Events

Ritual and the Origins of Maya Society

October 10, 6pm

The Indigenous Maya people of modern Mexico and Central America conduct many rituals that can be traced back to ancient Maya practices. For the Lam Museum’s annual recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, new Wake Forest Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Jessica MacLellan, will give an overview of Maya rituals and her research into the roles those activities played in the development of Maya society around 1000 BC – AD 300. She will also address the ways archaeologists are working to make their research more meaningful to descendant Maya communities today. Admission is free.

Day of the Dead Open House

October 29, 11am-4pm

Join us as we celebrate Día de Muertos and the biggest installation ever of our annual exhibit, Life after Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico. There will be fun for all ages with craft activities, live music, and authentic Mexican food available for purchase. Admission is free.

Poetry Reading: Ramson Lomatewama and Lisa Samuels

November 9, 5pm

This event will take place at Hanes Gallery.  This joint reading will feature Hopi poet and artist Ramson Lomatewama and transnational experimental poet Lisa Samuels.  Both Samuels and Lomatewama have published several books of poetry and focus on a sense of language as transformative.  Admission is free.

This event is sponsored by the Lam Museum of Anthropology, Interdisciplinary Arts Center, Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art, and the Kenan Chair in the Humanities.

Lunch & Learn: Hopi Arts

November 10, 12pm

Hopi artist Ramson Lomatewama specializes in glass blowing, katsina carving, and silversmithing. He will speak about how these art forms both connect to the past and move Hopi arts in new directions. Attendees are welcome to bring their own bag lunch, drinks and dessert will be provided. Admission is free.

This event is sponsored by the Lam Museum of Anthropology, Interdisciplinary Arts Center, Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art, and the Kenan Chair in the Humanities.

Indigenous Artists Showcase

November 13, 1pm

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Hopi artist Ramson Lomatewama, along with indigenous artists from the local area will showcase their arts.  The event will include artist demonstrations and hands-on opportunities for visitors.  Admission is free.

This event is sponsored by the Lam Museum of Anthropology, Interdisciplinary Arts Center, Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art, and the Kenan Chair in the Humanities.

Museum Closed for Thanksgiving

November 23-27

The Museum will be closed Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

Museum Closed for Winter Break

December 10 - January 2

The Museum will be closed Saturday, December 10 through Monday, January 2 for Winter Break.