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All Sides Considered: New Research on the Maya Collection

Special Exhibition Gallery
September 8  –  June 2, 2013

A transnational mosaic, a pendant recycled over two thousand years ago, a bowl that sounds like the sea – these are some of the ancient Maya treasures on display in All Sides Considered. The artifacts illustrate the beauty and ingenuity of Maya art, remarkable production techniques, and the value placed on quality materials. Displays also shed light on the modern scientific inquiry that led to these findings. They are the result of extensive collaboration across disciplines and institutions among Maya archaeologists, art historians, epigraphers, geologists, biologists and others.

In Conjunction with the Exhibition:

  • Old Glyphs, New Findings: Tales from a Late Classic Maya Panel
    An Illustrated Talk by Alexandre Tokovinine, Harvard University
    Saturday, September 29, 2012 | 3 pm
  • Behind the Mask: Gaining a Better Understanding of Maya Craftsmanship
    An Illustrated Talk by Reiko Ishihara-Brito, Dumbarton Oaks
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 3 pm