Mayan Burial Urns

Lowell Lecture

Gallery Talk: "Roots of Mexico"

Date & Time

Aug. 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

The cultural region of Mesoamerica was home to numerous flourishing civilizations before the Spanish conquest of the New World. In this talk we will explore the ritual practices of three early civilizations: the Olmecs, the Mayans, and the Aztecs. By tracing common views of their world, we will be able to see how each civilization built on the legacy of the other. Join guest lecturer Christine Garnier as we look closely at different ritual objects from pre-Columbian societies.