Ancient Americas at LACMA


Nov 17, 2015

A screening of the film Aluna, a documentary about the Kogi tribe, will be taking place at 7:30 on November 17, 2015 at Laemmle's Royal Theater in West Los Angeles. 

In 1990, British filmmaker Alan Ereira made a film, about the Kogi tribe of Sierra Nevada. Hidden on... more

Aug 25, 2015

The Art of the Ancient Americas Department at LACMA has opened a newly installed permanent gallery for materials from West Mexico, northern Mexico, and the American Southwest. With a new layout, new themes, and new objects on display, this gallery showcases the arts of ancient... more

Apr 17, 2015

Friday, April 17 & Saturday, April 18, 2015

A conference at UCLA Royce Hall and the Getty Center

—organized by Jeanette Favrot Peterson (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Kevin Terraciano (University of California, Los Angeles)

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Mar 29, 2015

Trace the history of chocolate from its birthplace in Mesoamerica to its global spread in this free community event.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Consumed by millions and considered a sweet... more

Feb 26, 2015

The AHS (Art History Society at CSULA) is excited for the opportunity to host Ximena Chávez Balderas of Tulane University / Proyecto Templo Mayor for this special presentation on February 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm at California State University, Los Angeles. Since 1978, the Templo Mayor Project has... more

Feb 19, 2015

The symposium in homage to Linda Schele, organized by the Art History Society of California State University, Los Angeles, will take place on April 10 – 11, 2015 in the Golden Eagle Hall at CSULA. Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • David Stuart (UT Austin)
  • Marc Zender (... more
Feb 01, 2015

The Getty Center will be hosting a film screening and panel discussion of the new film, The Dance of the Maize God on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM. The documentary film enters the world of vases to explore ancient Maya life and mythology, as well as the tangled issues involved in... more

Jan 31, 2015

In spite of the popular legend of El Dorado, the conquest of Colombia never quite captured public imagination the way the conquest of Mexico or Peru did. The most valuable source of information, apart from the diverse archaeological remains, comes from Spaniards who looked beyond gold to see the... more

Jan 26, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities is now offering a Summer Institute for School Teachers (K-12) that will take place in Oaxaca, Mexico.

This is a great fellowship opportunity for teachers across the U.S. who wish to increase Mesoamerican content in their courses, delve into... more

Dec 31, 2014

The Art History Society of CSULA is proud to announce this year's Mesoamerican symposium held in honor of the late Linda Schele. In the Realm of the Vision Serpent: Decipherments and Discoveries in Mesoamerica. A Symposium in Homage to Linda Schele will... more

Oct 27, 2014

October 27, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM


  • Janine Gasco (CSU-DH), Anthropogenic Landscapes of Soconusco, Chiapas, Past and Present
  • Richard Lesure (UCLA), The Formative of Central Tlaxcala from a Multiscalar Perspective 
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