Wednesday Series: Art in Context

Precious Adornments: Figurines in the Ancient Andes
Kimberly Jones, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas, Dallas Museum of Art
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:30 PM

About this lecture series: These lectures introduce the permanent collection and selected exhibitions on view at the Kimbell.

About this lecture: This talk will focus on small-scale humanlike figurines from early pre-Inca cultures along the western coast and highland Andes of modern-day Peru. These anthropomorphic figurines—created in clay, wood, stone, bone, or shell—range in size from miniature pendants to doll-like effigies. Some of these precious objects were worn, and some were adorned with textiles, shell inlay, or precious stones, thus reflecting differences in their function, value, and meaning.

Free; no reservations required.  Seating is limited.

Kahn Auditorium

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