February 8 at 2 pm - Snow date February 22
Things Everyone Should Know About the Native Archaeology of Connecticut
by the Connecticut State Archaeologist, Dr. Brian Jones.
museum maintains an early history of collecting in the 1880s and 1890s which includes
Native American artifacts. Dr. Jones will talk about and illustrate some of the
Native American archaeology sites in Connecticut.
provides an important laboratory for the global study of human adaptation to changing
social and natural environments. Five key topics stand out that everyone in Connecticut
should understand about the past.
the colonization of an uninhabited Ice Age landscape
to post-glacial habitats
of formalized exchange networks
for feeding a growing population
development of politically complex societies.
examination of these topics indicates that the archaeology of the state provides
fertile ground for understanding not only Native American ways if living, but
the social, economic and political challenges shared by many societies around
became Connecticut's State Archaeologist in July, 2014. Dr. Jones worked as an
archaeologist since 1992 for AHS/PAST Inc., the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and
Research Center and Archaeological Services at UMass Amherst. He received his
Ph.D. in Anthropology at UConn in 1998. Jones has a broad background in New England
archaeology that spans the Paleoindian period through the industrial era. Jones
has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia and lived and studied in Germany for
three years. Jones lives in Glastonbury with his wife and two high school-aged
$5 suggested donation, members
February 13 - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Side Show P.T. Barnum Style?
Maher, Executive Director of The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport will share insight
into the side show elements Barnum used so effectively during his years presenting
School of Art, 1156 Chapel St., New Haven, Room G32. This event is held as
part of the school's
Side Show exhibition. It is free and open to the public. Contact the Chapel
Street Gallery for questions, parking suggestions or call 203-432-2600.
Show is an exhibition investigating the intersection of fine art and the historical
popular entertainment world of the carnival sideshow, in which the bodily display
of the abnormal, human or animal, is the focus of each piece," explained
Lisa Kereszi, Exhibit Curator at the Yale School of Art. "Sideshows existed
just beyond or to the side of the mainstream carnival or circus midway, offering
a spectacle of oddity in a makeshift tent. It would feature human oddities, "freaks,"
such as bearded women, the fat lady, the skeleton man, the conjoined, or 'Siamese'
twins. Sideshows were a form of popular entertainment for the masses looking to
forget their worries, cares, fears and problems.
Yale School of Art (YSA) launches its 2015 season at the
32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery with Side Show, an exhibition
devoted to the believe it or not world of the American sideshow, in
which display of the abnormal and bizarre was the focus of the event.
view January 13Mar. 20, 2015, the exhibition is free and open to the
public TuesdaysSundays from noon to 6 p.m.
presents more than 70 works by 29 artists including Diane Arbus, Otto Dix,
John Waters, and Riva Lehrer ranging from the mid-18th century to the present.
The show includes original sideshow banners, props, promotional cards,
photographs, historical ephemera, and works of art inspired by circus and carnival
culture from the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG), Yale Medical School Library,
the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the International Center of Photography,
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and private collections.
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