- 5 pm
First Fridays 2024: From Feelings to Pheromones
Join us this season as we explore the forces that shape the behaviors of life forms large and small. From reproduction and propagation in the natural world to the sex life of other species, we'll untangle the constructs of gender, feelings and pheromones. We’ll also explore some of the predicaments facing all species of life, including over- and under-population, and offer doable solutions that we can all participate in.
NHM's Anthropology Department and the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM) are excited to welcome Indigenous Chamorro fiber artist Maria “Lia” Terlaje Barcinas and Samoan graphic designer, muralist, and PIEAM artist-in-residence JP / Jason Pereira onto the museum campuses. Over the course of two months, Barcinas and Pereira will connect with Chumash and Tongva artists to learn more about the traditional weaving practices of Southern California Indigenous communities, visit sites around the city and surrounding areas, hold a community offering ceremony at PIEAM, and spend time with the ancestral tapas and woven mats at NHM.