Margaret Mead Festival

About the Margaret Mead Festival 

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.  

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Generous support for the Margaret Mead Festival has been provided by the family of Margaret Mead. 

The Margaret Mead Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. 

The Margaret Mead Festival is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Support for the Margaret Mead Festival is provided, in part, by the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.