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The 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series

El Zotz ceramic vessel

Please join us for the last talk of the semester in the 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series!
Friday April 28th, 4-5 PM, DFA 2.204

The 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series

West Mexico figure

Please join us for the April talk in the 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series!

The 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series

Aztec calendar stone

Please join us for the March talk in the 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series!

The 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series

Xunantunich Castillo

Please join us for the December talk of the 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series!

The 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series

Yucatan barrels of rum

Please join us for the November talk of the 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series!

Ruta Maya Coffee Sponsors The Maya Meetings

Ruta Maya Coffee

We are proud to announce the wonderful news that Ruta Maya Coffee Company has once again offered its support for The Mesoamerica Center and the 2017 Maya Meetings! We have an impressive line-up of workshops and symposium talks, made possible by the endorsement of Ruta Maya Coffee. We are thankful for our Austin neighbors who brings us coffee from the lands of Mesoamerica, and support our Maya Meetings programs for scholarly and public audiences. 

The Art History Collection: hidden objects

moche art collection
Featured in the new book "The Collections" by UT Press: Item #180, Modeled human forearm & leg, Peru, Moche, Early Intermediate

Beyond the galleries, deep behind the closed doors of UT’s hallowed halls, you might stumble upon hidden brains. Or vintage Chanel. Or an eggbeater patented in 1868.

“The secret life of objects at UT,” Andrée Bober calls it, and she should know: She’s spent the last 11 years sifting through 170 million of them.

Director of UT’s Landmarks public art program by day, author and artifact wrangler by night, Bober is the editor of The Collections, a first-of-its-kind sweeping guide to 80 fascinating collections and archives found across the Forty Acres. Often tucked away from the public eye, their holdings feature irreplaceable relics and specimens radical in range—from the Gutenberg Bible to freshwater algae samples to the emerald green curtain dress worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind.

 The Alcalde article: The Collections

Celebrate International Archaeology Day at UT Austin!

Archaeology Day 2015

Would you like to learn more about how archaeologists work with pottery, excavate burials, and find sites through satellite images? Participate in the annual celebration of International Archaeology Day with events and activities for the general public organized by The Mesoamerica Center in the Department of Art and Art History and the Anthropology Department Graduate Student Organization. Events are designed for children (K6), teenagers (K6-12), and adults.All activities are free, but require registration as we have a limited number of spaces! Click this link to register!