The Magic of Java


Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave.

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Special Event (all ages). Free and open to the public. Small charge for coffee tasting. 
Hours: 9 AM-5 PM, every day
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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 musicologist Hayley Fenn and theater director Mitchell Polonsky. Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, play the instruments, and sample coffee from the islands of Indonesia.  

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.