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Salon with Mary Catherine Bateson: “Learning from Nature”
Friday, November 22 | 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, November 22 from 7pm to 8:30pm. The topic of this salon, the third in a monthly series, will be “Learning from Nature”.
We will explore questions like: How can nature can teach us what we don’t know about ourselves? Does observing natural history make us better observers in general? Or does it increase our sensitivity to our own ignorance? How might watching the process of climate change make us aware of things that can go wrong in families or communities?
Free to museum members; for nonmembers, cost is regular museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for seniors).
Previous salons in this series focused on the topics “Learning from Children” and “Learning from Another Culture”. The next salon will be held on Friday, December 20.
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.