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Celebrating Day of the Dead

An annual tradition for more than 20 years, the Lam Museum’s Day of the Dead exhibit is bigger and better than ever this year.  Occupying the central gallery, Life after Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico, will be on display through December 9. Día de Muertos is celebrated in Mexico over several days coinciding with […]

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Blockchain Project Featured in Wake Forest Magazine

News of the World Behold the humble Fijian dish bearing tidings from Polynesia, an explorer’s ship, a ‘Disneyland’ museum circa mid-1700s and a Wake Forest bet on the future.BY CAROL L. HANNER In the mid-1700s, an artist on an unknown island in Fiji intricately carves a piece of wood into a shallow dish, the shape inspired […]

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Recent Donations Enhance Latin American Collections

The Lam Museum recently accepted two large donations of artifacts that will significantly augment our Latin American permanent collection, as well as add to our education collection which is used to provide hands-on learning opportunities for K-12 students. Dr. Tim Wallace, a retired associate professor and applied anthropologist in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology […]

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Exhibits Highlight WFU Student Research

The Lam Museum’s newest exhibit, Guī Shù Gǎn: Between Belonging and Isolation in the WFU Chinese Community, was curated by senior sociology major Hex Li (’22).  归属感 (Guī Shù Gǎn) roughly translates to “Sense of Belonging” in English. The exhibit examines how Chinese international students at Wake Forest experience connection, belonging, and isolation, and how […]

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Exhibit of Hopi Arts to Open in February

The Lam Museum is excited to present Living Arts of the Hopi, a new exhibit on view from February 15 to December 9. The Hopi Tribe of northeastern Arizona have artistic traditions that are hundreds of years old.  The objects featured in this exhibit show the variety of arts that have been, and are still, […]

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Spring Semester Event Protocols

Wake Forest University has instituted new COVID protocols for in-person campus events.  Until further notice, we will require visitors attending events at the Museum to follow these rules. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. Proof of vaccination and booster shot, or a negative test result must be presented for entry. PCR and rapid […]

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