Friday Evening Lecture: "Maya Artists in Action: Materials and Meanings"


Fri Jun 02 2023 at 06:00 pm


Kimbell Art Museum | Fort Worth, TX

Have you ever wondered how Maya artists created their works thousands of years ago?
Laura Filloy Nadal, associate curator, Arts of the Ancient Americas at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present our next Friday Evening Lecture, “Maya Artists in Action: Materials and Meanings.”
Maya artists created extraordinary works of art destined for kings, queens, courtiers, patrons, gods and goddesses, and selected audiences. They chose specific materials to create large and small objects full of meaning and with complex symbolic language. On occasion, these substances were conceptualized as manifestations of the sacred, and the creative process was seen as divinely inspired.
Looking into the past from the present, we will dive into the creative aspect, the materials chosen, and the technical decisions made by the Maya artists of the Classic period (300–900 BC), along with the context in which the different objects were used.
Join us on Friday, June 2, at 6 pm for this free lecture. No registration is required.
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Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd,Fort Worth,TX,United States

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