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Film Screening: Dance of the Maize God

Friday, January 23, 2015, 5:30-9:15 p.m.
Join us for a special free film screening of Dance of the Maize God and explore ancient Maya life through vase art and mythology. Dance of the Maize God addresses the history of the Mayan people and issues involved in the collection and study of looted art. Their story is told by villagers, looters, archaeologists, dealers and curators. This very special evening will include a reception before the screening and a panel discussion after the film. Panel includes:

  • Dr. Kaylee Spencer, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art and Art History, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Dr. Brent Woodfill, Affiliated Scholar, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, and Director, Salinas de los Nueve Cerros Archaeological Project
  • Rosey Guthrie, Producer, Dance of the Maize God
  • Moderator: Dr. Phyllis Messenger, Grants Coordinator, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, and President, Maya Society of Minnesota

We will host a small reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Elements (Level 6). Screening will take place at the Science Museum Auditorium (Level 2) at 6:30 p.m. Film is 90 minutes long.

View the trailer

Film screening sponsored by:
Maya Society of Minnesota