The Magic of Java Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary


Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00pm to 5:00pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

SPEAKER(S): Jody Diamond, Artist in Residence, Music Department, Harvard University, with Gamelan Si Betty
COST: Free and open to the public.
CONTACT INFO: 617-496-1027
DETAILS: Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Enjoy a contemporary performance based on scenes from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, featuring intricate leather puppets and the sonorous gong-chime instruments of Harvard's Javanese-style gamelan orchestra. Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, try out the instruments, and sample coffees from the islands of Indonesia.

See also: Performance