Past Events - 2010

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibits

All events are free and open to the public, except where noted below. All lectures are at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, except where noted below. If you missed a lecture, check here for a free audio download.

January 23
10 am or 2 pm
Peabody Museum

Family Program 

Awesome Arctic Artifacts! Choice of two times, reservations required. Free with Museum admission.


February 16-20
daily 10 am - 4 pm
Peabody Museum

 Family Program 

Vacation Week Drop-in Discovery Room  Free with Museum admission.


March 5
7 pm
Harvard Film Archive

Film Screening & Filmmakers' Q&A

Sweetgrass
Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street. Free admission for Peabody Museum members (with PMA card)

Read the New York Times review


March 11
5:30 pm
Geological Lecture Hall

Hallam L. Movius, Jr.  Lecture

"Hunters and Artists of Late Ice Age Europe: The Magdalenian World"
Prof. Lawrence Guy Straus, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University  of New Mexico, Albuquerque


March 13
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Family Program

Arabic Calligraphy in Art and Architecture 
Recommended for children ages 8 and up with an accompanying adult

Reservations required and space is limited: call 617-495-2916. Free with Museum admission.


March 25
5–7 pm
Peabody Museum

Exhibition Opening

Translating Encounters: Travel and Transformation in the Early Seventeenth Century


April 8
5:30 pm
Geological Lecture Hall

 

Gordon R. Willey Lecture

"Four Thousand Years Ago in Coastal Peru: America's First Civilization?"
Michael Moseley, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of Florida


April 24
10 am or 2 pm
Peabody Museum

Family Program

Conservation Clues! Choice of two times, reservations required. Free with Museum admission.


April 29
5–7 pm
Peabody Museum

Exhibition Opening

Spying on the Past: Declassified Satellite Images and Archaeology


May 22

1-3 pm

Family Program

Archaeological Illustration. Reservations required, call 617-495-2916. Free with Museum admission.


June 12
10 am or 2 pm

Family Program

Globetrotters! Choice of two times, reservations required. Free with Museum admission


 

July 17
Noon-4 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday
Free with Museum admission.


August 21
Noon-4 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday
Free with Peabody Museum admission.


October 6

5:30 pm

Lecture

Diviners and Scribes: The Origins and Development of Writing in China
Adam Smith, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University

 


October 11

Noon-4:30

Family Program

Zooarchaeology Laboratory Open House

Free with Peabody Museum admission.


October 13

5:30 pm

Lecture 

The Origins and Development of the Cuneiform Script
Benjamin John Studevent-Hickman, Near Eastern Languages
and Civilizations, Harvard University

 


October 16

1-4:00 pm

Family Program

Archaeological Illustration

Free with Peabody Museum admission
Advance registration required and space is limited.


November 2

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos

Family Event, 3–5 pm
Fiesta, 6–8:30 pm
Food, music, and altars.
Tickets required (available October 12)


November 18

5:30 pm

Yenching Institute

2 Divinity Ave.

Lecture

Art as Writing: The Magic of Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Peter Der Manuelian, Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology, Harvard University
 


November 20
Noon-4 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday
Free with Peabody Museum admission.


December 2

5:30 pm

Lecture

The Alphabet: Its Origins and Early History
Peter Machinist, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages, Divinity School, Harvard University
 


December 4

9:00 am-5:00 pm

New England Native Crafts Show and Sale

For more information call the Harvard University Native American Program at 617-495-4923


December 18
Noon-4 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday
Free with Peabody Museum admission.

 

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