Events

Woodcut after C. Gessner Wellcome
Date: Nov 18, 2018 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Through January 6

Zapotec painting class
Date: Nov 10, 2018 at 10:00 am to at 12:30 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Adult Class

Ventura and Norberto Fabian, Instructors

Learn how to paint Zapotec design motifs with visiting artists from Oaxaca, Mexico. The father-son team—Ventura and Norberto Fabian—continue the tradition of creating hand-carved and hand-painted wooden figures known as alebrijes. This folk art is rooted in traditional rural village life and is one of Mexico’s most popular crafts. Participants will select an original small figure to paint that they can take home. The class will be taught in Spanish with translation to English.

Day of the Dead Family Event by Tony Rinaldo
Date: Nov 03, 2018 at 12:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Family Event

Live music, Oaxacan wood carving, and festive decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee); sip spicy hot chocolate; make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers and other artwork; and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar. The community altar art will be created by students at the Rafael Hernández Dual Language School in Boston.

Sugar skull couple at Day of the Dead
Date: Nov 01, 2018 at 4:00 pm to at 8:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Special Event

THE NOVEMBER 1 EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Please see the Saturday, November 3 Día de los Muertos Celebración Familiar / Day of the Dead Family Celebration.

Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy live music. The Catrina/catrín costume contest is at 6:30 pm. 

Harvard Yard excavation
Date: Oct 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm to at 2:00 pm
Location:
Harvard Yard, steps away from the famous John Harvard statue

Free Public Event

Peer into an active archaeological excavation and learn about the oldest section of North America’s first college, founded in 1636. Harvard archaeology students will answer your questions, demonstrate archaeological methods, and display recent finds from the seventeenth century that reflect how Harvard College students—centuries ago—ate, dressed, and amused themselves, among other experiences. Drop by any time during this 90-minute event. The site is in Harvard Yard, steps away from the famous John Harvard statue.

Chinese vessel. Anonymous gift in memory of Oric Bates (‘05) through Langdon Warner, 1926. ©President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 26-50-60/D2663
Date: Oct 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman
Date: Oct 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm to at 8:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Michael Ambrosino, Former Public Television Executive Producer; Creator of PBS series NOVA and Odyssey

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

Sue Marshall Cabezas, Former Executive Director, Documentary Educational Resources

Ross McElwee, Professor of the Practice of Filmmaking, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

Patrick McGovern by Alison Dunlap
Date: Oct 09, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lecture, Special Event & Book Signing 

Patrick E. McGovern, Scientific Director, Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Russell Mittermeier
Date: Oct 04, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Russell A. Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer, Global Wildlife Conservation; Chair, Primate Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

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Date: Oct 03, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Lecture, Poetry Reading & Book Signing

Heid E. Erdrich. Poet, Writer, and Filmmaker
Tacey M. Atsitty, Poet
Eric L. Gansworth, Writer and Visual Artist; Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence, Canisius College

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