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CT scans reveal mysterious figures in Malian terracotta

Recent research into a Malian terracotta architectural model by a Djenne artist, circled at the base with serpent figures and currently on view in NOMA’s François Billion Richardson Gallery of African Art, provides an example of how science can enhance a deeper analysis of a piece of sculpture. Read More

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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

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Dickie Landry to perform solo saxophone concert on May 2

Louisiana-born saxophonist, artist, photographer, and composer Dickie Landry will perform one of his legendary site-specific SOLO concerts in tribute to the work of Keith Sonnier and Tina Girouard on Thursday, May 2, from 6 – 8 pm. Landry will play the tenor saxophone to explore the textures and abstract layers of sound within NOMA’s iconic architecture. Admission required. Read More