Friday October 9th at 6pm: "Shopping for Artists' Materials in Ancient Rome: Pigment Shops, Pigments, and Product Choice." via Zoom Webinar.
Friday, October 2, 2020
Dr. Hilary Becker: "Shopping for Artists' Materials in Ancient Rome: Pigment Shops, Pigments, and Product Choice"
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Due to the pandemic, we will have a curtailed speaker series for this year:
AIA-MN 2019-20 lectures (all official events are free and open to the public)
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6pm: Hilary Becker, “Shopping for artists’ materials in ancient Rome: pigment shops, pigments, and product choice"
Free and open to the public; co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the University of St. Thomas Department of Art History
+++ this talk will be via Zoom webinar - details to come
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11am: Michelle Damian, "Archaeology through Art: Early Modern Japanese Ship Construction"
++ manner or location of this talk is TBD
Monday, March 30, 2020
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, our April lectures are cancelled and we hope to reschedule them next year.
In the meantime, here are some options for getting your archaeology fix:
The national Archaeological Institute of America has some great resources, including Interactive Digs, the American Journal of Archaeology and Archaeology magazine. And the Minneapolis Institute of Art Vimeo site has a lot of videos, including most of our previous AIA lectures held at Mia.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
John Hale: "From Mastodon Hunters to Moundbuilders: The Peopling of North America" and "Viking Longships: Wolves of the Sea"
|The Great Serpent Mound, Ohio|
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6pm: “From Mastodon Hunters to Moundbuilders: The Peopling of North America,” in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall at Macalester College
Beginning with the pioneering excavation of a prehistoric mound by Thomas Jefferson, researchers have brought to light thousands of ancient sites and artifacts that shed light on the lives – and deaths – of the first Americans. Nomadic hunting groups first reached North America during the Ice Age, more than 10,000 years ago. They brought their dogs with them, and left behind the weapons they used to kill mastodons and other Pleistocene “megafauna”. In later millennia, these tribes began to exploit local flint deposits, explore caves and waterways, and establish settlements from the Arctic Circle all the way south to the mineral springs of Florida. Once women had succeeded in domesticating corn, beans and squash, extensive villages were built to accommodate the booming populations. At sites like Serpent Mound in Ohio and Cahokia in Illinois, extraordinary effigy mounds and other earthworks bear witness to the beliefs and the artistic genius of these first Americans.
This event is free and open to the public; co-sponsored by the Macalester Anthropology Department and the Archaeological Institute of America
- Vikings talk is SOLD OUT: there will be first-come, first-served overflow seating in the Wells Fargo room at Mia
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11am: “Viking Longships: Wolves of the Sea,” in the Pillsbury Auditorium at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
This event is free but all Mia talks are now ticketed – available Jan. 29 - - call 612-870-6323 or online; co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Archaeological Institute of America.
Dr. John R. Hale has more than 35 years of archaeological fieldwork experience and serves as Director of the Liberal Studies Program and the “Individualized Major” in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Johnathan Hardy on “Wēh-Ardašīr and the Ruins of Qasr bint al-Qadi: Christian Architectural Adaptation in the Sasanian Heartland,”
Department and the Archaeological Institute of America.