Events

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.

East Plaza walls, Pacariqtambo by Gary Urton
Date: Oct 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies, Harvard University

Date: Oct 06, 2015 at 4:00 pm to at 6:00 pm
Location:
CGIS South (1730 Cambridge Street), Room S030 on the Concourse Level

Date: Oct 03, 2015 at 12:30 pm to at 4:30 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

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).

Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard
Date: Oct 03, 2015 at 12:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Greetings from our field sites!

Date: Sep 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

Date: Sep 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm
Location:
CGIS South, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

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

Date: Jul 02, 2015 at 9:00 am to Sep 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Location:
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

Date: Jun 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm to at 9:00 pm
Location:
Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Free and open to the public.

Information: 617-496-1638

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