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.