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Hina Matsuri Exhibit Opens

Tuesday, February 16
Hina Matsuri: Doll’s Day in Japan opens.


The Beaded World at Sawtooth School

Saturday, February 20
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Join the MOA staff at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art for this adult/youth workshop.  Learn about the use of beads in cultures around the world, their origins, and the ways they are used to embellish clothing make jewelry and more. Then create your own beads using several different art mediums and explore all the different shapes and uses for unique beads. The fee is $55 per adult/youth pair. Register here.


Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibit Closes

Saturday, February 20
MOA’s Cabinet of Curiosities exhibit closes.


PANEL DISCUSSION: Building Youth Culture Through Media

Tuesday, February 23
From 19th century magazines to today’s Facebook profiles, media plays a crucial role in representing and defining the lives of children across cultures and historical eras.  Dr. Mary Good, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, and Dr. Paul Ringel, Associate Professor of History at High Point University, will use examples from their research as a starting point for an open discussion of the relationships between children and media.  Dr. Ringel has just published Commercializing Childhood: Children’s Magazines, Urban Gentility, and the Ideal of the Child Consumer in the United States 1823-1918. Dr. Good is currently writing a book on morality and digital media in Tonga, and is faculty curator of Childhood: Exploring Youth Culture Around the World, on display now at the MOA.  Admission is free.


Musical Narratives Exhibit Opens

Tuesday, February 16
Musical Narratives of the Southwest Pacific Rim opens.


LECTURE: Re-Becoming Nasca: Cultural Reformation in the Ancient Andes

Wednesday, March 23

The Nasca were a pre-Hispanic society that flourished on the south coast of modern-day Peru around 100 B.C. – A.D. 650.  Known for creating beautiful pottery and intricate geoglyphs etched in the desert floor, Nasca people also experienced sociopolitical collapse and environmental change.  Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wake Forest Dr. Verity Whalen’s archaeological research explores what happened in the wake of these events and how communities redefined what it meant to be Nasca. The lecture will be followed by wine and cheese reception. Admission is free.