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March 2018

NY Academy of Sciences Lecture – Rosemary Joyce (UC Berkeley)

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wenner-Gren Foundation, 470 Park Ave South, 8th Floor
New York, NY United States
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Is Extreme Inequality Inevitable?: What Archaeology Can Tell Us about the 99 Percent Rosemary Joyce, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley Monday, March 26, 2018 Wenner-Gren Foundation, 470 Park Ave South, 8th Floor, New York, USA Lectures begin at 6:30 PM and are free and open to the public Buffet dinner at 5:45 PM. ($20 contribution for dinner guests/free for students). https://www.nyas.org/events/2018/is-extreme-inequality-inevitable-what-archaeology-can-tell-us-about-the-99-percent/ In many people’s minds archaeology is about the search for kings and queens, for treasure and…

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April 2018

PCSNY April Lecture – Sarahh Scher

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 1 E. 78th St.
New York, NY 10075 United States
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Images in a World without Words: Questioning the Canon in Moche Studies Sarahh Scher Visiting Lecturer Salem State University As the scholarship on Moche art expands, it is becoming clear that only a small group of artworks is most often used to interpret Moche culture. These works were selected for the most part prior to the proliferation of scientific excavation, due to their rich imagery, which holds out the promise of usefulness in interpreting a culture that does not have…

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Artists on Artworks – Teresita Fernández on Golden Kingdoms (The Met)

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium), 1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028 United States
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Free with admission

Artists on Artworks: Teresita Fernández on Golden Kingdoms Thursday / April 12 6:30–7:30 P.M. Free with museum admission EVENT WEBSITE Explore the art and culture of the Incas, the Aztecs, and their predecessors through the lens of contemporary artist Teresita Fernández. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas. Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers. At The Met Fifth Avenue - The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

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July 2018

PCSWDC July Lecture – Lucia Henderson (Independent Scholar)

July 6 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles Sumner School, 17th & M Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20036 United States
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Pre-Columbian Society of Washington DC July Lecture "Fiery Mountains and Flaming Gods: Volcanoes in Ancient Mesoamerican Belief" Lucia R. Henderson, PhD This talk explores the impact of volcanic landscapes on the art and religious beliefs of ancient Mesoamerican cultures. Capped with lightning storms, puffing smoke, and regularly erupting in fire and ash, volcanoes would have been viewed as some of the most dramatic and imposing inhabitants of the Pre-Columbian living landscape. More cataclysmic eruptions periodically destroyed regions, displaced populations, devastated…

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Exhibition Opening: “Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean” (NMAI-Heye, NY)

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Taíno Perseverance Subject of Upcoming New York City Exhibition at National Museum of the American Indian Version en español The Indigenous peoples of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean are not extinct and they never were. “Todavía estamos aquí (we are still here)”: this is the powerful message of the modern Taíno movement and the foundation of “Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean,” a new exhibition presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center.…

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August 2018

Performance: “Native Sounds Downtown with Irka Mateo” (NMAI-Heye, NY)

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian-NY, One Bowling Green
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The Heye Center’s annual outdoor summer concert showcase “Native Sounds Downtown” will take place Thursday, Aug. 2, 5–6 p.m. outside of the museum, featuring Taíno Dominican singer-songwriter and folk-music researcher Irka Mateo. Mateo’s work is considered one of the precursors of the Dominican alternative music movement and an essential reference to new generations of musicians. Her work is inspired by popular music and Indigenous/Afro/European Dominican folkloric rhythms. Mateo previously hosted a Taíno music program for children at the Heye Center.…

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September 2018

Symposium, in association with Taíno exhibit at NMAI-Heye, NY

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian-NY, One Bowling Green
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A symposium scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. will feature diverse scholars, as well as presenters from the Taíno community, to address the history and future directions of the movement, in addition to topics like genealogy and genetic testing as methods for documenting Native presence in the Caribbean. Further details and registration information will be available on the museum’s website, AmericanIndian.si.edu. In conjunction with the exhibition “Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean," at…

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PCSNY September Lecture – Lisa Trever

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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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 Polygonal Inca wall, Calle Hantunrumioyc, Cusco (photo by Lisa Trever) In an era of renewed politicization of the US southern border, and with federal calls for nearly 2,000 miles of border wall construction, what are the stakes of Pre-Columbian art history in the United States in 2018? In this talk, Dr. Trever exchanges the language…

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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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