Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wells Fargo Room
Each spring, the Aztec emperor and allied kings from the Valley of Mexico made a pilgrimage to a distant mountaintop shrine to enthrone the rain god Tlaloc, summon the rain clouds, and usher in the annual time for planting and cultivation. This lecture by Richard Townsend of the Art Institute of Chicago will portray these royal rites of renewal with an exploration of Aztec archaeological sites, sculptures, and illuminated pages from early 16th century pictorial manuscripts.
$10, $5 MIA members. Free for Members of the African Art Affinity Group.