NKU Museum of Anthropology presents 'Ceramic Traditions of Mexico' exhibit

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Wednesday – Sept. 26, 2012

NKU Museum of Anthropology Presents
'Ceramic Traditions of Mexico' Exhibit

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University Museum of Anthropology will co-host an opening reception for “Ceramic Traditions of Mexico: Yesterday and Today,” on Friday, Sept. 28, from 4-6:30 p.m.

The exhibit, located in Room 200 of the Landrum Academic Center, highlights pre-Columbian ceramics on loan from the collections of Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia in Mexico City and contemporary Mata Ortiz pottery from the collections of the NKU Museum of Anthropology.

The Honorable Juan Solana, consul general of Mexico, will make brief remarks at the reception and the NKU Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform.

The exhibit is part of NKU’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities and will provide students and the broader community exposure to other cultures.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Latino Affairs, Museum of Anthropology, International Education Center, Honors Program and the departments of sociology/anthropology/philosophy, history and geography, world languages and literature. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Additionally, Dr. Marcie Venter, an archaeologist specializing in Mesoamerica, will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at noon in Landrum room 506. Her presentation is titled “Changing Uses of Ceramic Incensarios in Mesoamerica from Prehistory and the Colonial Period to the Modern Day.”

Faculty, staff, students and classes are all invited and the museum will be open following the talk. This presentation is part of the museum’s ongoing Sandwiched In Series – informal 25-minute talks on topics of interest during the noon hour.

The Museum will be open extended hours from Sept. 28 through Oct. 9:

  • Sept. 28: 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 1: 9-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.
  • Oct. 2: 1-5 p.m.
  • Oct. 3: 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:45-2 p.m.
  • Oct. 4: 8-10 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 5: 1-4 p.m.
  • Oct. 7: noon to 2 p.m
  • Oct. 8 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 9: 1-3 p.m.

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