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THE COLLECTORS CIRCLE PRESENTS: Vital Stones, Color Form, and Meaning in Mesoamerican Carved Greenstones

Please join us for Vital Stones, Color Form, and Meaning in Mesoamerican Carved Greenstones presented by Dr. Megan E. O’Neil, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Emory University.

Megan E. O’NeilPh.D., Assistant Professor of Art History at Emory University and Faculty Curator of the Art of the Americas at the university’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, is a specialist in ancient Maya and other Mesoamerican cultures. She received her doctorate in the history of art from Yale University. One aspect of her research focuses on ancient Maya creation of and engagement with stone sculptures, explored in her first book, Engaging Ancient Maya Sculpture at Piedras Negras, Guatemala (Oklahoma). She also published a revised edition of Maya Art and Architecture (Thames and Hudson), co-authored with Mary Miller, and The Maya was recently released by Reaktion Books. She has published multiple articles in journals and edited volumes about Maya sculpture, painting, and ceramics that address topics such as iconoclasm, touch and tactility, and materiality, as well as histories of collecting and the reception of Mesoamerican art and culture into the modern day.

Open to everyone
Free for MFA members, Collectors Circle members, or with the cost of admission

Event Details

October 12, 2022

7–8 pm

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Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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