Events

Date: Nov 05, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Location:
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Free Public Lecture

Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design; Director, Research & Development at The Museum of Modern Art

boy decorates traditional Mexican sugar skull with frosting
Date: Nov 02, 2019 at 12:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology,11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
Historic map of Australia
Date: Oct 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Public Lecture

Philip Jones
Senior Curator in Anthropology, South Australian Museum, and
Affiliate Lecturer, Department of History, University of Adelaide

Traditional Oaxacan painted wood figure
Date: Oct 26, 2019 at 10:00 am to at 12:30 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Read the program description in Spanish/Lea la descripción del programa en español.

We regret this program has been canceled. Ventura Fabian, the woodcarver from Oaxaca and longtime friend of the Peabody--a 15-plus year veteran of the museum’s Day of the Dead Family Festival--passed away recently. His son, Norberto, will be observing a period of mourning, and will not be coming from Mexico this year.

Traditional Oaxacan wooden painted figure
Date: Oct 25, 2019 at 4:30 pm to at 7:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Read the program description in Spanish/Lea la descripción del programa en español.

We regret this program has been canceled. Ventura Fabian, the woodcarver from Oaxaca and longtime friend of the Peabody--a 15-plus year veteran of the museum’s Day of the Dead Family Festival--passed away recently. His son, Norberto, will be observing a period of mourning, and will not be coming up here from Mexico this year.

Book cover for A Fool's Errand by Lonnie Bunch III
Date: Oct 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Book Presentation and Conversation

This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) Facebook page and the HMSC website. A recording of this program will be available on the HMSC Lecture Videos page approximately three weeks after the lecture.

Lonnie G. Bunch III
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Bird image from Voices of the Forest film
Date: Oct 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Quincy Street

Film Screening (90 min.) and Discussion

Steven Feld, Director and Producer

Maya chocolate plate
Date: Oct 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm to at 3:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Special Activity for International Archaeology Day  

“Shrink” yourself down to “walk” into an ancient Maya vessel using augmented reality! Maya women were often essential for uniting kingdoms. When a marriage was arranged between Maya royal families, kings would exchange gifts like this ceramic three-legged plate for serving chocolate. Use the museum’s iPad as a “magic window” to discover fine details on one such plate that cannot be seen on the actual artifact. A gallery facilitator will guide you through the experience and will share more about the Maya.

Almost Lost Arts book cover
Date: Oct 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Discussion and Book Signing

Emily Freidenrich
Author and Journalist

Josh Luke and Meredith Kasabian
Founders, Best Dressed Signs

Margaret Shepherd
Calligrapher and Author

Narayan Khandekar
Director, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, and Senior Conservation Scientist, Harvard Art Museums

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