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Salon with Mary Catherine Bateson: “Learning from Another Culture”
Friday, October 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mariposa invites you to the next “salon” with renowned writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson on the evening of Friday, October 25 from 7pm to 8:30pm. The topic of this salon, the second in a monthly series, will be “Learning from Another Culture”.
We will think back to moments when an encounter with another culture has puzzled or disturbed us – and when we learned something important from that encounter. We’ll also ask: How did we learn? What allowed us to make that leap of understanding?
Free to museum members; for nonmembers, cost is regular museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for seniors).
Future salons will be held on November 22 and December 20, with topics and further information to follow.
About Mary Catherine Bateson
Mary Catherine Bateson is a writer and cultural anthropologist living in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire with frequent visits to Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has written and co-authored many books and articles, lectures across the country and abroad, and has taught at Harvard, Northeastern University, Amherst College, Spelman College and abroad in the Philippines and in Iran. In 2004 she retired from her position as Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University, and is now Professor Emerita. Since the Fall of 2006 she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. She has served on multiple advisory boards including that of the National Center on Atmospheric Research, dealing with climate change.