A Day Exploring Andean Culture at the Museum and FAU
Andean Connections: Culture and Nature through Time
Saturday, January 22, 2022 / 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Students (with ID): FREE
Explore the many facets Andean culture with the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Florida Atlantic University during this one-day symposium.
Begin your day at the Museum with a cup of coffee and viewing of Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru. The day continues at FAU with a major symposium that includes performance of Andean music and dance along with lectures by Andean experts in archeology, anthropology, and literature.
- 11:00 am – Keynote lecture The Ancient Andean States: Discontinuities and Continuities via live video by Peruvian Archeologist, Professor, and Author Dr. Henry Tantaleán.
- 12:00 pm – Delve into the FAU-Smithsonian exhibition The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire.
- 1:00 pm – Second keynote lecture by Northwestern University Professor of Anthropology Dr. Mary Weismantel via live video discussing her newly published book “Playing with Things: Engaging the Moche Sex Pots.”
- 2:15 pm – Discover Andean musical traditions with Dr. Candy Hurtado while enjoying a music and dance performance by Kuyayky.
- 3:00 pm – Lastly, learn of FAU scholars’ research on the greater Andean Region:
- Professor Valentina Martinez presents the Manteño civilization of Coastal Ecuador
- Dr. Michael J. Horswell speaks about Ancient Andes in Colonial Spanish literature.
- Dr. Rachel Corr explores the Andean roots of 20th Century Salasacan Culture.
- Dr. Mike Harris examines contemporary Manabi Culture.
Ticket reservations are required for this event
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional in kind support provided by Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.