Hall of Pacific Peoples

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

The renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978) worked in the Museum's Anthropology Department from 1926 until her death. Through her groundbreaking expeditions to Samoa, New Guinea, and Bali, Mead brought anthropological work into the public c... more

The renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978) worked in the Museum's Anthropology Department from 1926 until her death. Through her groundbreaking expeditions to Samoa, New Guinea, and Bali, Mead brought anthropological work into the public consciousness. Her studies provide the foundation for the Hall of Pacific Peoples, which reflects a remarkable geographic and cultural diversity. The Hall explores the cultures of the South Pacific islands, which range from tiny stretches of land to the island continent of Australia and include Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. Highlights include a display of elaborately painted and adorned dance masks from Northern New Ireland, part of Papua New Guinea. Made of wood and bark fibers, the masks represent specific spirits and are used in traditional dance ceremonies. Also on view are intricately detailed shadow puppets from Java. Originating in the 11th century, Javanese puppet theater is used as an educational tool to communicate information about religious tenets, moral codes, history, and myths.


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Hall of Pacific Peoples

Hall of Pacific Peoples
10/29/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, October 29
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
10/30/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, October 30
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
10/31/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, October 31
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
11/01/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, November 01
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
11/02/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, November 02
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
11/03/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, November 03
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
11/04/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, November 04
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
11/05/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, November 05
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
11/06/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, November 06
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
11/07/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, November 07
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 70 more times through Jan 16

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

October 29, Thursday 10:00AM
October 30, Friday 10:00AM
October 31, Saturday 10:00AM
November 1, Sunday 10:00AM
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