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Upcoming Frist events to feature Vanderbilt anthropologists

Posted on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 — 11:49 AM

Burial urn, K’iché Maya, Southern Highlands, Guatemala. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, gift of John Bourne, 2009. (Photo © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)

Burial urn, K’iché Maya, Southern Highlands, Guatemala. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, gift of John Bourne, 2009. (Photo © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)

Several events planned in conjunction with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts exhibition “Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection” will feature lectures by Vanderbilt anthropologists and be co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt.

Saturday, March 16
11 a.m.
Connecting Disciplines: “An Archaeologist’s Perspective”
Presented by John Janusek, director of graduate studies and associate professor of anthropology at Vanderbilt.

Wednesday, March 20       
5:30–9 p.m.
Exploring the Food of the Ancient Americas
Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt.

Thursday, March 28           
6:30 p.m.
Lecture: “The Mysteries of the Ancient Maya Civilization and the Apogee of Art in the Americas”
Presented by Arthur Demarest, Ingram Professor of Anthropology and director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Mesoamerican Archaeology.

Thursday, April 11
Saturday, April 13  
9 a.m.–3 p.m. each day
Educator Workshop: “Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection”
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt. Advanced registration required.

Thursday, April 11 
6:30 p.m.
Lecture: “Dressing the Part: Ritual Costume in the Mesoamerican World”
Presented by Annabeth Headrick, associate professor of art history at the University of Denver. Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt.

For more information, visit The Frist’s website.

Contact: Maggie Carrigan, (615) 744-3351
mcarrigan@fristcenter.org