Author Archives: William Gassaway

PCSNY May lecture

Water in Ancient Mesoamerican Life and Cosmovision Richard A. Diehl Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology University of Alabama Water is essential for all life, including humans. Today we attempt to control water primarily through technological approaches. Ancient Mesoamericans employed both technology and … Continue reading

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PCSNY April lecture

Chiminigagua’s Luminous and Resplendent World: The Art and Architecture of the Muisca Thomas B. F. Cummins Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art Harvard University Colombia has one of America’s richest pre-Columbian artistic traditions, especially gold work. This talk … Continue reading

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PCSNY March Lecture

The Izapa Kingdom and Its Neighbors Robert M. Rosenswig Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Director, Institute of Institute for Mesoamerican Studies University at Albany–SUNY The largest of a network of early kingdoms on the Pacific coast of southern Mesoamerica, … Continue reading

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PCSNY December Lecture

How Do You Make an Iguana Tamale? Jennifer Loughmiller-Cardinal PhD Candidate in Chemistry, University at Albany–SUNY 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 … Continue reading

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Exhibition curated by PCSNY member Lois Martin

Site-specific installation in the Ildiko Butler Gallery Academic Year: 2018–2019 Dates: September 15–October 31, 2018 Title: Still Streaming Visual Artist: Shelley Jordon Sound Artist/Composer: Kurt Rohde Curator: Lois Martin eBook Link Still Streaming features works on paper alongside hand-painted animations … Continue reading

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Exhibition by PCSNY member Barbara Braun

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, … Continue reading

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PCSNY October Lecture

Classic Central Veracruz Art in Mesoamerican Art History Rex Koontz Professor of Art History, University of Houston 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, … Continue reading

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PCSNY September Lecture

Pre-Columbian Art History in the Age of the Wall Lisa Trever Lisa and Bernard Selz Associate Professor in Pre-Columbian Art History and Archaeology Columbia University In an era of renewed politicization of the US southern border, and with federal calls … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2018–2019 PCSNY Lecture Series

It is our great pleasure to share with you the schedule for the 2018–2019 Pre-Columbian Society of New York Lecture Series: Sep. 12, 2018—Lisa Trever, Lisa and Bernard Selz Associate Professor in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, Columbia University Oct. 30, … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu (Brooklyn Museum, through November 25, 2018)

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu May 18–November 25, 2018 Great Hall, 1st Floor For millennia, ancient peoples of the Andes created quipus—complex record-keeping devices, made of knotted cords, that served as an essential medium for reading and writing, registering and remembering. New … Continue reading

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