Margaret Mead Festival at the American Museum of Natural History will take place in-person on Saturday December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 2022. This year is inspired by the opening of the revitalized Northwest Coast Hall in May 2022, the Mead Festival will be a two-day celebration of storytelling from the Indigenous Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast. The focus will be on film, performance and other media by Native artists.
A special VR experience will be on view throughout the weekend. Unceded Territories is an interactive landscape that grapples with colonialism, climate change, and Indigenous civil rights.
The American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Festival features works of media and storytelling that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world.
Inspired by anthropologist Margaret Mead's groundbreaking use of cutting-edge technology like film and photography, the Mead celebrates ever-changing modes of storytelling, new technologies, and increased access to communities near and far while presenting the best in fiction and non-fiction works.