Bard Graduate Center Logo Tour: The Story Box

Join professor and curator Aaron Glass for a tour of the exhibition The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology.

The exhibition will explore the hidden histories and complex legacies of one of the most influential books in the field of anthropology, Franz Boas’s The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians (1897). Focusing on Boas’s work with his Indigenous co-author George Hunt among the Kwakwaka’wakw people of British Columbia, the exhibition—with designs by artist Corrine Hunt, a great-granddaughter of George Hunt—features ceremonial objects as well as rare archival photographs, manuscripts, and drawings that shed new light on the book and advance understanding of the ongoing cultural traditions it documents.

Wednesday, February 27, 12:15–1:15 pm
18 West 86th Street, Lobby

Mask, unknown maker, Nuxalk or Heiltsuk. Collected by Franz Boas in 1896. Wood, pigment, and hide. Courtesy of the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, 16/1102.