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SOLD OUT: Ancient Maya Figurines: Ritual, Royalty, Regular Folk

November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Note: Reservations for this event are no longer available in advance. A standby line will form at 1:30 pm outside of the Bing Center building on the day of this event. Guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, though unfortunately there is no guarantee of space being made available to guests in this line. For ticketing support contact [email protected]

LACMA | Brown Auditorium
2–5 pm
Free, tickets required

Explore beguiling and beautiful ancient Maya figurines in association with LACMA’s exhibition “Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines.” The exhibition highlights the importance of archaeological context and includes 23 exquisite figurines portraying an ancient Maya resurrection ritual recently excavated from a royal tomb at the Classic-period Maya city of El Perú-Waka’, Petén, Guatemala. The symposium features four specialists whose presentations will bring ancient Maya figurines to life through discussions of ancient ritual and politics, as well as archaeological research and conservation work associated with interpreting and preserving these miniature masterpieces.

Speaker list:

Dr. Michelle Rich
San Antonio Museum of Art, Former LACMA Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Art of the Ancient Americas

Dr. Christina Halperin
Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Montreal

Dr. Rhonda Taube
Professor, Art History and Chair, Art Department, Riverside City College

MSc. Griselda Pérez Robles


November 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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