Haffenreffer Museum Past Events

Past 12 months of Events

  • Artist Talk by Mateo Romero - Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture Download Artist Talk by Mateo Romero - Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture to my desktop calendar

    April 17, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Artist Talk by Mateo Romero - Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture Contemporary Pueblo painter Mateo Romero was born and raised in Berkeley, California. Although his cultural background is an urban one, through his father Santiago Romero and his connection to their Southern Keresan Cochiti people, this experience includes much of the Rio Grande Pueblo world as well. Mateo attended Dartmouth College and studied with acclaimed artists Ben Frank Moss and Varujan Boghosian. He received an MFA in printmaking from the University of New Mexico. Mateo is an award-winning artist who has exhibited internationally in Canada and in the United States. He is currently a Dubin Fellow in painting at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, NM, and paints in his studio in Santa Fe and lives in Pojoaque Pueblo with his wife, Melissa, and their children Erik, Povi, and Rain. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and donors to the Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture Fund. http://www.mateoromerostudio.com http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer List Art Building, Room 120 Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, Departments, Lectures
  • "Inventing Tradition" - Lecture by Dr. Jane Lancaster Download "Inventing Tradition" - Lecture by Dr. Jane Lancaster to my desktop calendar

    April 15, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM When Brown students conduct a campus tour they pass on Brown traditions, some of which have a long and honorable history, while others are of more recent (and dubious) origin. Jane Lancaster, who is completing the first full-length history of Brown since 1914, will talk about the origins of some Brown traditions, including a few that have disappeared, and the purposes they serve in creating community among the thirteen thousand people who currently work at or study at Brown, and the many more thousands of alumni who have passed through (the symbolic and traditional—but since when?) Van Wickle Gates. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Salomon Center, Room 001 Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Pre-Law, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, Departments, Lectures
  • "An Old Art Form for New Occasions: Tlingit Totem Poles at the Dawn of the New Millennium" - Shepard Krech III Lecture by Dr. Sergei Kan Download "An Old Art Form for New Occasions:  Tlingit Totem Poles at the Dawn of the New Millennium" - Shepard Krech III Lecture by Dr. Sergei Kan to my desktop calendar

    April 10, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Until fairly recently totem poles carved and raised by the Tlingit people of Southeast Alaska were used mainly to depict the heraldic crests of the matrilineal kinship groups. Some poles stood in front of the large lineage-owned winter houses or inside of them, serving as corner posts. Other poles contained the cremated remains of the leaders and prominent members of the group whose crest they bore, or simply memorialized them. In the last decades, however, Tlingit carvers have been creating poles that reflect the new identities and experiences of their people. Drawing on his own ethnographic research and published sources, Sergei Kan (Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies, Dartmouth College) will speak about a number of these new poles, including those carved by his friend George J. Bennett in memory of Southeast Alaska Native Veterans and the Wellbriety Pole carved by Wayne Price for the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. The ceremonies of raising these poles will also be discussed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and donors to the Shepard Krech III Lecture fund. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Salomon Center, Room 001 Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, Departments, Lectures
  • "Indian (Art) Hating on Campus: Heap of Birds at the University of Illinois" lecture by Dr. Robert Warrior Download "Indian (Art) Hating on Campus: Heap of Birds at the University of Illinois" lecture by Dr. Robert Warrior to my desktop calendar

    April 7, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM As the final lecture in the Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown (NAISAB) series, Robert Warrior (Osage), professor of American Indian Studies, English and History at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) will give a talk about the struggle and the violence that has surrounded the movement to replace the University's Indian mascot, including the attack on the installation of contemporary artist Edgar Heap of Birds. This lecture is sponsored by the CV Starr Lectureship. Salomon Center, Room 001 Haffenreffer Museum, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: History, AmericanStudies, Departments, Lectures
  • "Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century" - Lecture by Dr. Richard M. Leventhal Download "Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century"  -  Lecture by Dr. Richard M. Leventhal to my desktop calendar

    March 31, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM What would people in the United States say if one day we woke up and found that the Liberty Bell had been stolen and was in a museum in another country? And, when asked to return this symbol of our country, the museum replied that it would be better cared for in their museum and therefore they would not return it. Does this sound outrageous? Stories similar to this can be found throughout the world. Global heritage is slowly being looted from archaeological sites and off the walls of churches and museums to feed the ever-growing appetite of collectors and museums from wealthy countries. As countries throughout the world are becoming more focused on preserving their heritage and their past, what will collectors and museums in the United States be like in the future? Richard M. Leventhal, University of Pennsylvania, will share his view in this engaging lecture. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Salomon Center, Room 001 Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, Departments, Lectures
  • In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University Download In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University to my desktop calendar

