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Hungarian Folk Culture through Song and Dance

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Hungarian Folk Culture through Song and Dance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2005

CALENDAR OF EXHIBITIONS and PROGRAMS through December 23, 2005

Media Contacts: Maggie R. Pico Nicole Mullen

     510-642-3683 510-643-7649

     mpico@berkeley.edu nmullen@berkeley.edu

    Where: The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, on Bancroft Way at College Avenue

Hours: Wednesday Saturday, 10:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 12 4:00 p.m. Closed on National and

    University holidays.

    Admission: $4 for adults; $3 for seniors 55 and older; $1 for students age 13 and above; free admission to Museum members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff, children 12 and under; free to all on Thursdays.

    Docent Tours: Offered the first Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the first Sunday of every month at 1 p.m. Spanish language tours and group tours are available by appointment.

    Information: For visitor information call 510-643-7648; for media relations call 510-642-3683.

Web site: http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu

EXHIBITS ON VIEW

From the Maker’s Hand: Selections from the Permanent Collection opens September 8. The exhibit

    explores the range of human ingenuity found in the living and historical cultures of China and Africa and the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Peru, North America, and the Mediterranean.

Tesoros Escondidos: Hidden Treasures from the Mexican Collections through December 23, 2005.

    The 250 treasures on view were chosen especially for their craftsmanship, rarity, age, and sheer beauty. With few exceptions, these artifacts have never before been publicly exhibited. Included are a variety of rare textiles, ceremonial art, and folk art dating from the 17th to 20th century.

    Native Californian Cultures, a permanent exhibit of California Indian cultural material from throughout the state including, artifacts and information about Ishi, the famed Yahi Indian.

    Recent Acquisitions, including Yoruba masks and carvings from Africa, early 20th century Taiwanese hand-puppets, a selection of textiles from the Americas, and 19th and 20th century Tibetan artifacts.

FALL 2005 EVENTS

Contemporary Traditions in Clay: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz Special Sales Event

    Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10

    Opening Reception to welcome artist Jerado Tena from 5:00 7:00 pm on Fri 9/9; Pottery-making

    demonstration at 11 am and pottery firing at 2 pm on Sat 9/10

    -more-

    103 Kroeber Hall #3712 ; Berkeley, CA 94720-3712 ; PH: 510.643.7648 ; Fax: 510.642.6271 ; http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu

    Fall Event Schedule Hearst Museum of Anthropology pg 2

Hungarian Folk Culture through Song and Dance Cultural Arts and Activities

    Sunday, September 18, 2 pm

    Some of Hungary’s leading musicians, Ferenc Tobak and family, will present traditional Hungarian music and dance in this one-hour program. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, UC Berkeley.

African Material Culture between Everyday and Ritual Contexts Lecture

    Thursday, September 15, 5:30 pm

    Mariane Ferme, associate professor of anthropology and director of Center for African Studies, will discuss how ordinary objects and locally woven cloth undergo transformations from everyday to ritual domains using examples from Sierra Leone and West Africa.

Californian Indian Day Special Event

    Friday, September 23, 10 am 3 pm

    Co-sponsored by the Hearst Museum, Native American Studies Department, UC Berkeley and UC Botanical Garden.

Activities taking place at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on Bancroft Way, Berkeley:

    California Indian Food and Culture Tour led by Hearst Museum Cultural Attaché Otis Parrish (Kashaya

    Pomo), starting at 10 am and 1 pm

    Indian Taco Sale to support the Native American Studies Department, UC Berkeley, 11 am 1:30 pm

    Performance by the Coastal Pomo Indian Dancers of Point Arena, 2 pm.

Activities taking place at UC Botanical Garden on Centennial Drive, Berkeley:

    “California Natives: Plants & People” Tours starting at 11 am, 11:15 am and 11:30 am

From Africa to America A Voicing Exploration Lecture

    Sunday, September 25, 2 pm

    Jacqui Hairston, composer, arranger, and pianist, will conduct an experiential presentation using the voice to chronicle the journey of Black musical styles from Africa to America.

The Culture of Chocolate: Tracing the Mystique and Worldwide Journey of Cacao Special Event

    Sunday, October 9, 1 5 pm

    Explore chocolate’s history, from its ancient roots to its role in contemporary popular culture.

