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2017 Apr 23

The Natural History of Your Favorite Foods

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

At last you get to play with your food! Meet archaeologists and use your observational skills to compare ancient wild plant and animal species to modern ones. Taste, process, and handle new and old world ingredients from favorite foods like pizza, french fries, and chocolate cake, and learn how they became the staples of the American diet we enjoy today. 

Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 9 and older.
Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival

 

2017 Apr 30

The Magic of Java

2:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 0213

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 musicologist Hayley Fenn and theater director Mitchell Polonsky. Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, play the instruments, and sample coffee from the islands of Indonesia.  

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2017 Apr 25

Seeing and Seeing through Museum Exhibits: Lessons from Cape Town and Washington, D.C.

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

How do implicit understandings and assumptions about race and ethnicity become embedded in museum exhibitions? How can museums and exhibitions reproduce, challenge, or help transform those understandings and other “rhetorics of value”? Corinne Kratz will use recent exhibitions in Cape Town, South Africa, and Washington, D.C., to consider these questions, examining components such as exhibition content and design, and reviewing particular historical moments that have brought these questions to the fore.

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2017 Apr 28

All the World Is Here Gallery Talk

11:30am

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Co-Curator Diana Loren will lead a talk in the newly opened exhibition, All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. In a beautifully restored gallery, see an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Together they trace the early history of the museum’s collections and the birth of American anthropology. Visitors will enter the world of a late 19th-century museum and be transported into the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition where Frederic Putnam, the second Peabody Museum director, presented the...

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2017 Apr 11

Museums in Tanzania: History, Transformation, and Impact

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

2017 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Tanzania has a record of more than three million years of human history and diversity, including fossil remains, footprints, and stone toolkits of early humans and hominin ancestors, from sites such as Laetoli, Olduvai Gorge, and Peninj. The National Museum of Tanzania supports the preservation of the country’s rich natural and cultural diversity through scientific research, education, and public outreach programs. Audax Mabulla will discuss the history of the museum and the innovative policy changes it is implementing to promote an...

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2017 Apr 06

Anxieties about Race in Egyptology and Egyptomania, 1890–1960

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Despite ideals of scientific and scholarly objectivity, both Egyptologists and non-specialists have often projected their own racial anxieties onto ancient Egypt. Recurrent attempts to prove that the ancient Egyptians were white or black, for example, reveal more about modern societies than about ancient Egypt. Donald Reid will discuss the history of how such debates have played out among Western and modern Egyptian scholars, artists, and writers, and how interpretations of ancient Egypt are intertwined with personal values.

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2017 Mar 04

Songs Found in Dream: Talea Ensemble - Free Concert

8:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

The Fromm Players at Harvard have assembled one of the nation’s foremost new music groups, TALEA ENSEMBLE, for two free concerts, “Songs Found in Dream,” in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on the Harvard University campus. The Friday program features George Lewis’s Mnemosis, Gerard Grisey’s Talea and James Dillon’s New York Triptych. On Saturday, hear Brian Ferneyhough’s Incipits, Rand Steiger’s A Menacing Plume, Liza Lim’s Songs found in dream, and the world premiere of Hans Tutschku’s ...

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2017 Mar 03

Songs Found in Dream: Talea Ensemble - Free Concert

8:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

The Fromm Players at Harvard have assembled one of the nation’s foremost new music groups, TALEA ENSEMBLE, for two free concerts, “Songs Found in Dream,” in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on the Harvard University campus. The Friday program features George Lewis’s Mnemosis, Gerard Grisey’s Talea and James Dillon’s New York Triptych. On Saturday, hear Brian Ferneyhough’s Incipits, Rand Steiger’s A Menacing Plume, Liza Lim’s Songs found in dream, and the world premiere of Hans Tutschku’s ...

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2017 HUECU Scholarship Program

February 8, 2017

HUECU's new Scholarship Program will be awarding five (5) $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2017-2018 academic year. Apply before March 1st!  Learn more at HUECU.org/scholarship.

2017 Apr 27

ARTS FIRST!

Thu Apr 27 (All day) to Sun Apr 30 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Square/Harvard Yard

ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and held this year April 27-30, the festival is a public event with many free performances and activities. Harvard employees and others are invited!

Please note that volunteers are needed and welcome in all aspects of keeping ARTS FIRST running smoothly. 

 

2017 Apr 27

25th Annual Arts First Festival - John Lithgow Medal Ceremony

4:00pm

Location: 

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge

Award-winning actor John Lithgow ’67 ArD ’05 is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 pm at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Harvard University Board of Overseers in association with the American Repertory Theater, will include a discussion with Lithgow moderated by President Faust. This is the official opening event for ARTS...

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