5 - 9 p.m. March 21, 2014


Join us this Friday night for a special cooking demonstration inspired by Art in Bloom in Cafe NOMA by Chef Chris Montero! We’re also hosting the Keynote Address of Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI) Maya Symposium.

  • 5 – 8 p.m.: Art on the Spot
  • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Music by Arpa Quartet
  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Bounty of Spring: Cooking Demo in Cafe NOMA
  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Maya Symposium: Keynote Address by Dr. Karl Taube

About the Maya Symposium and Keynote Address

This year’s symposium, “On the Maya Trail: Ancient Travelers, Epic Voyages,” will explore the many ways the ancient Maya moved across their landscape, whether for the sake of diplomacy, conquest, commerce, migration, or pilgrimage. The entire symposium will be on March 20-23, 2014 at Tulane University and the New Orleans Museum of Art, and will incorporate a wide variety of topics such as archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics to explore the research being conducted on the ancient Maya civilization. The address will be given by Dr. Karl Taube of the University of California, Riverside who will guide attendees through the rich world of Mesoamerican art. After the lecture, NOMA will host a reception and a tour of its Pre-Columbian art collection.

NOMA and MARI are currently collaborating on an exhibition entitled The Trade of Kings: The Business of Being Maya, scheduled for 2017.

Entrance to the Keynote Address is open to the public and included with museum admission, but registration is required for other symposium events. To learn more about the symposium, please click here.