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.
Free Public Lecture and Exhibit Preview
Matthew Spriggs, Laureate Fellow and Professor of Archaeology, Australian National University, Australia
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.
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
Carla D. Martin, Founder and Executive Director, Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute; Lecturer, Harvard University
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.
Public Lecture & Book Signing
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
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
Free Public Lecture
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design; Director, Research & Development at The Museum of Modern Art