anthropology

Anthropology

Where Fact and Fiction Meet: LA’s Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Cabinet of Curiosities
April 21, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

I have two lives. At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, I’m a science blogger, but in my art life, I’m an aspiring novelist. Occasionally, I have the privilege of embarking on a literary pilgrimage to a city I’ve never been to, in the most recent case, Los Angeles, where I attended the AWP writer’s […]

Doing American History Wrong: How I Won at Independence Hall
March 17, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia. Everyone else was hot and bothered to see the birthplace of American democracy. I was excited to see the science museums: The Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Science, The Mutter and Independence Hall. (You read right on that last one.  Keep going…) Next month, April […]

La Virgen de Guadalupe appears in Houston this weekend in a spectacular new exhibition
December 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Quilts. Statues. Blankets. Street art. Devotional candles. Tattoos. In the Americas, you can find the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe almost anywhere, in any form. Her image represents not only a great miracle but the identity of a nation of believers. And this weekend you can trace the story back to its origins—only at […]

A Symbol of Culture: Francs Guinéens Paint a Picture of Life in Guinea
November 10, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

by Kaylee Gund During a recent visit to the Museum’s offsite collections storage, one carving in particular caught my eye — the Nimba (D’mba). After living in Guinea for over a year, I immediately honed in on the familiar polished wood of the Nimba among the other West African pieces. The Nimba is a symbol […]



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