Events that began in 2015

Haffenreffer Museum closed for new exhibit installation - open February 2

Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:00am - Sunday, January 31, 2016 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will be closed from December 24 through January 26 while we change out exhibits. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, February 2. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Haffenreffer Museum will be closing at 12:50 today

Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will be closing at 12:50 p.m. today. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Lunch with the Scholars who “Uncovered Ancient Egypt” - Dr. Kathryn Howley

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are proud to present a series of short lunchtime talks featuring the researchers highlighted in the exhibit Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies. The exhibit invites visitors to step behind the scenes with Brown’s researchers in Egyptology, archaeology, medicine, and materials science. Together these researchers have used modern technologies to discover how the objects in Brown’s ancient Egyptian collections were made and used thousands of years ago.

Haffenreffer Museum closed for Thanksgiving weekend - 11/25 to 11/30

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:00am - Monday, November 30, 2015 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend beginning on Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, December 1. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving break.

Haffenreffer Museum open during Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks ...

Jessica Metcalfe - More than Just a Trend: Beyond Buckskin and Native American Fashion

Thursday, November 12, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Building for Environmental Research & Teaching (BERT), Room 130

Stemming from enduring appropriation of Indigenous material culture, Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), will speak about how her blog Beyond Buckskin applied creative entrepreneurship as a platform to address local and global social issues. Dr. Metcalfe is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a Ph.D. in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona.

Lunch with the Scholars who “Uncovered Ancient Egypt” - Dr. Miriam Müller

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are proud to present a series of short lunchtime talks featuring the researchers highlighted in the exhibit Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies. The exhibit invites visitors to step behind the scenes with Brown’s researchers in Egyptology, archaeology, medicine, and materials science. Together these researchers have used modern technologies to discover how the objects in Brown’s ancient Egyptian collections were made and used thousands of years ago.

Parting Reflections on the 250th Exhibit, In Deo Speramus:The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

Join William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology and curator of this installation, for one last look at "In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University" before it is de-installed in December. The symbols and ceremonies of Brown University embody its unique history, values, and identity. Many of these symbols, such as the shield that rises above the Van Wickle Gate, are emblazoned in architecture. Others, including the Alma Mater, are made material in song. Brown’s mascot, the Bear, animates campus spirit on the athletic field and beyond.

Doug and Wanni Anderson - Eskimo Life at the Dawn of European Contact: Clues from Northwest Alaska

Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

Inupiat Eskimo of Northwest Alaska first encountered European explorers in 1816, when a Russian expedition arrived in Kotzebue Sound. But archaeological research shows that European and Asian trade goods like beads and metal tools were already present in the region.

Gloria O'Neill - Storytelling for the Next Generation: Harnessing the Power of Video Games to Share and Celebrate Cultures

Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Presented by Gloria O’Neill, President and CEO, Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Lunch with the Scholars who “Uncovered Ancient Egypt” - Dr. James P. Allen

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are proud to present a series of short lunchtime talks featuring the researchers highlighted in the exhibit Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies. The exhibit invites visitors to step behind the scenes with Brown’s researchers in Egyptology, archaeology, medicine, and materials science. Together these researchers have used modern technologies to discover how the objects in Brown’s ancient Egyptian collections were made and used thousands of years ago.

Explore the Haffenreffer Museum at Brown University

Saturday, October 17, 2015 11:00am - 2:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
Student docents from the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group will be at the Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to answer your questions within the Museum's exhibitions featuring "Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Craft, Modern Technologies" and "In ...

Haffenreffer Museum open during Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, October 15, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks ...

Carla Sinopoli - Exploring the Collections: An Anthropologist in the University Museum Storeroom - Jane Powell Dwyer Lecture

Thursday, October 08, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Anthropologist are explorers. We travel to exotic locales to excavate ancient ruins or learn from indigenous communities. Many of the materials gathered in our research are now in the storerooms and laboratories of University museums. In this talk, Carla Sinopoli (University of Michigan), opens the storerooms of the remarkable Asian collections of the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology to discuss how archaeological and ethnographic collections made at the start of the last century continue to be of value today. Dr.

Celebratory Reception for Exhibit - Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies

Thursday, October 01, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology's newest exhibit invites you to step behind the scenes with Brown's researchers in Egyptology, archaeology, medicine, and materials science. Together they have used modern technologies to discover how the objects ...

To Search: Investigations of the Virtual and Material Lives of Objects - Symposium

Friday, September 25, 2015 1:00pm - Saturday, September 26, 2015 4:00pm
>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Presented by RISD Museum and Haffenreffer Museum

How do objects circulate across physical and digital landscapes and how does this movement affect their status? Do we search differently with objects in the humanities and social sciences? How do we discover, attend to, and channel the network of ideas they help generate?

CSREA Fall Welcome Reception + Native Re-Appropriations Exhibit Opening

Monday, September 21, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Floor 3R
Please join us for a celebration of the Fall Semester and opening of CSREA's 2015-2016 art exhibit "Native Re-Appropriations: Contemporary Indigenous Artists".
About the Exhibit:
The prevailing images that we see of Native Americans ...

Haffenreffer Museum open during Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks ...

