Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) Smoke and Mirrors: Thinking with a Ceramic Censer Lid from Teotihuacan

Event Time: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Yale University Art Gallery See map
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Event Description: 
“Theater-type” censer lids are among the most emblematic objects of the Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan, which reached its height between 350 and 650 A.D. Join Sophia Inman Kitlinski, Ph.D. candidate, History of Art, for a close look at one such object in the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection—crafted hundreds of miles farther south, in what is today Guatemala, but in full Teotihuacan style. Learn what insights this collection item, Censer Lid with a Figure in a Bird Costume (A.D. 400–650), can offer us into the multisensory world of ancient Mesoamerican ritual. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.
No registration required; gather by the Public Programs sign in the Gallery lobby.
Space is limited.