Events

Zapotec painting class
Date: Nov 10, 2018 at 10:00 am to at 12:30 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Adult Class

Ventura and Norberto Fabian, Instructors

Learn how to paint Zapotec design motifs with visiting artists from Oaxaca, Mexico. The father-son team—Ventura and Norberto Fabian—continue the tradition of creating hand-carved and hand-painted wooden figures known as alebrijes. This folk art is rooted in traditional rural village life and is one of Mexico’s most popular crafts. Participants will select an original small figure to paint that they can take home. The class will be taught in Spanish with translation to English.

Harvard Yard excavation
Date: Oct 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm to at 2:00 pm
Location:
Harvard Yard, steps away from the famous John Harvard statue

Free Public Event

Peer into an active archaeological excavation and learn about the oldest section of North America’s first college, founded in 1636. Harvard archaeology students will answer your questions, demonstrate archaeological methods, and display recent finds from the seventeenth century that reflect how Harvard College students—centuries ago—ate, dressed, and amused themselves, among other experiences. Drop by any time during this 90-minute event. The site is in Harvard Yard, steps away from the famous John Harvard statue.

Date: Oct 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Date: Oct 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm to at 8:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Michael Ambrosino, Former Public Television Executive Producer; Creator of PBS series NOVA and Odyssey

Ilisa Barbash, Curator of Visual Anthropology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Patrick McGovern by Alison Dunlap
Date: Oct 09, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lecture, Special Event & Book Signing 

Patrick E. McGovern, Scientific Director, Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Russell Mittermeier
Date: Oct 04, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Russell A. Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer, Global Wildlife Conservation; Chair, Primate Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

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Date: Oct 03, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Lecture, Poetry Reading & Book Signing

Heid E. Erdrich. Poet, Writer, and Filmmaker
Tacey M. Atsitty, Poet
Eric L. Gansworth, Writer and Visual Artist; Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence, Canisius College

Date: Sep 29, 2018 at 9:00 am
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Tsamgao, son of ≠Toma, with his homemake clay "camera," 1955

Date: Sep 22, 2018 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Date: Aug 24, 2018 at 9:00 am to at 5:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

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