    Presenters and Panelists: Agustin Gaytan, chef, consultant; Louis Grivetti, professor of nutrition, UC Davis; Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology, UC Berkeley; Adam Smith, owner of Fog City News, San Francisco; Robert Steinberg, co-founder Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker. Moderated by Dr. Kristen Tripplett, visiting scholar, UC Berkeley.

    Tasting Stations: Bittersweet Chocolate Café, Cacao Anasa, Chef Agustin Gaytan, Fog City News, Lisa Lerner Chocolates, Michael Misher Chocolates, Picante Cocina Mexicana, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Tacubaya.

    Tickets: are $15.00 general; $12.00 for museum members, UCB faculty, staff, and students and include admission to the program, the tastings, and all museum exhibits. Space for the event is limited, and tickets can be purchased in advance by cash, check made out to UC Regents, Visa or Mastercard. For more information about the event and to purchase event tickets, call 510-643-7649.

    103 Kroeber Hall #3712 ; Berkeley, CA 94720-3712 ; PH: 510.643.7648 ; Fax: 510.642.6271 ; http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu

    Fall Event Schedule Hearst Museum of Anthropology pg 3

Divinely Inspired: Form, Function, and Faith in the Arts of the Yoruba People Lecture

    Sunday, October 16, 2 pm

    Henry J. Drewal, Evjue-Bascom professor of African and African Diaspora arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss and compare how sacred African icons are shaped by artists and how the arts shape people's experiences and understanding, with a focus on Yoruba-speaking peoples.

Yoruba Textile Design and Techniques Cultural Arts and Activities

    Sunday, October 23, 1 pm

    Master Nigerian textile artist, Adebayo Agbelekale, will demonstrate the age-old African textile techniques of reverse appliqué, tie dye, and batik. Born in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, the ninth generation of a traditional weaving family, Bayo [pronounced Bio] learned his trade at an early age from generations of cloth artisans. He combines the hand woven, hand dyed, and embroidered fabrics made by his family in Nigeria with other fabrics to create the uniquely designed clothing in his I.B.Bayo line. A hands-on tie dye activity will be available for children at the program. The activity will be led by Bayo and Multicultural Arts and Enrichment Specialist Suellen Primost. Read more about I.B.Bayo at: www.ibbayo.com.

Fleeting Memory, Enduring Legacy: The People of La Costa Chica, Oaxaca, Mexico Lecture

    Thursday, November 3, 5:30 pm

    Dr. Wendy Phillips, independent researcher and visual artist, will share her research about people of African descent in Latin America.

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month Cultural Arts and Activities

    Sunday, November 6, 12 3 pm

    Enjoy craft activities, docent tours, Indian tacos, and a special Native American dance performance. The celebration is co-sponsored by the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Native American Studies Department, UC Berkeley and the UC Botanical Garden.

Activities taking place at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on Bancroft Way, Berkeley:

    California Indian Food and Culture” Tour at 1 pm, with Otis Parrish (Kashaya Pomo), Cultural Attaché,

    Hearst Museum.

    Hands-on Activities Create objects from California native plants with docents from the UC Botanical Garden. Make your own Mojave clay spoon to take home.

    Indian Taco Sale benefits the Native American Studies Department, UC Berkeley.

Activities taking place at UC Botanical Garden on Centennial Drive, Berkeley:

    California Natives: Plants & People” Tour at 12 pm,

Annual Native American Jewelry Sale Sales Event

    Thursday, November 17, 10 am 5 pm

    Featuring a great selection of jewelry and gift items. For one day only everything is 20% to 25% off original prices!

Mexican Folk Art Comes to Life Cultural Arts and Activities

    Sunday, December 4, 1 pm

    Storyteller Olga Loya will tell lively tales about the Mexican folk art on display in Tesoros Escondidos: Hidden Treasures from the Mexican Collections. Listen to the clues in the stories and follow the treasure maps to find the hidden folk art.

Hidden Faces of Mexican Textiles: Technique and Tradition Lecture

    Sunday, December 11, 2 pm

    Yolanda Garfias, internationally-exhibited artist, educator, and anthropologist, will describe the creation of Mexican textiles from spinning to adornment and their cultural contexts.

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    103 Kroeber Hall #3712 ; Berkeley, CA 94720-3712 ; PH: 510.643.7648 ; Fax: 510.642.6271 ; http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu

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