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.
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
Film Screening (90 min.) and Discussion
Steven Feld, Director and Producer
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.
Discussion and Book Signing
Author and Journalist
Josh Luke and Meredith Kasabian
Founders, Best Dressed Signs
Calligrapher and Author
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
Lecture, Book Signing, and Special Gallery Activities
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
Science Journalist and Animal Behaviorist