Haffenreffer Museum open during Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, August 20, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks ...

Haffenreffer Museum open during Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, July 16, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks ...

Haffenreffer Museum Closed for July 4th Holiday Weekend

Friday, July 03, 2015 10:00am - Sunday, July 05, 2015 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will be closed for the duration of the July 4th holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m.

Haffenreffer Museum open during Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, June 18, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks, is called Gallery Night Providence. Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to 23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:20 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 7pm.

Haffenreffer Museum closed during exhibit installation

Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:00am - Monday, June 15, 2015 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum will be closed during exhibit installation through Friday, June 12. We will re-open on Tuesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Haffenreffer Museum Closed for Exhibit Installation

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:25am - 4:25pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum will be closed from Tuesday, May 26 through Wednesday, June 10 for exhibit installation. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please join us when we re-open to see our new exhibit demonstrating the use of digital technology to explore ancient Egypt.

Haffenreffer Museum Closed for Exhibit Installation

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:00am - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
The Haffenreffer Museum will be closed from Tuesday, May 26 through Wednesday, June 10 for exhibit installation. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please join us when we re-open to see our new exhibit demonstrating the use of digital technology to ...

Curator's Tour of In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University

Saturday, May 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology and curator of this installation, will lead a tour of the Haffenreffer Museum’s latest exhibit celebrating Brown’s 250th anniversary. The exhibit takes an anthropological look at The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University and features archives and objects, such as the President’s robe, cap, and chain, that are not typically available for close viewing.

Haffenreffer Museum open during Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks, is called Gallery Night Providence. Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to 23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:20 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 7pm.

Dolores Purdy Corcoran, Richard Pearce, and Barbara Hail - Women and Ledger Art

Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
List Art Building, Room 120

In the 19th century Plains Indian warriors told stories of their heroic deeds by drawing them on pages of a ledger book. In the last forty years this form has been adapted by Native women artists to tell stories of women's lives of the past and present. Author Richard Pearce explores the history of this new form in his book Women and Ledger Art: Four Contemporary Native American Artists. In this program he will be joined in discussion by scholar Barbara A.

Haffenreffer Museum open during Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks, is called Gallery Night Providence. Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to 23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:20 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 7pm.

Preston Singletary - "(A) yáx áwé daa yoo tuxaatánk: This is How I'm Thinking About It" - Barbara Greenwald Memorial Arts Program

Thursday, April 02, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Preston Singletary's work with glass challenges the notion that indigenous artists are only best when traditional materials are used. He has helped advocate on the behalf of all indigenous peoples through his art, connecting ancient Native styles to current modern art movements.  His artistic style continues to evolve and develop, keeping the work fresh and relevant while pushing the boundaries of the material. Hear him speak about his process, inspiration, and the new direction his work is taking. Sponsored by donors to the Barbara A.

Haffenreffer Museum open during Gallery Night Providence

Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, galleries across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. This free event, which celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks, is called Gallery Night Providence. Gallery Night Providence Tours start from the Regency Plaza at One Regency Plaza and travel to 23 of Providence’s galleries, museums and historic sites.
Guided tours begin at 5:20 and leave every 20 minutes. The final artbus of the evening leaves at 7pm.

New Student Docent Program at the Haffenreffer Museum

Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall
The Haffenreffer Museum is initializing a student docent program. Docents lead tours and activities for individuals and groups of all ages in the Museum. We will have our initial meeting on Thursday, March 19 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. We will begin ...

Ruth Phillips - Aesthetic Primitivism Revisited: How the Love of Primitive Art Gave Rise to Indigenous Modernisms - Jane Powell Dwyer Lecture

Thursday, March 12, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

This talk, given by Ruth Phillips, Carleton University, re-examines the critical role played by the taste for primitive art in the emergence of contemporary Indigenous artistic modernisms in Australia and Canada. Using the examples of expatriate German anthropologist Leonhard Adam-- author of the widely read 1940 Penguin Primitive Art-- and the Austrian-born artist George Swinton-- influential promoter of modern Inuit sculpture-- it traces the evolution of their thinking as they came to understand the modernity of the Australian aborigines and Canadian Inuit whose arts they admired.

Haffenreffer Museum Student Group Meeting

Thursday, March 05, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sayles Hall, Room 104
The Haffenreffer Museum Student Group is having its first major meeting of the semester in Sayles 104 at 6pm on Thursday, March 5. This semester, the group plans to take field trips to museums in the Providence and Boston areas, give members the opportunity ...

Jaune Quick-to-see Smith - A survey of contemporary Native American art - Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
List Art Building, Room 120

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is a Native American contemporary artist and a member of the Flathead Nation.  She will present an overview of Native art today that looks at new media such as installation, performance, photography as well as artists who are trained in painting, sculpture and clay with a Native ideology.  She will also present a short history of her work that entails over forty years of engagement in art.  Sponsored by donors to the Barbara A. and Edward G. Hail Lecture and the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.

Closed due to snow

Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum is closed today due to the snow storm. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Haffenreffer Museum closed today

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum is closed today. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Haffenreffer Museum closed due to storm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The Haffenreffer Museum (and Brown University) is closed on Tuesday due to the blizzard. Thank you.