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6:00 pm

“Myth-Ing Sound: Exploring Markers of Music in Ancient Athenian Vase Paintings” by Danielle Smotherman Bennett

November 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hartford, CT 06106 United States + Google Map

Music features as an important component in a variety of ancient Greek mythological tales, including those portrayed on vases. Athenian vase paintings, however, are a silent medium. This talk demonstrates how images regularly incorporate sound through visual clues inviting viewers to imagine these sensory aspects and how vase painters visually express in different ways music, […]

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7:30 pm

The Looting and Salvage of a Hieroglyphic Staircase in the Palace of La Corona, Guatemala

November 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lecturer: Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire During excavations in the regal palace at La Corona, Guatemala (2013-2016), Lamoureux-St. Hilaire discovered one of two looted Mayan hieroglyphic staircases, along with seven hieroglyphic monuments. This talk will contextualize this discovery within its glorious architectural and historical settings, discuss the looting, and reflect upon the ethical issues associated with museums— […]

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