Events

Highlights tour by Tony Rinaldo
Date: Feb 07, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Meet in the museum's side lobby near the water fountain. Tours are 45 minutes. Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older.

Highlights tour by Tony Rinaldo
Date: Feb 06, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Meet in the museum's side lobby near the water fountain. Tours are 45 minutes. Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older.

Highlights tour by Tony Rinaldo
Date: Feb 05, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Meet in the museum's side lobby near the water fountain. Tours are 45 minutes. Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older.

Date: Jan 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Clay Flute Workshop at the Peabody Museum

1:00–4:00 PM Tuesday January 19, Wed. 20, Thurs. 21, Friday 22, 2016

Matt Kaplan
Date: Dec 05, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Location:
Haller Hall, enter at 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Matt Kaplan, Author and Science Correspondent, The Economist

Can bird migrations foretell the future? Do phases of the moon hold sway over our lives? Are there sacred springs with curative powers? What is the best way to brew a love potion? In this interdisciplinary talk filled with tales of adventure, science journalist Matt Kaplan, author of The Science of Monsters and Science of the Magical, will explore the rich, lively, and surprising reality behind some of the magical objects, places, and ideas that infuse ancient and modern myths.

Date: Dec 02, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Cynthia Beall, Distinguished University Professor and Sarah Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University

Initial Series Group at Chichen Itzá, Mexico. Photo by Karl Taube.
Date: Nov 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Karl A. Taube, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Riverside  

Image by Daniel Jacobs.
Date: Nov 04, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Daughters of Anatolia follows a Turkish family of nomadic goat herders as they travel ancient seasonal migration routes with their 350 animals, alternating between winters on the Mediterranean and summers in the Taurus Mountains. Producer/director Halé Sofia Schatz documents a lifestyle in transition—one that has roots in traditions dating to the twelfth century, but that now faces challenges from an increasingly urbanized world.

Watch the film trailer.

Date: Nov 01, 2015 at 12:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Mexican folk dance and live mariachi music encourage families to participate in this joyful event welcoming back the spirits of loved ones. Try a traditional snack in festive museum galleries. View contemporary carved and painted folk art from Oaxaca by Ventura and Norberto Fabian. Decorate a sugar skull, make papel picado (cut paper banners) or another work of art and design a message to place upon the Dia de los Muertos altar. Altars and papel picado paper banners will be on view by the end of the day Wednesday, October 28 and remain on view through November.

Delores Churchill. Photo by Larisa Manewal.
Date: Oct 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Tracing Roots is a glimpse into the world of Haida elder and master weaver Delores Churchill. The film follows Churchill on her journey to uncover the origins of a spruce root hat discovered with Kwäday Dän Ts’ìnchi—the “Long Ago Person Found”—in a retreating glacier in Canada. Her search to understand the making of the woven hat crosses cultures and borders, and involves artists, scholars, and scientists. The documentary is a story of connection to where people live, the art they make, and the people they teach.

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