Events

Asian Harvard student shows small object to two interested young adults in large gallery with statue in background
Date: Mar 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum. 11 Divinity Avenue

We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students, and volunteers. In the interest of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.

photo of Mary Stiner smiling in casual possible working attire
Date: Mar 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students, and volunteers. In the interest of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.

three pairs of hands handle raw food ingredients
Date: Mar 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.

Samoan bark cloth (siapo) Collected in Fiji, c. 1911. Gift of Dr. R. B. Dixon, 1912. © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM 12-31-70/84109.
Date: Mar 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Free Public Lecture and Exhibit Preview

Model of an Outrigger Canoe
Date: Mar 07, 2020 at 9:00 am
Location:
three elaborately decorated cupcakes made of Play-Doh
Date: Feb 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Special Event (Ages 4–8)

Explore the new Resetting the Table exhibition, starting at the dinner table set for a party. Family-friendly activities about what we eat will be set up throughout the gallery: drop in for smell stations, Play-Doh® desserts, games with prizes, and a raffle of dinner for two at a Harvard Square restaurant.

Regular museum admission rates apply. 

Date: Feb 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Gordon R. Willey Lecture and Reception. Free Public Lecture.

B.L. Turner II                  
Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University     

Date: Feb 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Carla D. Martin, Founder and Executive Director, Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute; Lecturer, Harvard University

African Twilight event poster features a crowd of Africans wearing red and one man wearing a large head piece
Date: Dec 05, 2019 at 4:00 pm to at 6:00 pm
Location:
Center for African Studies Lounge - 1280 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor, Cambridge

For the last forty years American born Carol Beckwith and Australian Angela Fisher have journeyed over 300,000 miles travelling through 44 countries and recording over 150 cultures on the African continent. Their recently published double volume book, African Twilight, the subject of this lecture, is the magnum opus of these two pioneering documentary photographers of African tribal cultures and ceremonies.

Anya Bernstein
Date: Nov 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Public Lecture & Book Signing

Anya Bernstein
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

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