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Maya, Head of a Ruler from an Incensario, 600–900, earthenware with paint, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Accessions Endowment Fund.

Lost Histories of the Ancient Maya: The Secrets of Museum Collections

Monday, Apr 28, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions


Presented by Cara Grace Tremain, University of Calgary.

Archaeological excavations of ancient Mayan cities have been taking place since the 19th century, and many spectacular discoveries have been uncovered in these deep, remote, jungle locations. However, it is within the museum collections that hold these magnificent discoveries that the story of the Maya can be retold. Archaeologist Cara Grace Tremain explores the secrets revealed by Mayan objects in museum collections, including the MFAH, which were once part of the daily lives of the ancient Maya.

A reception to meet the speaker follows the program.

Reserve your free ticket in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button above and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Special thanks to Adept Word Management for transcription services.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.