Events

School Walk by Cauvery Patel. A couple of Mozambican students walk to school in the early morning hours of May on Ilha de Moçambique (Island of Mozambique). The island used to be the capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Date: Apr 27, 2017 at 10:00 am to Apr 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge and Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Showcase of the 2017 Harvard Business School Art Society’s photography competition.

What is the Global Exposure Project Photo Competition?

The purpose of the Global Exposure Project is to encourage members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) community to share their passion for seeing the world through photography. The HBS Art Society receives entries and selects winners via popular vote and a committee. The winning photographs are displayed at HBS' Spangler Center Lounge and the two museums in April.

Corinne Kratz
Date: Apr 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Corinne Kratz, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and Institute of African Studies and Director, African Critical Inquiry Program, Emory University; Research Associate, Museum of International Folk Art

The Natural History of Your Favorite Foods
Date: Apr 23, 2017 at 10:00 am to at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Family drop-in activity  

At last you get to play with your food! Meet archaeologists and use your observational skills to compare ancient wild plant and animal species to modern ones. Taste, process, and handle new and old world ingredients from favorite foods like pizza, french fries, and chocolate cake, and learn how they became the staples of the American diet we enjoy today. 

Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 9 and older.
Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival

The National Museum of Tanzania
Date: Apr 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

2017 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Audax Z. P. Mabulla, Director General, The National Museum of Tanzania

Donald Reid
Date: Apr 06, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Donald Reid, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Georgia State University; Affiliate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington

John Akomfrah and Okwui Enwezor
Date: Mar 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Location:
See website for details: www.hmsc.harvard.edu

Okwui Enwezor, Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Artistic Director, 56th Venice Biennale

John Akomfrah, OBE, Artist and Filmmaker

The Harvard Museums’ fourth annual Curatorial Innovation program will feature an evening with Okwui Enwezor and John Akomfrah, in which they will explore contemporary exhibition-making and the future of museum display. Particular attention will be paid to exhibits that cross disciplines and link the worlds of art and science.

Christopher Dean
Date: Mar 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Christopher Dean, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Division of Biosciences and Professorial Research Associate, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London

Lee D. Baker
Date: Mar 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Lee D. Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Mrs. A. Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

J. Lorand Matory
Date: Mar 07, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

J. Lorand Matory, Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director, Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic Project, Duke University

Biology of Consciousness
Date: Mar 06, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Brian D. Farrell, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School and the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

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