Docent Lecture, From Here to Eternity: Honoring our Ancestors in Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Martha Walker

Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw, 761 AD

Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw, 761 AD, Mexico or Guatemala, southern lowlands. Limestone, 233.7 x 114.3 x 7.6 cm (92 x 45 x 3 in.), Museum purchase, gift of Mrs. Paul L. Wattis, 1999.42

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How and why do we remember our ancestors? Do we know who they are? This presentation starts to answer those questions as it explores how African, Mesoamerican, and Oceanic cultures revere their ancestors through art.

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This lecture is free to the public. Museum admission is not required. No reservations required.
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