animals hidden in designs on weapons and armor from around the world. Activities are free with regular museum admission and change daily.

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