The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures is pleased to announce their newest exhibit, “Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People.”
The exhibit celebrates the rich heritage of the Ute throughout northeastern Utah, including Utah Valley. In the exhibit, their voices tell the story of their vibrant history and life.
The exhibit contains items collected around the Vernal area of Utah during the 1930s and 1940s. The text and labels for this exhibit are taken from interviews with Ute tribal members over the past 15 years, providing an opportunity to hear how the Ute view the items and their own heritage. Helping to fulfil the MPC’s mission to train future museum professionals, “students have combed through hours of interviews and texts, collaborated on the design of the galleries, and built the displays,” Kari Nelson, curator of education, said.
Museum of Peoples and Cultures
Brigham Young University
700 North 100 East, Provo, Utah
On the night of Friday, January 21, the (MPC) will host the classic date night: “Culture-Me-Mine.” This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. “‘Culture-Me-Mine’ is a great date activity because it’s out of the ordinary,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the MPC. “There aren’t many places that do a date night quite like this one.”
A tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions, “New Lives: Building Community at Fourmile Ruin” and “Beneath Your Feet: Discovering Utah Valley Archaeology,” will start off the night, followed by a game of “Couple Feud,” a scavenger hunt, and refreshments. The night will end with a clay activity where couples can put their newfound knowledge of Anasazi pottery and Fremont figurines to use.
Tickets for “Culture-Me-Mine” are $10 a couple and will be available for purchase at the WSC information desk beginning Tuesday, January 18th.
For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu, or contact the museum at 801.422.0020 or [email protected]. The MPC is located on 100 E. 700 N. and is open MWF 9-5 and TTh 9-7.
On Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, at 6 p.m., BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) will host a dinner for couples who come to help solve a mystery.
Each semester, the MPC hosts a Mystery Dinner date night where play out character personalities and work to discover who stole a valuable artifact from the Museum. Identity profiles are assigned to each individual when they purchase tickets and include a brief history of their character along with costume suggestions.
“It’s really fun to see what participants do with their character,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the Museum. “Each session is different because of the people that come—the variety makes it a lot of fun.”
“The Disappearance of the Parrot Jar” will begin with a tour of the exhibit “crime scene” where the artifact was stolen. The mystery unfolds over dinner, as clues are revealed and accusations made. Each character is a suspect in the mystery and everyone must prove their innocence to the other participants.
Tickets for the date night are $24 per couple (which includes dinner and dessert*) and will be available at the WSC Information Desk beginning March 7. For more information visit mpc.byu.edu or call 801.422.0020. (*Unfortunately the MPC cannot accommodate gluten or dairy allergies.)
Bring your date and experience a night of mystery and mayhem. The Museum of Peoples and Cultures provides the identities, suspense and dinner. Two sessions will be held: Oct. 29 and 30 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $24 per couple which includes dinner. Tickets and “identities” will be available at the WSC Information Desk beginning Monday, Oct. 25.
Take a step into the past and bring a date to BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) to experience a night of Egyptian culture and cuisine on Friday, November 12th. The Egyptian-themed date night “Sphinxes and Sweethearts” will begin at 7:00 that evening.
The date night includes 4 games, a craft, refreshments, and prizes. First on the agenda is a mummy-wrapping race in which one person must wrap up their date like a mummy. The first couple to finish wins a prize. Couples will then receive score cards and go into the Museum’s classroom to play a round of 3 different games: Pyramid, Egyptian Balderdash, and Matching of the Gods. The couple with the highest total wins a prize. The final prizes are awarded to couples with the best craft, after they take time to use the MPC’s own “Rosetta stone” to paint their own hieroglyphs. Mediterranean refreshments are served.
“Couples get to learn about the Egyptian culture in a really unique way,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the MPC. “Every element of the date night – the games, the craft, the food – provides interesting information about Ancient Egypt.”
Tickets for the date night are $10 per couple and will be available at the WSC Information Desk beginning November 8th. For more information visit mpc.byu.edu or call 801.422.0020.