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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

Ancient Americas Forum

Date
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Time
12:00 PM–04:30 PM
Ancient Americas Forum

This forum discussion will explore topics tied to the special exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient America  presented by a panel of experts from several disciplines. Panelists include Julie Lauffenburger, Senior Objects Conservator; anthropologist Allen Christenson; and archaeastronomist Anthony Aveni, best known for his theories on the prophesized end of the world in December of 2012. Dorie Reents-Budet will moderate.

Price for all sessions: FREE

12-12:45 p.m.         Ancient Americas Forum: Intro: Dorie Reents-Budet (moderator): exhibition curator of Exploring Art of the Ancient America: The John Bourne Collection Gift

1-1:45 p.m.           The John Bourne Collection: From Private to Public Domain: Julie Lauffenburger, Senior Objects Conservator, The Walters Art Museum

2-2:45 p.m.           In the Footsteps of the Ancestors: Dancing with the Ancient Maya Gods: Allen J. Christenson, Professor in the Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University

3-3:45 p.m.            Maya Apocalypse Soon?: Anthony F. Aveni, Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy, Anthropology, and Native American Studies, Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Sociology & Anthropology, Colgate University

Following the Forum, there will be a booksigning with Anthony Aveni in the Centre Street Lobby.  His book The End of Time is available in the Museum Store 

Add to Calendar 03-17-2012 12:00:00 03-17-2012 16:30:00 15 Ancient Americas Forum This forum discussion will explore topics tied to the special exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient America presented by a panel of experts from several disciplines. Panelists include Senior Objects Conservator Julie Lauffenburger, Anthropologist Allen Christenson, and Archaeastronomist Anthony Aveni, best known for his theories on the prophesized end of the world in December of 2012. Curator Dorie Reents-Budet will moderate. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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