Monday, August 8, 2022

Members Event | Considering Provenance


Members Event 



Considering Provenance: Case Studies from the Ancient Americas 
Wednesday, August 17, 5:30 p.m. (ET) 


Stream it live  

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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Please note that registration is required to attend this virtual event, which is open exclusively to members. You can set up your free membership here.  

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. 



Image credit:

Late Chimú (or Inka), Late Intermediate to Early Horizon, Peru, Aquilla (beaker) previously known as “The Cup of Montezuma,” 1400–1530 CE. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund. Photo by Emile Askey