Cal State L.A.’s Mesoamerican Symposium to bring together scholars, academics in honor of the late Linda Schele

Symposium to feature exhibit of pre-Columbian art of the M.A.W. Collection

What:  Cal State L.A.’s Art History Society presents the 2015 Mesoamerican Symposium, entitled “In the Realm of the Vision Serpent: Decipherments and Discoveries in Mesoamerica,” which will feature highly regarded keynote speakers and prominent experts.

Who:  The symposium is dedicated to the life and work of renowned scholar of Maya art and writing Linda Schele. She was at the forefront of the decoding of Maya hieroglyphics and made lasting contributions to the evolution of that field. When she passed away in April 1998, she was the John D. Murchison Regents Professor Mesoamerican Conferenceof Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

When:  Friday, April 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Golden Eagle Ballroom at Cal State L.A.

More:  As part of the symposium, there will be a special Mesoamerican Art Exhibit, entitled “Eternal Realms of Revelry,” curated by Dr. John Pohl, featuring pre-Columbian art from the M.A.W. Collection. Opening reception: Friday, April 10, 7 to 9 p.m., at the University’s Fine Arts building in the Fine Arts Gallery.

Where: Cal State L.A. is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. Public (permit dispensers) parking is available on the top level of Parking Structure C. For campus maps and directions:

Info:  General admission is $15, and $10 for students. To register, please email For more about the symposium, go to


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