    March 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Please see listing at 5:00pm on Friday, March 7th for a full description. http://brown.edu/Facilities/Haffenreffer/index.html Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Haffenreffer Museum, Brown250, Departments, Exhibits, Arts and Entertainment
  • Curator’s Tour of In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University Download Curator’s Tour of In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University to my desktop calendar

    March 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology and curator of this exhibit, will lead a tour of the Haffenreffer Museum's latest exhibit celebrating Brown's 250th anniversary. The exhibit features archives and objects, such as the president's robe, cap, and chain, that are not typically available for close viewing. Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Haffenreffer Museum, Brown250, Departments, Exhibits, Arts and Entertainment
  • In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University Download In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University to my desktop calendar

    March 7, 2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM The symbols and ceremonies of Brown University embody its unique history, values, and identity. These symbols and ceremonies establish solidarity within Brown’s community and transcend its campus to make connections to the wider social spheres of which Brown is a part. On the occasion of the University’s 250th anniversary, this exhibit assembles Brown’s symbols so that we may see and hear what they have to say. http://brown.edu/Facilities/Haffenreffer/index.html Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Haffenreffer Museum, University Dates, Brown250, Departments, Exhibits, Arts and Entertainment
  • "Culture in Context: The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology" - Lecture by Dr. Robert Preucel Download "Culture in Context: The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology"  - Lecture by Dr. Robert Preucel to my desktop calendar

    February 12, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM The Haffenreffer Museum originated with the private collection of Rudolf F. Haffenreffer II, who founded the Museum in the early 20th century on the Mount Hope Grant in Bristol. Dr. Preucel, Director of the Museum and Professor of Anthropology at Brown University, will provide an overview of the history of the Museum and will discuss its collections, exhibitions and research. Located at the Mount Hope Farm barn, 250 Metacom Ave, Bristol. $5 for non-members of the Farm. Sponsored by Mount Hope Farm. (Snow day 2/19). http://www.mounthopefarmri.com/about-the-farm/news/ http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer >> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Lectures
  • "Two-Spirit Imaginings of Decolonized Futures" lecture by Cherokee scholar Qwo-Li Driskill Download "Two-Spirit Imaginings of Decolonized Futures" lecture by Cherokee scholar Qwo-Li Driskill to my desktop calendar

    February 3, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Qwo-Li Driskill, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, will be delivering a lecture titled "Two-Spirit Imaginings of Decolonized Futures" as part of the year-long Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown (NAISAB) lecture series, sponsored by the CV Starr Lectureship Smith-Buonanno, Room 106 Haffenreffer Museum, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, AmericanStudies, Departments, Lectures
  • Indigenous Performance in the Americas Download Indigenous Performance in the Americas to my desktop calendar

    December 5, 2013 5:30 PM - December 8, 2013 6:30 PM Organized by Paja Faudree (Anthropology) and Joshua Tucker (Music): Three days of events with leading scholars and practitioners of indigenous performance, beginning with a talk by William Yellow Robe Jr. on December 5 (Salomon Centger). Central conference to be held on Dec. 6 (Pembroke Hall), with a storytelling workshop (Lyman Hall) and a reading (Brown Bookstore) by Murielle Borst-Tarant on December 7. For further information contact Joshua Tucker (joshua_tucker@brown.edu) or Paja Faudree (paja_faudree@brown.edu) Pembroke Hall, Room 305 Haffenreffer Museum, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: Anthropology, Symposium, Departments, Lectures, Readings, Conferences, Arts and Entertainment
  • Native American Tribal Theatre -- Barbara Greenwald Memorial Arts Program Download Native American Tribal Theatre -- Barbara Greenwald Memorial Arts Program to my desktop calendar

    December 5, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Native American Tribal Theatre -- Barbara Greenwald Memorial Arts Program Join William Yellow Robe, Jr. (University of Maine) as he discusses the new realities of producing and creating a new relationship between a colonial art medium and Indigenous Tribal nations as seen through the perception of a working Native Tribal playwright, director and actor. William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. is an enrolled member of the Assiniboine Tribe from the Fort Peck Indian reservation located in northeastern Montana. William has a body of work that includes numerous poems and short stories, and over fifty plays. He has two new plays a one-act play and a full-length play. “Sacagawea; Bird Woman” was produced last year by Urban stages in New York City. A new full-length play, “Wood Bones,” was presented as staged readings at the Playwrights Horizons theaters and Lark Development Center in New York, New York and received a full production May, 2013, in NYC. He is a member of AmerIndia, The Ensemble Studio Theater, Penumbra Theater, and Board of Advisors for Red Eagle Soaring. He is a Libra Professor in the English Department at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, and a Faculty Affiliate in the Creative Writing Department, at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. Sponsored by donors to the Barbara Greenwald Memorial Arts Program and planned in partnership with 2013-2014 Big Read in Rhode Island, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, hosted in 2013-2014 in Rhode Island by the Tomaquag Museum. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Smith-Buonanno, Room 106 Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Lectures, Arts and Entertainment, Theater
  • BIG READ: Roundtable Discussion of Louise Erdrich's "Love Medicine" Download BIG READ:  Roundtable Discussion of Louise Erdrich's "Love Medicine" to my desktop calendar

