Mead Dialogues

These special programs offer audiences a forum for dynamic conversations about festival themes, close looks at unique collaborations, and opportunities to engage with artists and scholars.


"Seeing Ethnography" with Zoe Bray

University of Nevada anthropologist and artist Zoe Bray will showcase her unusual and innovative style of ethnography by live-painting a local subject in the Museum’s Grand Gallery for the duration of the festival.


Setting the Record Straight

Experience a never-before-seen, specially edited version of a 1923 silent film, The Shalako Ceremony at Zuni, New Mexico, complemented by a discussion on the history of Museum anthropology and the groundbreaking contemporary collaboration between the Museum and this Native American community.