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.
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.
Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies, Harvard University
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to a major museum lab that helps archaeologists identify excavated animal bones. Are the bones from an ancient human occupation site or last year’s picnic? Researchers will demonstrate techniques using skeletons of modern animals. This is a popular event for school-age children.
Family Event. Regular museum admission rates apply. Free parking in the 52 Oxford Street Garage for Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard (same day).
Greetings from our field sites!
David Odo, Author, The Journey of “A Good Type”: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs
Director of Student Programs and Research Curator of University Collections Initiatives, Harvard Art Museums
Reception and Booksigning for
The Journey of "A Good Type": From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs
with Author and Curator David Odo
This event is in conjunction with the exhibition From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs
on view Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm through Sunday, September 27, 2015
CGIS South, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs
An exhibition of photographs in conjunction with the publication of The Journey of “A Good Type”: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs – David Odo, author and curator. Open weekdays 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Reception and book signing, Thursday, September 10, 4:15 p.m.
Sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University, the Harvard University Asia Center, and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
Free and open to the public.