The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology presents "Weaving Generations Together: Evolving Creativity of the Mayan of Chiapas," a new exhibition that explores Mayan weaving tradition and style.
The exhibition opens Sept. 30, beginning with a lecture at 7 p.m. at Hibben Hall. Author and guest curator, Patricia Greenfield, shares her research on weaving style within the Zinacantán culture. Greenfield received her Ph. D. from Harvard University and is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
On Oct. 1, a photographic tour into daily life in Chiapas begins at 5 p.m. with award-winning photographer Lauren Greenfield, Patricia Greenfield's daughter. Lauren is widely considered one of America's most acclaimed chroniclers of youth culture. She was selected to the list of American Photos Magazine's 100 most influential people in photography.
Following the photo tour, the evening continues with the viewing of hundreds of original textiles. Refreshments will be served.
The final event, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m., allows visitors to explore Maya life firsthand by grinding corn, spinning wool and other family fun activities.
All events will be held at the Maxwell Museum except for the lecture, and are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Mary Beth Hermans at (505) 277-1400.
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Maxwell Museum Presents a New Exhibition on Mayan Weaving
September 29, 2010