BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURE SERIES
August 22 - "Luxuries in Aztec Life"
Dr. Frances Berdan
Dep. of Anthropology, CSU San Bernardino
The Aztecs were meticulous and skilled artisans. Their finest works of art were stunning feathered adornments and intricate turquoise stone mosaics, of which only a handful still exist today. Drawing on these material remains and ethnohistoric documents, this powerpoint lecture explores the manner in which these exquisite objects were made and used in the diverse and dynamic Aztec world.
Dr. Frances Berdan has authored or co-authored 14 books and more than 100 articles on Aztec and Colonial Mexican culture, economy, and society.
September 12 - "Galileo Galilei"
Ken Drummond & Ray Yeager
Noted 17th century astronomer Galileo will make a rare appearance, courtesy of Ken Drummond. He will discuss his many astronomical discoveries and demonstrate a few of his ground breaking inventions. This will be followed by a Powerpoint presentation entitled " A Tour of the Night Sky " by Ray Yeager featuring the latest photos of the solar system and beyond.
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Admission; $ 5.00, Museum members free
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