Q&A

Q&A: Manon Bellet captures “disappearance, change and alteration” in an ephemeral installation

Visitors to Bodies of Knowledge will encounter a large wall affixed with loosely attached burned tissue paper. Titled Brève braises, this interactive work by Manon Bellet will gradually disintegrate over the course of the exhibition as musicians are invited to perform in front of the ephemeral installation. Witness a performance activation on Wednesday, July 24, from 3 to 4 pm with musicians from NOCCA. Read More

Q&A: Understanding the Maya Empire with Jeremy A. Sobloff

Hundreds of years since the Maya solely dominated Mesoamerica, with a network of cities stretching from present-day Northern Mexico southward to the isthmus of Central America, archaeologists continue to unearth mysteries of this ancient empire. Jeremy A. Sobloff, an external professor of the Santa Fe Institute and past president of the Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the sixteenth-annual Tulane Maya Symposium. Museum visitors are invited to the talk during Friday Nights at NOMA on February 15 at 6 pm. Dr. Sobloff spoke with NOMA Magazine about the theme of his lecture, “Is ‘Collapse’ a Useful Term in Understanding Pre-Columbian Maya History?” Read More