Middlebury College Museum of Art

News & Events

Saturday, October 29

Rethinking Power and Authority in the Classic Maya Lowlands

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

James Fitzsimmons, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Professor Fitzsimmons examines how the Classic Maya viewed power and the boundaries of their kingdoms. He draws not only upon the written record left to us by ancient texts but also upon examples from his current research at the archaeological site of Zapote Bobal, also known in the first millennium as Hiix Witz, or “Jaguar Hill.” Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, and the Committee on Art in Public Places. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.