May is a month of celebration for us at AntiquityNOW. This is the time we commemorate how the past is not as distant as we may think.
Here’s how we’ve previously described why we take a month each year to give special attention to the past:
During May we celebrate all things ancient, with a modern twist. From 2,000 year old nanotechnology to today’s supercomputers, from earliest chanted rituals to electronic bloviations, the arc of human history has been, shall we say, complicated. As sentient beings, we have constructed marvels in word and deed. We have also destroyed and obliterated that which we don’t understand and those we choose not to recognize. We strut, preen, cogitate, ruminate—we make an altogether spectacular tragicomedy as we shuffle along this mortal coil. Humans are a confounding lot who often are doomed to repeat the very histories we disregard. Here lies the fascination with looking to the past as it reflects our very modern sense of self.
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The Holidays are upon us and so is searching for those gifts for the special people in your life. Visit The Bazaar
for unique treasures capturing our ancient world legacy. Along with our AntiquityNOW merchandise we are featuring original designs by Artist-in-Residence Dan Fenelon. In his designs you’ll find tribal and primitive imagery striking a contrapuntal note to modern interpretations. Whether you’re an aficionado of ancient designs or a confirmed modernist, Fenelon’s perspective has a beguiling appeal. Happy Holidays!
Below are just a few of our unique products. Click on any of the links above to visit the store.
The “Minoa” plate in black on white.
The “Fira” mug in white on black.
AntiquityNOW Long Sleeve TShirt
AntiquityNOW Mouse Pad featuring Hatshepsut
Ancient Food Facts Apron
Ancient Food Facts Tote
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We are doing exciting things in 2015 and we want you to know all about them!
Archaeological Legacy Institute, a partner of AntiquityNOW, is producing a new video series available online and on select cable channels. Strata: Portraits of Humanity is a monthly half-hour showcase for unique and diverse stories about the world’s cultural heritage. Stories come from across the globe with segments produced by Archaeological Legacy Institute and dozens of producer and distributor partners around the world.
AntiquityNOW will be developing curriculum for each show. The goal of this project is to introduce young people to various ancient and indigenous cultures and spark their thinking about how societies try to reconcile their traditions in the face of encroaching modernity.
AntiquityNOW and Archaeological Legacy Institute also co-sponsor LegacyQuest, an international film and video festival for children 12-15 years of age.
The first Strata show is “Sailing Canoe,” a new film by Adam Thompson following the efforts of people across Micronesia to re-learn the art of sailing canoes. It traces the connections of people from Guam and Rota to Yap and the outer islands of Micronesia that once were connected by long-distance canoe voyages. Modern development has affected each island differently and each struggles in its own way to maintain its ancient heritage. From the most urbanized islands to the most remote and traditional, the art of sailing canoes survives through the efforts of a few knowledgeable people.
Shows are available on Archaeological Legacy Institute’s nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel, as well as on cable TV in cities across the United States. Strata program details can be found at http://www.archaeologychannel.org/video-guide/strata-portraits-of-humanity. The growing list of 26 cable TV stations carrying the show soon will be posted at The Archaeology Channel. They include placement in the local on-demand menu of Comcast cable in Oregon and Washington.
In association with AntiquityNOW, Girl Be Heard will be presenting Generations on Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm at the East 4th Street Theatre, 83 East 4th Street, New York, NY as part of their workshop series for the 2014-15 theater season. Generations is being performed during the Estrogenius Festival 2014.
Generations is an ensemble performance devised by Girl Be Heard Company Members in collaboration with women and girls, ages 17 to 61. This is the first show in Girl Be Heard’s history that has brought together women of all ages to research, discuss and write about women across history. This inter-generational laboratory reveals stories of resiliency, both personal and historic. Continue reading