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“Popol Vuh and the Hero Twins in Mesoamerica and the US Southwest” Tour

August 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

TOUR FULL – WAITING LIST    On Sunday, August 20, 2023, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Popol Vuh and the Hero Twins in Mesoamerica and the US Southwest” tour led by Mary Jo McMullen and Allen Dart at Tucson Museum of Art (TMA), 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson. This tour will be held from 1:00-2:30 p.m. with a requested donation of $20 ($16 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and S’edav Va’aki Museum Foundation members) supports Old Pueblo’s education programs about archaeology and traditional cultures.

Sidestepping Tucson’s August heat, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s comfortable indoor tour this month will be at the Tucson Museum of Art downtown, led by TMA docent (and Old Pueblo member) Mary Jo McMullen. The new “Popol Vuh and the Maya Art of Storytelling” exhibit in TMA’s Kasser Wing focuses on art and lore related to the Popol Vuh, a narrative of the K’iche Maya about the origins of the world and heroic twin brothers who descended to the underworld to conquer Death. Archaeologist Allen Dart will comment on precontact images in the US Southwest that may depict elements of the Hero Twins story, and will assist Mary Jo in answering questions about the Popol Vuh exhibit and two others included in the tour: “Art of the Ancient Americas” and “Enduring Legacies: The James T. Bialac Indigenous Art Collection.” We encourage participants to visit TMA’s other galleries and gift shop after the tour since the donation to Old Pueblo provides entry fee to all of the Museum’s galleries. Tour is limited to 20 people.

Donation prepayments are required 10 days after reservation request or by 5 pm Thursday August 17, whichever is earlier: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

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Caption: Clockwise – Photos of the Tucson Museum of Art and images from its 2023 Popol Vuh, Enduring Legacies, and Art of the Ancient Americas galleries, courtesy of TMA


August 20, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Allen Dart


Tucson Museum of Art
140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ United States
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