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September 2018

Film screening: “Museo” (2018) – Angelika Film Center, showtimes vary

September 13 - September 15

Set in 1985, Museo is a new film about "a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases." Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios; written by Alonso Ruizpalacios and Manuel Alcalá; and starring Gael García Bernal, Simon Russell Beale, Lynn Gilmartin. In Spanish (with English subtitles). Angelika New York screening: Q&As with Alonso Ruizpalacios and Gael Garcia Bernal Thursday 9/13 following the 7pm show, Friday 9/14 following the 7pm show and Saturday 9/15…

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PCSWDC Annual Symposium

September 15
U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center DC United States + Google Map

Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C. September 15 Symposium The annual symposium of the Pre-Columbian Society/D.C. will take place in Washington on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  This year’s  symposium title is “The Peopling of the Americas: Recent Research and Perspectives.”  Six archaeologists and geneticists will address the still controversial topic of when and how people first arrived in the New World, their migration routes, and the process by which they spread throughout the North and South American continents. David Meltzer of…

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Performance: Living Quipu by Cecilia Vicuña (Brooklyn Museum)

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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In conjunction with her special exhibition Disappeared Quipu, artist Cecilia Vicuña creates a participatory, improvisational poetry performance, weaving elements of spoken word, chant, and storytelling. Free with Museum admission, but RSVP strongly encouraged. To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

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October 2018

Exhibition Opening: “Art of Native North America” (The Met)

October 4
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028 United States
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Art of Native North America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City October 4, 2018–October 6, 2019 Exhibition Overview This landmark exhibition in the Museum's American Wing will showcase 116 masterworks representing the achievements of artists from more than fifty cultures across North America. Ranging in date from the second to the early twentieth century, the diverse works are promised gifts, donations, and loans to The Met from the pioneering…

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Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Studies Symposium

October 5 - October 6
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection, 1703 32nd St NW
Washington, DC, 20007
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"Reconsidering the Chavín Phenomenon in the Twenty-First Century" Richard L. Burger and Jason Nesbitt, Symposiarchs Chavín de Huántar has long been considered crucial to understanding the emergence of ancient Andean civilization during the late Initial Period (1100–800 BCE) and Early Horizon (800–400 BCE). The site is perhaps best known as a ceremonial center that consisted of a temple core with monumental platforms, interior galleries, and plaza spaces, as well as finely carved stone sculpture. However, Chavín de Huántar was not…

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Opening Reception: “Reflections in Oil: Paintings by Barbara Braun”

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NYU Kimmel Galleries, 60 Washington Square South, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001, 60 Washington Square South, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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Announcing an exhibition by PCSNY member Barbara Braun: Copyright © Barbara Braun Artist, All rights reserved. Please join us in celebration of the opening for Reflections in Oil: Paintings by Barbara Braun, class of 66' NYU's Institute of Fine Arts Opening reception Friday, October 5th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on view through January 27th, 2019 NYU Kimmel Galleries 60 Washington Square South, 8th Floor New York, NY 10001 Gallery hours M-S: 8am to 11pm; Sun: 12pm-10pm REFLECTIONS IN…

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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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December 2018

PCSNY December Lecture – Jennifer Loughmiller-Cardinal

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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How Do You Make an Iguana Tamale? Jennifer Loughmiller-Cardinal PhD Candidate in Chemistry, University at Albany–SUNY Chii`k Naab Mural Painting, Calakmul, Maya, ca. 650–700 C.E. (photograph © UNESCO) The Classic Maya provided a vision of their world through the information left in hieroglyphic texts and images. While this vision is often limited to the lives of the elites and the divine, the idealized presentation does, at its root, indicate real behavior—real rituals, real foods, and real people and places. Although these…

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