Members Event | Considering Provenance: Case Studies from the Ancient Americas


Members Event | Considering Provenance: Case Studies from the Ancient Americas

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm

One core part of curatorial research is determining provenance: tracking the history of works of art, from the current moment back to their time and place of creation. In this free webinar, Bryan R. Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer of Art of the Ancient Americas, reviews a selection of provenance histories for works from the Museum’s ancient Americas collections. Just considers how such objects accrued meaning and formed complex, entangled relationships within distinct historical contexts. 

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This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar "español" o el idioma de su elección.

A gold cup shaped in the likeness of a man's face, with a square jaw and serious expression
Late Chimú (or Inka), Late Intermediate to Early Horizon, Peru, Aquilla (beaker) previously known as “The Cup of Montezuma,” 1400–1530 BCE. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund. Photo by Emile Askey