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Expressions of Power: Material Symbols in the Americas

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 4:30pm

The 16th Annual Hutchison Lecture Co-Presentedby the Patronato Plata del Perú

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Luminescence: The Silver of Peru

Delivered by Dr. Anthony Shelton, Exhibition Curator and Director of the UBC Museum of Anthropology

This lecture will focus on the power of materials to evoke world views, which legitimate the power of their owners and the political hierarchies on which they were dependent. Similarities and differences will be described between the way rare natural materials were conceived in pre-Hispanic Mexico and Peru and how these were reconceptualised after the Spanish conquest.


University College, Room 140, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto
6-7pm: Reception to follow at University of Toronto Art Centre