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While The Met was closed on Thanksgiving, I celebrated some of my favorite works by indigenous American artists: Giving thanks: Art of the Americas
An upcoming lecture at Sewanee on September 26: This presentation will describe the role of artists in ancient Mexico from the earliest known societies to the sumptuous courtly arts of thriving city-states such as those of the Maya and the Aztec. Archaeologists see only traces of most ancient villages that were teeming with life across the landscapeContinue reading “TALK: Community, Royalty, and Artistry in Ancient Mexico”
MetCollects features Aztec Labret, Serpent with Articulated Tongue.
I’ve got Panama on the brain for the opening of the Gardiner Museum iteration of “Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, Gold, and Ceramics in Ancient Panama.” My talk here. The exhibition here.
I took over the @metmuseum account for an hour to answer questions! See the whole conversation here: https://storify.com/metmuseum/askacurator-with-james-doyle
I found a great old excavation notebook from Venado Beach in our AAOA files. See more at Now at the Met.
Latest addition to Now at the Met, chronicling my journey through Central and South America. Amazing museum and site visits, as seen through my tweets at the time!
While at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, we saw some very special materials made of metal related to our catalog efforts: the offerings in the Cenote of Sacrifice from Chichen Itza, recovered in the early 20th century (Lothrop 1952; see Coggins 1992). We spent quality time with gold disks, especially the meticulousContinue reading “Notes from the Cenote”