Library & Framingham State Host Nazca Lines – Decolonizing Interpretation of Very Large Geoglyphs in Peru

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Library and Framingham State University have teamed up for another Lifelong Learning Lecture: Nazca Lines on Thursday, May 6 titled Decolonizing Interpretation of Very Large Geoglyphs in Peru.

The 7 p.m. lecture will be presented by Yumi Park Huntington, Associate Professor of Art History, Framingham State University.

The Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, are a group of large geoglyphs engraved on the ground between 500 BCE and 500 CE. They were rediscovered in the early 20th century. Many approaches to understanding these Nazca Lines have been developed from relatively Eurocentric perspectives.

Today, art historians seek to decolonize the study of ancient American arts.

This lecture provides an overview of the most current research on the Lines and gives an appreciation for Nazca culture, ritual ceremony, and material creations.

If you have not previously registered for a Lifelong Learning Lecture, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures by 5 p.m. on May 6.

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