In the Realm of the Vision Serpent: Decipherments and Discoveries in Mesoamerica

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10/04/2015 - 08:00 to 11/04/2015 - 18:30

This symposium in homage to Linda Schele, organized by the Art History Society of California State University, Los Angeles , promises to be our largest Mesoamerican Symposium to date.  It will take place on April 10 – 11 of 2015 in the Golden Eagle Hall of our campus.  This year is particularly special.  In addition to our highly regarded keynote speakers, we will feature several panels composed of prominent experts in the field of Mesoamerican Studies as well as several Ph.D. candidates.  You may select the panels or presentations you wish to attend (please see the program below).

We are also adding a very special event in conjunction with the 2015 symposium: all attendees and participants are invited to the inaugural viewing of a special Mesoamerican Art exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery at California State University, Los Angeles after the closing of Friday’s Symposium presentations.  The title of the exhibit is: Eternal Realms of Revelry: The MAW Collection of Pre-Columbian Art.  This collection is intended to be donated to California State University, Los Angeles with the intention to be used for educational purposes and to be an integral part of a center for the advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in our campus.

As you all know, events of this nature are costly and the added features of this year’s symposium have added to that expense. However, in an effort to better help cover costs we will implement a door price and a presale price.  The door price will be $20 with no exceptions to category.  Advance purchase will be unchanged as in previous years as follows:

  •  $15 for general admission,
  • $10 for all other University and College students with student ID, and
  •  $5 for CSULA students with student ID

The $5 CSULA student price is made possible by a subsidy of CSULA’s student body through Associated Students, Inc. (ASI).  This will be our 3rd year with no price increase if you pay in advance. The fee is for the whole weekend, both Friday & Saturday (and admission to the inaugural exhibit with reception).

For RSVP and information, please contact us at:  [email protected]

Mesoamerican Symposium

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Art History Society, California State University, Los Angeles, Fine Arts Building, FA228
5151 State University Drive
CA 90032 Los Angeles
United States
US
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