    November 19, 2013 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM BIG READ:  Roundtable Discussion of Louise Erdrich's Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with the Native Heritage Series at Brown and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will host a Round Table Discussion. The Round Table discussion will be held at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center Underground with Indigenous educators, elders, and activists to discuss the themes of Louise Erdrich’s, “Love Medicine”. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” The Round Table Discussion of this modern classic will be moderated by Dawn Dove, Narragansett elder, oral historian, author and educator. The panelists are Dr. Maria Lawrence, Ramapaugh, RI College professor of education; Lorén Spears, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, educator, artist, and author; Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Mohawk, professor at Brown; Paulla Jennings, Niantic/Narragansett Elder and oral historian. These Indigenous representatives will share their perspectives on the themes of this book and how they connect to their communities. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, The Underground Panel Discussions, Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments
  • Exhibit opening reception--Images of Power: Rulership in the Grasslands of Cameroon Download Exhibit opening reception--Images of Power: Rulership in the Grasslands of Cameroon to my desktop calendar

    November 15, 2013 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM In the northwest grasslands of Cameroon, hundreds of independent kingdoms are ruled by monarchs called fons. These political and spiritual leaders create and administer laws, adjudicate in legal disputes, and act as vessels for the life energy of the kingdom’s ancestors. “Images of Power” draws upon the Haffenreffer Museum’s rich Cameroonian collections to examine the decorative arts of the fon’s palace. From the stools on which he sits, to his drinking gourds, to the frames of the palace windows, every image and symbol serves to extol his power and prestige. Come learn how, despite the disruption of colonial and globalizing forces, potent traditional symbols like the fierce leopard and wise spider continue to empower modern kings. This exhibit was curated by the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group, and opens November 15th. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, Departments, Exhibits, Receptions, Arts and Entertainment, Other Events
  • What Happens in a Museum? Exhibits, Display Strategies and Visitor Engagements Download What Happens in a Museum? Exhibits, Display Strategies and Visitor Engagements to my desktop calendar

    November 7, 2013 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM What Happens in a Museum? Exhibits, Display Strategies and Visitor Engagements Museums are places where people engage with a variety of objects organized into displays, and through them, with aspects of the past and the present, with the familiar and the foreign. But do these visitors understand and engage with those displays in the ways that were intended by museum professionals? They encounter museum exhibits not in isolation but in conjunction with already formed views of the world; in the process, Dr. Praveena Gullapalli (Rhode Island College) argues, they remake the nature of those same exhibits. Accounting for such re-makings and investigating their implications leads to a more nuanced understanding of what happens in museums. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Salomon Center, Room 001 Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, Departments, Lectures
  • Curator's Tour of "The Spririt of the Thing Given" Exhibit Download Curator's Tour of "The Spririt of the Thing Given" Exhibit to my desktop calendar

    October 19, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Curator's Tour of "The Spirit of the Thing Given" celebrates the many gifts of Dwight B. Heath, emeritus professor of anthropology, and his wife, Anna Cooper.Heath, to the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology over the course of more than half a century. Describing themselves more as hunters and gatherers of the material world than as "collectors," the Heaths have added collections to the museum that reflect their lifetime of research together, document their passion for museums, celebrate their joy in the presence of things, and reveal their diligent pursuit of pieces that add depth and breadth to the Museum's holdings. Bringing together pieces from Bolivia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Africa, and elsewhere, "The Spirit of the Thing Given" examines the ways in which collections are built and used in the university museum, the research and projects through which they are generated, and the ways those legacies - material and intellectual - serve the University and the community as sources of inspiration for generations to come. Curator Thierry Gentis will lead a tour of this exhibit. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Audience, Parents, FamilyWeekend, Departments, Exhibits, Arts and Entertainment, Other Events
  • Digital Magic in Ancient Egypt Download Digital Magic in Ancient Egypt to my desktop calendar

