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December 2019

PCSNY–December 2019 Lecture

December 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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What Was Chavín? New Perspectives from the Edge of the Andean World Michelle Young Ph.D Candidate in Anthropology, Yale University; Pre-Columbian Studies Junior Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Ceramic vessel fragment decorated with applique, incision and cinnabar pigment. Atalla (Huancavelica, Peru), 800–500 BC. Photograph by Michelle Young. ABSTRACT For the past century, Chavín has drawn the fascination of both art historians and archaeologists as one of South America’s most mysterious “civilizations.” As the earliest widespread cultural phenomenon in the Andes, it has…

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January 2020

PCSNY–January 2020 Lecture

January 30, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts–NYU, 1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
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April 2020

PCSNY–April 2020 Lecture

April 17, 2020 @ 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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