Denver Museum – next stop for big Maya art exhibition

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Nice to see this impressive exhibition is coming to my “hometown”. “An exhibition on the Maya civilization will be at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science from Feb. 14 to Aug. 24. Featured will be artifacts, many on display for the first time, and immersive walk-in environments, like re-creations of a sacred cave. Replica murals will depict scenes of life and warfare in ancient Maya society, and hands-on activities will include deciphering glyphs and conducting virtual excavations.”

After I have a chance to see the exhibition in person, I’ll report back here on what I saw.

Congress of Maya Epigraphers – May 2014

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From Anthropologist Bruce Love

Maya Revival
Today’s Maya regaining their history and culture by learning the glyphs and calendars of their ancestors and spreading the knowledge in their own communities.

CONGRESS OF MAYA EPIGRAPHERS* In May, 2014, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, our organization MAM is co-sponsoring a week-long all-Maya conference with workshops, classes, lectures, and site visits for 110 Maya participants, including two teams of Maya teachers. Mayas teaching Mayas, our goal. Mayas will come from three countries, Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, to participate and take what they learn home to their own indigenous communities to spread and instill that knowledge among the Maya-speaking population. Your contributions will make this congress possible, providing transportation and meals, charter buses, vans, teaching materials and workbooks.

Learn how you can contribute to a fund which will assist Maya participants to this congress. Bruce Love said, “Your contributions will make this congress possible, providing transportation and meals, charter buses, vans, teaching materials and workbooks.”

Learn Spanish and Mayan among the Maya in Guatemala & Belize

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Spring 2015 – Join Students from around the world to learn about Latin America, Mesoamerica, and Maya Writing at Casa Herrera, The University of Texas at Austin’s center for learning and scholarship in the heart of Antigua, Guatemala. (According to Dr. David Stuart, the program is open to non-UT Students as well.) 

From the website: “Casa Herrera brings interrelated disciplines together to study Pre-Columbian art, archaeology, history and culture in a historically significant and picturesque setting. The facility, which dates to 1680, is one of the great, original houses of colonial Antigua. As part of this semester study abroad program, students take courses from a UT faculty, and experience culture through intensive language at a local language school. All classes are taught in English. In addition, students  have the opportunity to learn Spanish or Kaqchikel Maya language.” Details here: http://www.utmesoamerica.org/casa/spring-2015

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