THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE ANCIENT MAYA
Professor Emerita, Department of Art History, University of Illinois-Chicago
Sunday, 2p, January 27th
Reveling in the beaches and nightlife of Cancun and Playa del Carmen…
Sampling scuba diving in Belize…
How many of us have lolled in the sun (or plan to) at those wintertime destinations and regretted never finding the time for the archeological tours of the mysterious Maya whose jaw-dropping pre-Columbian cities lay just a few miles into the jungle?
Now you’ve got the next best thing.
After years of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Native American, Latin American and Pre-Columbian art at UIC, Professor Miller (2A) will present a fully illustrated talk on her specialty. She’ll show and explain some of the astonishing amount of sophisticated architecture and art left behind when from about A.D. 800 to A.D. 900 the Maya inexplicably abandoned their cities.
Virginia’s talk promises to be a fascinating excursion into a rediscovered world of building design, intricately carved monolithic sculpture, and an advanced hieroglyphic writing system. If you’ve been to the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, or Honduras. Virginia’s talk is for you.
OPEN TO THE ENTIRE 3750 COMMUNITY AND THEIR FRIENDS