Events

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.

Date: Oct 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Book Presentation and Conversation

Lonnie G. Bunch III
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.       
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University

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.

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

man listens to poets playlist in the gallery
Date: Oct 14, 2019 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
man listens to poets playlist in the gallery
Date: Oct 13, 2019 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
man listens to poets playlist in the gallery
Date: Oct 12, 2019 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Molinillos for making traditional Mexican chocolate
Date: Oct 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm to at 4:30 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum Education Room, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Special Event and Chocolate Tasting

This event is sold out.

Ana Rita García-Lascuráin, Founder and Director, MUCHO-Chocolate Museum, Mexico City

Juan Alonso Rodriguez, master woodworker 

Enrique Galindo Fentanes, Professor, Department of Cellular Engineering and Biocatalysis, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Adolescent lion cubs
Date: Sep 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lecture, Book Signing, and Special Gallery Activities

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, University of California, Los Angeles; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Kathryn Bowers
Science Journalist and Animal Behaviorist

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