Saturday, December 17, 2:00
Celebrate the close of the centennial year with two lectures featuring loans from right here in Ohio. The second lecture in the series features the Human Effigy Pipe, on loan from the Ohio History Connection. The Human Effigy Pipe has been called “the finest known example of prehistoric stone sculpture north of Mexico.” Now on view in the north wing, this ancient, superbly carved Native American pipe allows the museum to celebrate the achievements of the Ohio region’s first artists during its centennial year. Discovered in a Chillicothe mound in 1901, it offers clues to ancient American Indian religious rituals and is among the earliest representations of a human face in the art of indigenous North America. In this lecture, Dr. Brad Lepper, curator of archaeology at the Ohio History Connection, discusses the pipe and its context.
Free, reservations required. Reserve tickets through the box office at (216) 421-7350 or online at engage.clevelandart.org.