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Feathered Treasures Summer Lectures

The Mayborn Museum Complex Presents
Summer lectures in conjunction with the exhibit
Feathered Treasures: Ceremonial Objects of the Amazon
Dr. Anna Roosevelt
Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago specializing in Amazonia

Maria Velazquez
Attaché to the Consul General of Mexico and art appraiser specializing in feather art

10:00 am – 2:30pm • Saturday, July 8, 2006
Mayborn Museum Complex, Baylor University
1300 S. University Parks Dr.
Costs include museum visit, lectures and exhibit ticket:
Members $6 with lunch; free without lunch.
Non-members $16 with lunch; $10 without lunch

About the speakers

Dr. Anna C. Roosevelt, an anthropologist interested in human evolution and long-term human-environment interaction. A graduate with distinction from Stanford University, Roosevelt received a Ph.D. with distinction from Columbia University. She is currently a professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and was curator of archaeology at the Field Museum of Natural History from 1991 to 2002. Dr. Roosevelt researches human prehistory and land use sustainability in tropical forest Amazonia. She has published six books and 85 articles on the subject and is considered to be one of the world's foremost experts on human life in the Amazon.

For her research, Dr. Roosevelt received a five-year MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Explorers Medal, Gold Medal of the Society of Women Geographers, Order of Rio Branco, the Wings Trust Award, and Bettendorf Medal. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Geographical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Anthropological Association, and others.

The second speaker will be Maria Josefa Velazquez, an expert on feather art. Ms Velazquez has a degree in art history from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and has studied art appraisal at New York University and the University of Maryland. She has worked at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, Historic Archives and Museum, Colegio de las Vizcainas in Mexico City, and taught art history at Centro Universitario de Ciencias Humanas (University Center for the Liberal Arts) in Mexico City. Ms Velazquez has published Los Vascos en Mexico y su Colegio de las Vizcaínas (a catalogue of a collection including over 200 Spanish Colonial art works) First Edition 1987. Second Edition 2006.

Ms Velazquez is Cultural Attaché for the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston and is a professional art appraiser at Art Appraisals Services International, in Kingwood, Texas.

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