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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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Golden Kingdoms tour with Joanne Pillsbury

PCSNY Members-Only Tour of Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas Featuring Dr. Joanne Pillsbury Andrall E. Pearson Curator of Ancient American Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art Friday, May 18, 2018 Invitations for this exclusive event will be … Continue reading

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PCSNY April Lecture

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 … Continue reading

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PCSNY March Lecture (POSTPONED)

POSTPONED: The Pre-Columbian Society of New York regrets to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances our March lecture scheduled for Thursday, March 8th, has been postponed. The announcement of an alternative date will follow. Thank you for your understanding. Entangled Tesserae: Looking at Classic … Continue reading

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PCSNY February Lecture

From the Heart of the Andes: On the Making of Golden Kingdoms Joanne Pillsbury Andrall E. Pearson Curator of Ancient American Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art Octopus Frontlet. Gold, chrysocolla, shell. Moche, A.D. 300–600. Peru, La Mina. Museo de la … Continue reading

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PCSNY December Lecture

The Archipelago and the Arc of Time: Continuities across 2,000 Years of Pre-Columbian Caribbean Art Lawrence Waldron Assistant Adjunct Professor City University of New York As archaeological information about the ancient Antilles has become increasingly fine-grained, Caribbean pre-Columbianists have begun … Continue reading

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PCSNY November Lecture

Touch and Tactility in Ancient Maya Art Megan O’Neil Associate Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) This talk examines how the sense of touch is invoked or stimulated in ancient Maya art … Continue reading

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PCSNY October Lecture

Cosmic Order and Inka Rule Terence N. D’Altroy Loubat Professor of American Archaeology and Director of the Center for Archaeology Columbia University Many discussions of Inka rule focus on the domination of millions of people, by imposing military control, establishing sustainable governance, … Continue reading

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PCSNY September Lecture

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 … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2017–2018 PCSNY lecture schedule

It is our great pleasure to share with you the full schedule for the 2017–2018 Pre Columbian Society of New York lecture series: Sep. 14, 2017—Andrew D. Turner, Postdoctoral Associate in the Art of the Ancient Americas, Yale University Art … Continue reading

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