Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community. Come dressed as a catrina or a catrín and participate in the costume contest at 7:00 pm.
Houghton celebrates what would have been the collector Julio Santo Domingo’s 60th birthday with an in-depth look at his creation, the LSD Library, from one student’s perspective. Birthday cake will be served!
Level 1, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.
We Just Fit, You and Iiis a group exhibition that probes the boundaries between bodies and architecture. Featuring Michelle Lopez, Sondra Perry, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Michael E. Smith, each artist looks to contemporary technology, unexpected material behavior, and architecture as primary means by which to re-articulate the human form.
Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) African American Student Union Dates: Friday, October 6, 4–8 PM; Saturday, October 7, 8:45 AM–9 PM; Sunday, October 8, 9 AM-1:30 PM Get tickets More information: visit the conference website
Various locations across campus (registration table on The Plaza)
“The arts represent an impulse to question and to create, an impulse that has sparked centuries of inquiry and progress and learning.” —Drew Gilpin Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University
Internationally acclaimed dramatist, social critic, and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka is an avid collector of African artworks including those from his home country of Nigeria. The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center in Harvard Square will feature two dozen of these hand-selected pieces in WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place.