Calendar and Events
Events on April 18, 2013
6 – 9 p.m.
UNCOVER the mysteries that make up "More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness."
HEAR TALL TALES in the galleries from deceitful docents.
TAKE A PICTURE in our "Truthiness" Tabloid Photobooth.
MANUFACTURE TRUTH by making headlines, literally.
PERCEIVE REALITY with close-up casual magic by The Amazing Hondo.
JOIN THE CLUB and learn the handshake of the Real Engineer's Club.
CLEAR YOUR HEAD to musical acts Benjamin Cartel and Savannah Smith.
Free; refreshments for sale.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Emily Umberger, PhD, professor of art history, University of Arizona, Tucson.
Umberger will explore two types of replications that appear in the modern Aztec corpus. One group consists of Aztec sculptures imitating the images of previous civilizations, and the other consists of more recent, fraudulent reproductions of Aztec art. The Aztecs' versions were displayed in the imperial capital to invoke the authority of the past. These were not meant to deceive; their style of carving and modernizing additions were obvious to knowledgeable viewers. Standing in contrast are 19th- and 20th-century replicas and pastiches, many of which were meant to be accepted as Aztec originals.
Umberger taught for many years at Arizona State University.
Co-presented with the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas.
7 – 9 p.m.
Opening Reception for MAEP artists Allen Brewer and Kristina Estell.
Free and open to the public.