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Parrish Lecture: Goblets of Gold: The Context of Sicán Cups in Northern Peru

Dr. Kimberly Jones

Dr. Kimberly Jones

Wayne W. and Frances Knight Parrish Lecture by Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas at the Dallas Museum of Art “Goblets of Gold: The Context of Sicán Cups in Northern Peru”

The Sicán flourished on the northern coast of modern-day Peru from around 750-1350 CE, excelling in metallurgy. The gold goblet, which they produced, conveys a wealth of information about Andean history, from technical advancements to feasting traditions with maize beer.  In this talk, Dr. Kimberly Jones will explore ancient Andean culture through the lens of this glittering object, including comments on the MFA’s prized Effigy Beaker (Kero) on view in the Parrish Gallery.

Dr. Jones specializes in the ancient Andes, with 10 years of archaeological fieldwork in northern Peru. She recently curated the exhibitions Inca: Conquests of the Andes/Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently working on a catalogue of the DMA’s ancient Americas collection.

Before joining the DMA, Dr. Jones was the Cultural Collections Manager at the Texas Memorial Museum and lectured on art history at the University of Texas at Austin and Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She holds her BA, with honors, in history; her MA in Latin American studies; and her PhD in art history from UT-Austin.

The Parrishes donated many of the Museum’s most significant pre-Columbian objects, which are displayed in a gallery named in their honor. Mr. Parrish was a successful publisher of aviation magazines, and Mrs. Parrish was Director of the U.S. Passport Office from 1955-1977.

FREE with Museum admission.  Limited seating.  Reception to follow.  Cash bar.  Register HERE.

Event Details

February 26, 2017

3–4 pm

Event Categories

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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