The Magic of Java

Date: 

Apr 30, 2017, 2:00 pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Shadow puppet Garuda figure, Java. PM 11-49-70/83325 (digital file# 99350234) Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Copyright President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Shadow puppet Garuda figure, Java. PM 11-49-70/83325 (digital file# 99350234) Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Copyright President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary  

Jody Diamond, Artist in Residence, Music Department, Harvard University, with Gamelan Si Betty

Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Enjoy a contemporary performance based on The Magic Flute, featuring intricate leather puppets and the sonorous gong-chime instruments of Harvard's Javanese-style gamelan orchestra, led by Jody Diamond with Hayley Fenn, PhD student in Historical Musicology, and theater director Mitchell Polonsky. Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, play the instruments, and sample coffee from the islands of Indonesia.  

Special Event (all ages). Free and open to the public. Small suggested donation for coffee tasting. 

Related exhibition: All the World is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology, at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, opens April 22.

See all anniversary events.

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