Harvard Square is a bit less than an hour's drive from Windham, but I'm sure most people don't think of it when planning an afternoon of museum going. You'll have a reason to plan a trip now that the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology has opened up its latest exhibit, "Native Life in the Americas: Artists’ Views."
...many lesser known artists who portrayed Native American life and culture also deserve attention. This exhibition highlights some of their work by displaying selected prints and books from the Tozzer Library collection, looking beyond the familiar 19th century white male painters to include women artists, Native artists, and even one living artist.The exhibition also includes artists who were primarily illustrators, designers, and printmakers rather than painters.For more information about the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, you can view a video here.
If you plan to visit the museum with your kids, you may want to borrow our DVD, Native American Heritage [J DVD 305.8 AME]. The video is part of the "American Cultures for Children" series. There's no need to hurry though--the exhibit will be on display until February 28, 2012.