Lunchtime Lecture

A Concurrent Study of Two Maya Incensarios


Elena Mars, Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Objects Conservation

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium

Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries. 

Many Pre-Columbian objects are categorized solely by their iconography, given that there is little documentation of when and where they were retrieved. To combat this, conservators and conservation scientists perform technical analysis to provide a deeper understanding of these objects and to inform how they are conserved and exhibited. Join Elena Mars, the CMA’s Samuel H. Kress Fellow in objects conservation, as she discusses her study of two painted earthenware Maya incensarios (incense burner supports) and how she used a variety of techniques to determine their authenticity. 

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, and Eva and Rudolf Linnebach. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., the Giant Eagle Foundation, and Roy Smith.