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Front Face of a Stela (Free-standing Stone with Relief), 692. Mesoamerica, Guatemala, Department of the Petén, El Perú (also known as Waka'), Maya people (AD 250-900), Classic Period (AD 200-1000). limestone, Overall - h:274.40 w:182.30 cm (h:108 w:71 3/4 inches), Wt: approximately 2500 lbs. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1967.29

Maya Weekend

Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 13, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

About The Event

The Cleveland Museum of Art invites you to attend a weekend of events focused on its Maya collection, particularly Stela 34 from the site El Perú (also known as Waka’). All programs are open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend. 

Sacred Memory and Ritual Revitalization: Remembering Lady K’abel of El Perú—Waka’, a Classic Maya City

Friday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.
Recital Hall
Free, no registration required

In 2012, archaeologist Olivia Navarro-Farr excavated a tomb that probably contains the remains of the royal woman, Lady K’abel, shown on the museum’s Stela 34, which comes from El Perú—Waka’. Dr. Navarro-Farr will present the results of her investigations, including a consideration of how the tomb’s contents relate to the stela’s imagery.  

Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphic Writing

Saturday, September 12, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
$25/$20 CMA members; $10 students
Advance registration required

Due to unexpected emergency, this workshop has been canceled. Those who have signed up will be notified of the rescheduled date when it is determined. For a refund, please call the ticket center at (216) 421-7350. 

In this interactive workshop, archaeologist Phil Wanyerka will introduce basic concepts in Maya hieroglyphic inscriptions during a morning classroom session. In the afternoon, he and Dr. Navarro-Farr will collaborate in a gallery-based exploration of Maya hieroglyphs and art. Workshop registration is limited to 25; registrants will receive a packet of short readings before the workshop.  

CMA Film Series: Breaking the Maya Code

Sunday, September 13, 1:30 PM
$9/$7 CMA members, or one CMA Film Series voucher. 

Breaking the Maya Code tells the story of Maya hieroglyph decipherment from the sixteenth century until 2008, featuring the major international scholars who were pivotal to the effort.