"Re-discovering" Pre-Columbian Central America: Encountering Early 20th Century Museum Collections in the 21st Century

March 16, 2014

Alexander Benitez, Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University, will offer a talk at Brown University on Friday, April 4 at 4 p.m.

The title of the talk is "Re-discovering" Pre-Columbian Central America: Encountering Early 20th Century Museum Collections in the 21st Century. It will be held in McKinney Conference Room at the Watson Institute for International Studies.

This event is free and open to the public.

Female figure on a feline-effigy bench

Guabal Polychrome (AD 800-1200)

Greater Nicoya region, Costa Rica

 Photo provided by the Central American Ceramics Research Project, George Mason University

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.   Catalog No.  22/8837