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Ancient Americas Forum

Saturday, March 17, 2012
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 

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