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February 2017

CANCELLED: PCSNY February lecture

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 1 E. 78th St.
New York, NY 10075 United States
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Entangled Tesserae: Looking at Classic Maya Political Society Simon Martin University of Pennsylvania Museum For almost five decades Mayanists have sought an answer to one of the most important but elusive of questions in the field: how were the great cities of the Classic Maya organized politically? Although many of the disagreements have now been put to rest, every advance in our understanding has only brought us fresh challenges, as we seek to know not just the where, when, and…

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Seeing In Black and White: Grisaille Painting and Black and White Color Theory

February 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bryant Suite, 2nd Floor, Midtown Hilton New York, 1335 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Seeing In Black and White: Grisaille Painting and Black and White Color Theory (Parts 1 and 2) Part one: Chair: Barbara E. Mundy, Fordham University Grisaille as a Liminal Mode in Early Netherlandish Painting Lynn F. Jacobs, University of Arkansas Between Hieroglyph and Print: The White and Blackness of Sixteenth-Century Murals in New Spain Jeanette F. Peterson, University of California, Santa Barbara “A great deal whiter still”: The Monochrome Historia Tradition in Tuscany Christine Zappella, The University of Chicago Part…

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New Studies in Maya Vase Painting: A Session on Honor of Justin Kerr

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sutton Parlor South, 2nd Floor; New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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       NEW STUDIES IN MAYA VASE PAINTING: A Session in Honor of Justin Kerr Chair: Mary Miller, Yale University Shaped Pots, Painted Surfaces: Exploring the Relationships between Classic-Period Maya Potters and Painters Megan E. O’Neil, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Setting the Story in Motion: Text and Image on Fourth–Sixth-Century Maya Vases Claudia Brittenham, The University of Chicago Seeing with Both Eyes: Explorations of Space and Matter in Maya Vase Painting Bryan R. Just, Princeton University Art Museum When Is…

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Caitlin Early Lecture at the Bard Graduate Center

February 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street Lecture Hall
New York, NY
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The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture presents a lecture by Caitlin Earley In Enemy Hands: Captive Bodies in Mesoamerican Art   RSVP at academicevents@bgc.bard.edu  

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Jeffrey Quilter Lecture at the Bard Graduate Center

February 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street Lecture Hall
New York, NY
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Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture presents a lecture by Jeffrey Quilter (Harvard University)  The Archaeology and History of Colonial Peru: the Case of apagdelena de Cao Viejo   RSVP at academicevents@bgc.bard.edu  

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March 2017

PCSNY March Lecture—Jeffrey Quilter

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Pre-Columbian Society of New York invites you to join us for our March lecture: Tales of the Moche Kings and Queens: The Lords and Ladies of the Northern Deserts of Peru Jeffrey Quilter, William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University For some years now, Dr. Jeff Quilter has argued that it is inappropriate and misguided to use concepts such as “the state” and “government” in discussing the Moche of the North Coast of Peru.…

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April 2017

PCSNY April Lecture—Mary E. Miller

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 1 E. 78th St.
New York, NY 10075 United States
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The Pre-Columbian Society of New York invites you to join us for our April lecture: Were They Enslaved? Maya Figurines from Jaina and Beyond Mary E. Miller Sterling Professor of History of Art / Senior Director, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University Figurines from the island of Jaina, long admired for their lifelike, poignant, and sometimes-amusing characteristics, reveal a complexity of Maya social life, especially for women, rarely seen in other media, such as painted ceramics or monumental sculpture.…

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May 2017

Symposium: “The Americas at The Met”

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028 United States
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents The Spring Fellows Colloquia: The Americas at The Met Friday, May 5, 2017 (10:00 am–1:30 pm) SESSION 1       10:00 A.M. Moche Metals at The Met: Ideology, Iconography, and Technology Alicia Boswell, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Cultures of Conservation, sponsored by the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, and hosted by Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas “Sounding out” the Technology and Performance of…

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September 2017

PCNSY September lecture

September 14 @ 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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Migration or Imitation? The Anomalous Appearance of Maya-Style Murals at the Central Mexican Site of Cacaxtla Andrew D. Turner Postdoctoral Associate in Art of the Ancient Americas, Yale University Art Gallery Since their discovery in the mid 1970s, the Maya-style murals of Cacaxtla, Tlaxcala (AD 600–900) have challenged notions of Mesoamerican cultures as regionally bounded and immobile. Located some 450 miles (700 km) from the nearest Maya site, the murals have been considered by some to be the result of…

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SYMPOSIUM: Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C.

September 16
U.S. Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.,
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THE PRE-COLUMBIAN HERITAGE OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM This one-day symposium will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The meeting begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:45 p.m. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW Join us as we explore the amazing pre-Columbian legacy of the U.S. National Park System.  Seven specialists, drawn from academia and the National Park Service itself, will reveal the varied and deep past of our national heritage, from monumental Eastern earthworks to massive…

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