The exhibition "Islands: Evolving in Isolation" features video commentary by famed biologist Edward O. Wilson and Harvard Professor Jonathan Losos. Exhibition opened April 25, 2015.
The Harvard Semitic Museum and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments will be closed from Saturday, October 10 through Monday, October 12 for the holiday weekend.
On Monday, October 26, at 6:00 pm, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ivan Gaskell, Sara Schechner, Sarah Anne Carter, and Samantha van Gerbig, will share perspectives on some of Harvard's collected items and challenge people to discover new ways of looking at, organizing, and interpreting the tangible things in our environment.
On Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30 pm, a The Harvard Semitic Museum will offer a curated selection of foods and beverages based on the earliest recorded recipes from the Ancient Near East. Tickets must be purchased online. For a multi-sensory experience, attend a free special event on ancient Mesopotamian music prior to this reception.