Take a break from your day and enjoy a series of virtual presentations over the lunch hour, Thursdays, March 4 – May 6. Hear subject experts discuss various topics related to the National Cowboy Museum Exhibition Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World.
The Craig Mound Lodge is a tableau of powerful living spirit forces. The people of Teotihuacan in the Valley of Mexico, and the people of the lowland Maya world to the east of them, also created tableaus that were eternal performances. David Freidel, Maya archaeologist and professor of anthropology at Washington University, has discovered and documented such performances in Yucatan and northwestern Guatemalan projects. He reviews some of what is known about the beliefs and practices of ancient Mesoamericans through their tableaus in offerings and tombs. This is a virtual event. The program is free, but registration is required. Login information will be sent prior to the event. Register by May 5.