Ancient and Living Maya Through the Photographic Lens

September 18–December 14, 2012
FedEx Global Education Center Galleries

This exhibition includes twenty large photographic images of Maya peoples and sites taken by National Geographic staff members while on assignment. Dating from the 1950s on, the photogaphs are from the collection of George E. Stuart (UNC Ph.D. 1975), former National Geographic archaeologist. Lowland and highland Maya garments and textiles from the same period are also part of the display.

Exhibition reception October 26, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. with talk by curator George E. Stuart, followed by contemporary Maya poetry readings.

Ancient and Living Maya in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Archaeological Discovery, Literary Voice, and Political Struggle

October 8, 2012–January 27, 2013
Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room | Wilson Library

The Stuart Collection and other holdings in the Rare Book Collection tell the story of European peoples’ discovery of Maya sites and Maya languages and literary traditions, alongside the dramatic political history of the region and the Maya struggle for autonomy.

Exhibition reception October 25, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. followed by keynote lecture by Victor Montejo.