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
08/10/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, August 10
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
08/11/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, August 11
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
08/12/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, August 12
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
08/13/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, August 13
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
08/14/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, August 14
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
08/15/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, August 15
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
08/16/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, August 16
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
08/17/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, August 17
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
08/18/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, August 18
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Pacific Peoples
08/19/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, August 19
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 69 more times through Oct 27

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

August 10, Monday 10:00AM
August 11, Tuesday 10:00AM
August 12, Wednesday 10:00AM
August 13, Thursday 10:00AM
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