Ancient and Living Maya Through the Photographic Lens

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Start:
September 18, 2012
End:
December 14, 2012
Cost:
Free
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Venue:
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
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+1.919.962.2435
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301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Ancient and Living Maya Through the Photographic Lens

Two Men in Ceremonial Hats
Zinacantán, Chiapas, Mexico ca. 1952
Photo by Justin Locke
Courtesy George E. Stuart

This exhibition includes twenty large photographic images of Maya peoples and sites taken by National Geographic staff members while on assignment. Dating from the 1950s on, the photogaphs are from the collection of George E. Stuart ’75 PhD, former National Geographic archaeologist. Lowland and highland Maya garments and textiles from the same period are also part of the display.

Exhibition reception October 26, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. with talk by curator George E. Stuart, followed by contemporary Maya poetry readings.

The FedEx Global Education Center is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Multimedia
Video: Ancient and Living Maya Through the Photographic Lens
Video: Contemporary Maya Poetry Reading
Exhibition poster: Ancient and Living Maya Through the Photographic Lens
Poster: 13 Bak’tun: New Maya Perspectives in 2012
Photos: Exhibition Viewing and Poetry Reading

Resources
Symposium Website
News Article
: UNC Global News (August 2012)
News Article: UNC News Services (September 2012)

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