Sept 20, 2013: The Artists of Xultun: Recent Discoveries of Maya Mural Paintings
Heather Hurst, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Skidmore College.
Lecture: The Artists of Xultun: Recent Discoveries of Maya Mural Paintings.
Friday, September 20, 7:30 PM, 112 Anderson Center, Hamline University,St. Paul, MN.
Cost = $5 (Maya Society members, students, Science Museum staff and volunteers free).
Workshop: Maya Mural Painting Workshop: The Bonampak and San Bartolo Murals.
Saturday, September, 21, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, 304 Anderson Center, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN.
Cost = $10 (students free).
Dr. Hurst will discuss newly found ancient Maya mural paintings from Xultun, Guatemala. These 9th century paintings, contemporary with the well-known Bonampak murals, are unique in their content and their location. The lecture will summarize the recent work to excavate, analyze and conserve these murals, as well as discuss the role of the artist-scribe in Classic period Maya culture.
This workshop will examine the iconography of the San Bartolo and Bonampak murals. The first goal of the workshop is to train your eye to the study of symbols and themes in Mesoamerican art. Second, we will consider how the meaning of the artworks deepens the archaeologists’ ability to studying past societies and events – what information does the artwork convey about the people who made it, viewed it, used it?
Questions? Contact the Maya Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-8606 (Phyllis Messenger, IAS).
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