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October 2018

PCSNY October Lecture – Rex Koontz

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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Classic Central Veracruz Art in Mesoamerican Art History Rex Koontz Professor of Art History, University of Houston Decapitation scene (detail), South Ballcourt, El Tajín, Classic Central Veracruz Culture (drawing by Rex Koontz) This presentation surveys key aspects of the art of Classic Central Veracruz, including the yoke/hacha/palma complex and the monumental center of El Tajín, in the larger context of Mesoamerican art history. The art of Classic Central Veracruz (Mexican Gulf Coast, ca. 100–1000 CE) is best known through a…

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Symposium: “Ancient American Cultures: 500 Years after Aztec Tenochtitlan – Reality and Reconstruction” – SUNY College at Old Westbury

October 31 - November 1
SUNY College at Old Westbury, 223 Store Hill Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568
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SUNY College at Old Westbury Hispanic Latino Cultural Center presents Ancient American Cultures: 500 Years after Aztec Tenochtitlan – Reality and Reconstruction October 31–November 1, 2018 | 9:30–5:00 PM Multi-Purpose Room A Free and open to the public This symposium will present a dialog across the disciplines on all aspects of Pre-Columbian culture (as well as all Pre-Columbian cultures) and feature published researchers as well as younger scholars and professionals. Some of the proposed sessions will be workshop-style presentations on textiles, Maya glyphs and…

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November 2018

AIA-New York Society Lecture – Virginia Miller

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Explorers Society, 46 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
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$5 – $25

Skeletons, Skulls, and Bones in the Art of Chichen Itza Virginia Miller, Professor Emerita, University of Illinois–Chicago Refreshments to precede lecture at 6:00 PM Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street The Aztecs considered the bones of slain captives to be powerful, a belief probably shared by the earlier Maya: one Maya hieroglyph for “captive” translates as “bone”, for example. Nevertheless, during the Classic period (A.D. 300-900) at southern Maya sites like Tikal and Yaxchilán, war-related imagery focuses more on the…

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