Events

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.

Date: Mar 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Free Public Lecture and Exhibit Preview

Matthew Spriggs, Laureate Fellow and Professor of Archaeology, Australian National University, Australia

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

 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

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