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January 2020

PCSNY–January 2020 Lecture

January 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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Andean Textile Traditions: Materials, Materiality, and Culture Elena Phipps Lecturer, World Arts and Culture, UCLA; Senior Museum Scholar, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Detail from panel with stepped design. Peru, North Coast. Late Intermediate Period, 1150–1450 CE. Camelid hair warp and weft (S-spun), discontinuous warp and weft, plain weave with interlocking joins. 146 x 145 cm. Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Neutrogena Corporation, X94.27.11. (Photograph by Elena Phipps) ABSTRACT The development of rich and complex Andean textile traditions…

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March 2020

PCSNY–March 2020 Lecture

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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Smoothing the Path for Rough Stones: The Arensberg Collection of Pre-Columbian Art Ellen Hoobler William B. Ziff, Jr., Associate Curator of Art of the Americas The Walters Art Museum Unknown Aztec artist, Calendar Stone, 1300-1500, central Mexico. Green igneous rock, 19 1/2 x 33 in. (49.5 x 83.8 cm), weight: 1380 lbs. (625.96 kg). The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950-134-403 ABSTRACT From 1911 to 1954, Louise and Walter Arensberg formed one of the most…

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April 2020

PCSNY–April 2020 Lecture

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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Metonymy in Mesoamerican Art Andrew Finegold Assistant Professor of Visual Culture of the Ancient Americas University of Illinois at Chicago Late Classic Maya Codex-style plate from the Mirador Basin, northern Petén (Guatemala) or southern Campeche (Mexico), ca. 680–750 CE. Ceramic with slip, diam. 12 5/8 in (32 cm). Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1993.565. Photograph by Justin Kerr, K1892. ABSTRACT In ancient Mesoamerica, images often directly responded to the forms, materials, or functions of their supports, or otherwise implicated their…

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