    October 19, 2013 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Digital Magic in Ancient Egypt Watch as Jen Thum, an Egyptologist and graduate student at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, performs Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) on an Old Kingdom limestone relief. RTI is a method of photographic analysis that allows us to see minute features on an object through changes in vectors of light. RTI works by capturing data from a series of pictures with different lighting situations, and combining them in a viewing software (provided by Cultural Heritage Imaging). When photos of an object are inputted into this software, the user can move the light around--as if shining a flashlight anywhere he or she wants on the object--in order to see details of depth, surface texture, and even layers of paint. For a video showing this process with a Medieval manuscript, see here (https://vimeo.com/30213656). The relief block Jen is examining is badly damaged, but figures of men carrying goods, as well as some text, can already be seen here and there with the naked eye. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Audience, Parents, FamilyWeekend, Departments, Other, Other Events
  • New Perspectives on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 Download New Perspectives on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 to my desktop calendar

    October 19, 2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM New Perspectives on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 The Pueblo Revolt era was a transformative period in the history of the American Southwest. Political alliances, population movements and warfare took place on a scale never before seen as Pueblo Indian peoples joined together to resist the Spanish empire. Join the Haffenreffer Museum's director, Robert Preucel, as he discusses recent archaeological research that is shedding new light on the complex social dynamics of this period. Significantly, this research is being conducted with the participation of the Pueblo communities themselves. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer List Art Building, Room 120 Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, FamilyWeekend, Departments, Lectures, Other Events
  • “Nothing Common about ‘the Commons’: The Settler Colonialism and the Politics of Indigenous Land Dispossession” lecture by Kēhaulani Kauanui Download “Nothing Common about ‘the Commons’: The Settler Colonialism and the Politics of Indigenous Land Dispossession” lecture by Kēhaulani Kauanui to my desktop calendar

    October 9, 2013 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown (NAISAB) will be hosting a year long lecture series. Our first guest is Kēhaulani Kauanui, an Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches on colonialism, Native sovereignty and critical race studies. She earned her PhD in History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2000. Kauanui is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press, 2008), and is currently writing her second book, Thy Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty, a critical study of gender, sexuality, and nationalism. She is one of six co-founders of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, established in 2008, and has also worked as producer and host of a public affairs radio program, “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond,” and an anarchist politics radio show, “Horizontal Power Hour.” Her talk, titled “Nothing Common about ‘the Commons’: The Settler Colonialism and the Politics of Indigenous Land Dispossession” is sponsored by the CV Starr Lectureship Smith-Buonanno, Room 106 Haffenreffer Museum, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: History, AmericanStudies, Departments, Lectures
  • The Invention of African Art--Jane Powell Dwyer Lecture Download The Invention of African Art--Jane Powell Dwyer Lecture to my desktop calendar

    October 3, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM The Invention of African Art--Jane Powell Dwyer Lecture In this illustrated lecture, Christopher Steiner (Connecticut College) explores the history of collecting African art and examines how early patterns of collecting gave rise to the discipline of African art history and the related formation of a rigid canon of authenticity. Steiner discusses how the continuous recirculation of the so-called “masterworks” of African art in museum exhibitions has led to the reproduction of accepted styles in the form of tourist art and neo-traditional copies. Sponsored by donors to the Jane Powell Dwyer Lecture Fund and Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Christopher Steiner is Professor of Art History and Anthropology at Connecticut College. He is the author of African Art in Transit, and co-editor of Unpacking Culture: Art and Commodity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds and Perspectives in Africa: A Reader in Culture, History and Representation. In addition to his ongoing research on the political economy of value and meaning in African art, he is also currently engaged in research and writing on issues of museum censorship and on the history of “outsider” museums in America. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Salomon Center, Room 001 Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Focus on Africa, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Cross-campus academic topics, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Lectures
  • Reading Love Medicine: Beads, Bark, and Books from Ojibwe Country Download Reading Love Medicine: Beads, Bark, and Books from Ojibwe Country to my desktop calendar

    September 27, 2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Reading Love Medicine: Beads, Bark, and Books from Ojibwe Country New exhibit open September 27 - October 24, 2013 Located at Brown University's Rockefeller Library, 10 Prospect St, Providence. See the Library's website for hours. Visitors without Brown ID will be admitted to view the exhibit. Please be prepared to present a valid photo ID and give the exhibit's name. Join us in reading Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine for the 2013-2014 Big Read in Rhode Island, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, hosted in 2013-2014 in Rhode Island by the Tomaquag Museum. This exhibit focuses on stories that can be told about objects from Ojibwe country, such as beaded bandolier bags and birch bark baskets, from the collection of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University. It highlights the role that objects play in establishing and maintaining identity and relationships over time and across space, foregrounding connections among tribes across the woodland regions of North America, and between American Indian and non-Indian communities. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. http://www.NEABigRead.org http://brown.edu/Facilities/Haffenreffer/exhibits-manning/readinglovemedicine.htm Rockefeller Library Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, Departments, Exhibits, Other, Arts and Entertainment, Other Events
  • Exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Download Exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology to my desktop calendar

