Tree of Life.A reproduction of the first-known sketch by Charles Darwin of an evolutionary tree describing the relationships among groups of organisms.The image was featured in Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker.The exhibition ran from November 19, 2005, through August 20, 2006, at theContinue Reading

Ana O’Keefe, Studio Art Major, Anthropology Minor, Senior undergraduate, NYU, Indigenous Motivations: Recent Acquisitions from the National Museum of the American Indian Native Guatemalan, Juanita Velasco’s request that, “We must always remember our culture, language, and clothing so they will continue,” is explored through works in the current exhibit atContinue Reading

Amanda Thai, Junior undergraduate majoring in Anthropology and Gender Studies, NYU. Coaxing the Spirits to Dance is an exhibition of Papuan Gulf art displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is ensconced in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas gallery on the first floor, as aContinue Reading

Gabrielle Berlinger, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University and editorial assistant, Museum Anthropology With the close of Chinese year of the pig (2007), the Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) will also close its exhibition galleries on the 2nd floor of a retired, century-old school building. It willContinue Reading

Larissa Hjorth, Games and Digital Art at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. 1. Snapshots: Portrait of the mobile explores the ways in which we imbue mobile technology as an extension of ourselves; both in terms of self-expression and self-identification but also as an object inflected by the particularities of the socio-cultural.Continue Reading

The Couch: Thinking in Repose, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria, Exhibition Review 5 May – 5 November 2006 Martina Grunewald, PhD candidate in Design History and Material Culture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna On Sunday, 5 November 2006, the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna closed the doors to “The Couch:Continue Reading