Humboldt Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 5pm EDT
Grab a drink and join an all-star group of experts for a lively discussion about the massive mastodon skeleton featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibition Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture. SAAM Senior Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey is joined by National Museum of Natural History Research Associate Advait Jukar, who helped install the mastodon skeleton in SAAM’s galleries, Smithsonian National Anthropological Archives Postdoctoral Fellow Diana Marsh, and SAAM Objects Conservator Ariel O'Connor. Discover unexpected connections between art, science, and history and learn why there is a mastodon in an art museum.

Image credit: Skeleton of the Mastodon, excavated 1801–2 by Charles Willson Peale, bone, wood, and papier mâché, approx. 118 × 177 × 65 in., Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany, Photo: Ariel O'Connor
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