Aaron Glass

Adult Perspectives

The Story Box:  Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology

Aaron Glass, Ph.D.

Please note: This program takes place across the street from SAJ, at Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18th West 86th st.

TCC member Aaron Glass has curated an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, that explores the hidden histories and complex legacies of one of the most influential books in the field of anthropology, Franz Boas’s “The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians” (1897).

Boas is considered the “father of American anthropology,” and in this guided exhibit tour, Aaron will discuss how Boas’s identity as a secular Jewish-German immigrant shaped his influential concept of culture.

Focusing on Boas’ work with his indigenous co-author, George Hunt, among the Kwakwaka’wakw people of British Columbia, the exhibition—guest designed by artist Corrine Hunt, Hunt’s great-granddaughter—features ceremonial objects as well as rare archival photographs, manuscripts, and drawings that shed new light on the book and advance understanding of the ongoing cultural traditions it documents.

People are welcome to meet at SAJ prior to 3:30, or at the programs’ location at 18 West 86th St.

For more information on the exhibit, please visit: https://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/exhibitions/88/the-story-box

TCC member Aaron Glass has curated this exhibition which explores the hidden histories and complex legacies of one of the most influential books in the field of anthropology, Franz Boas’ The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians (1897).  Boas is considered the “father of anthropology”.

Focusing on Boas’ work with his indigenous co-author, George Hunt, among the Kwakwaka’wakw people of British Columbia, the exhibition—guest designed by artist Corrine Hunt, Hunt’s great-granddaughter—features ceremonial objects as well as rare archival photographs, manuscripts, and drawings that shed new light on the book and advance understanding of the ongoing cultural traditions it documents.

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Date

Mar 10 2019

Time

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Location

SAJ
15 West 86th St. New York, NY