Booth at Winston-Salem Symphony Ignite Family Series: Worldwide Playlist

February 5, 1:45-2:45pm

Visit the Lam Museum’s booth before the 3pm show to see instruments from around the world and make your own. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Students playing instruments

The Bioarchaeology of Rare Disease: A Framework for Considering Disability and Lived Experiences in the Past

February 10, 4pm

This Department of Anthropology lecture will take place in the ZSR Library Auditorium.

Dr. Aviva Cormier, Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College, will present an interpretive framework that steps beyond the differential diagnosis of a rare disease and towards an understanding of the individuals’ mobility or activity limitations, engaging with the resulting social limitations that impact their identities and experiences. With this new focus, researchers can uncover universal and longstanding experiences of disease and disability, highlighting how anyone and everyone experiences at least momentary limitations during their lives, and thus effectively humanize modern marginalized communities. This framework also integrates considerations of the modern rare disease health movement, allowing us to further consider the impact of disease on life experiences, advance contemporary perspectives on impairment and disability, and raise awareness about rare diseases in the past and today. Content warning: This presentation includes images of human remains. This event is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Disability Studies Initiative.

Bunkers and Museums: Demilitarizing Art in South Korea

February 16, 6pm

In celebration of Anthropology Day, new Wake Forest Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Timothy Gitzen will speak about his research in South Korea. Located mere feet from the busy Yeouido Bus Transfer Center, the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) Bunker is a former military bunker from 1970s authoritarian South Korea that now showcases changing art exhibits. Debuting in November 2019, Paju (by artist Kim Seung Rea) features a series of paintings and statues capturing life in the town of Paju in the Geyeonggi Province near the border of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea. In this presentation, Dr. Gitzen will explore the exhibit, bunker, and implications of this demilitarizing exhibit inside this militarized infrastructure. Admission is free.

Paju Art Exhibit

Human Evolution Exhibit Opens

February 21

A new edition of the recurring exhibit Human Evolution: Hot Topics in Paleoanthropology opens. It will be on display through January 27, 2024.


Anthropology of Fashion Open House

March 18, 1-4pm

Join us as we explore the textiles and techniques used to make clothing around the world!  Offered in conjunction with the exhibit New at the Lam: Recent Acquisitions, which features clothing from Saudi Arabia, Albania, and Mexico, this event will include fabric-related crafts and hands-on opportunities for all ages. Visitors are invited to wear clothing that has cultural meaning to them. Admission is free.

Fabric Samples

Dalit Exhibit Opens

March 21

Dalit Rights and Dignity: Past, Present and Future opens. It will be on display through March 2, 2024.

Closed for Easter

April 8

The Museum will be closed for Easter on Saturday, April 8.

Closed for Memorial Day

May 27-29

The Museum will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.