Merienda: Cassandra Mesick, Curator of Global Indigenous Art at the Spencer Museum of Art - "Building Buildings: A Cultural Geography of Ancient Maya Architecture in Guatemala"

Cassandra Mesick, Curator of Global Indigenous Art at the Spencer Museum of Art
The Center's Merienda lectures, held most Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters, provide an opportunity for invited students, faculty, community members and visiting scholars to share their experiences and research in Latin America. The speakers represent a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Presentations typically last 40-45 minutes and allow for audience questions at the end. A simple lunch of rice and beans is served. Meriendas take place in Bailey Hall, Room 318 from 12:00-1:00pm.
March 28, 2013
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Bailey Hall, 318
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