The Power of Art and the Art of Power in Ancient Central America

Talk | The Wallace Collection

Thursday 10 October 2013 - 14:30 until 15:30

This lecture explores the role of art in the development of complex societies in ancient Central America. Selecting case studies from civilisations in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean Islands, British Museum curator Dr Jago Cooper will examine the inter-related development of artistic traditions and negotiated power over a 2000-year period. He reveals how art forms a crucial mechanism for political control and communication and how it is the driving force behind a stunning array of artistic traditions in the region.

This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London,, W1U 3BN

Entry details

£10

To book, please call 0844 415 4151 (Monday - Friday 9am-5.30pm)

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)