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
04/01/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, April 01
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
04/02/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, April 02
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
04/03/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, April 03
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
04/04/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, April 04
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
04/05/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, April 05
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
04/06/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, April 06
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
04/07/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, April 07
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
04/08/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, April 08
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
04/09/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, April 09
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
04/10/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, April 10
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 70 more times through Jun 19

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

April 1, Wednesday 10:00AM
April 2, Thursday 10:00AM
April 3, Friday 10:00AM
April 4, Saturday 10:00AM
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