Events

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

 a table set for formal dinner, centerpiece of the exhibit
Date: Nov 16, 2019 at 9:00 am
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Resetting the Table explores food choices and eating habits in the United States, including the sometimes hidden but always important ways in which our tables are shaped by cultural, historical, political, and technological influences.  Read more

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
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.

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