    May 26, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching museum. A resource across the university, we inspire creative and critical thinking about culture by fostering interdisciplinary understanding of the material world. Come to see the Museum’s exhibits curated by Brown students, faculty, and staff, including CultureLab, a space for hands-on object research. Visit the Museum’s website at brown.edu/Haffenreffer for updated exhibit information. Located in the first floor of Manning Hall. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Seniors, Audience, Parents, Departments, Exhibits, Arts and Entertainment
  • Exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Download Exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology to my desktop calendar

    May 25, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching museum. A resource across the university, we inspire creative and critical thinking about culture by fostering interdisciplinary understanding of the material world. Come to see the Museum’s exhibits curated by Brown students, faculty, and staff, including CultureLab, a space for hands-on object research. Visit the Museum’s website at brown.edu/Haffenreffer for updated exhibit information. Located in the first floor of Manning Hall. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Seniors, Audience, Parents, Departments, Exhibits, Arts and Entertainment
  • Exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Download Exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology to my desktop calendar

    May 24, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibits at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching museum. A resource across the university, we inspire creative and critical thinking about culture by fostering interdisciplinary understanding of the material world. Come to see the Museum’s exhibits curated by Brown students, faculty, and staff, including CultureLab, a space for hands-on object research. Visit the Museum’s website at brown.edu/Haffenreffer for updated exhibit information. Located in the first floor of Manning Hall. http://brown.edu/Haffenreffer Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Seniors, Audience, Parents, Departments, Exhibits, Arts and Entertainment
  • EXHIBIT OPENING: "The Spirit of the Thing Given": The Collections of Dwight B. Heath and Anna Cooper Heath Download EXHIBIT OPENING: "The Spirit of the Thing Given": The Collections of Dwight B. Heath and Anna Cooper Heath to my desktop calendar

    May 24, 2013 - May 26, 2013 all day "The Spirit of the Thing Given" celebrates the many gifts of Dwight B. Heath, emeritus professor of anthropology, and his wife, Anna Cooper Heath, to the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology over the course of more than half a century. Describing themselves more as hunters and gatherers of the material world than as "collectors", the Heaths have added collections to the museum that reflect their lifetime of research together, document their passion for museums, celebrate their joy in the presence of things, and reveal their diligent pursuit of pieces that add depth and breadth to the Museum's holdings. Bringing together pieces from Bolivia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Africa, and elsewhere, "The Spirit of the Thing Given" examines the ways in which collections are built and used in the academic museum, the research and projects through which they are generated, and the ways those legacies - material and intellectual - serve the university and the community as sources of inspiration for generations to come. www.brown.edu/Haffenreffer Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, Audience, Departments, Exhibits, Arts and Entertainment
  • Volcanoes, Gods, and Men: REVEALing a Viking Age Ritual Landscape beneath Iceland’s Interior Download Volcanoes, Gods, and Men: REVEALing a Viking Age Ritual Landscape beneath Iceland’s Interior to my desktop calendar

    April 24, 2013 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Volcanoes, Gods, and Men: REVEALing a Viking Age Ritual Landscape beneath Iceland’s Interior Beneath the earth's surface, at the edge of western Iceland’s inhabitable fringe, are unique and evocative archaeological remains - a house within a cave, a wall with no opening, piles of bones smashed beyond recognition. This unique archaeological site lies inside one of the world's longest lava caves that was named for Surtur, an elemental being Iceland’s Viking Age Norse settlers believed would destroy the world, mankind, and the gods. In 2001, Kevin Smith (the Haffenreffer’s deputy director) and a small Icelandic team documented Surtshellir’s archaeological record for the first time. In August 2012 they returned, using REVEAL – an innovative, program developed at Brown University for archaeological data recording and 3D imaging – to document the unique structures within this cave and to assess their roles within Viking Age and Medieval Icelandic society. This talk reveals REVEAL and examines Surtshellir’s role in mythology, history, folklore and our expanding archaeological understanding of the Viking worldview. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and donors to the Samuel Cate Fund. http://brown.edu/Facilities/Haffenreffer Salomon Center, Room 001 Open to the Public, Haffenreffer Museum, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Parents, Departments, Lectures