"Kay Pacha: Reciprocity with the Natural World Conference"

Kay Pacha: Reciprocity with the Natural World Conference

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Free & Open to the Public
Registration Required

Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Dr, Miami, FL 33146

Parking Map

This symposium, featuring specialists in ancient Andean art and archaeology, will present the latest research on objects from the exhibit that speak to Andean relationships with the natural world. The symposium, open to the general public, will be followed by an opportunity for the audience and scholars to enter into a conversation about the different values we can bring to understanding our delicate ecosystems.

The Kay Pacha Exhibition Symposium is presented in co-sponsorship with the Center for the Humanities, the Department of Anthropology, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Miami Institute for the Americas, and the University of Miami Libraries.




Registration and Coffee


Welcome Remarks

Traci Ardren
, University of Miami


Richard Burger, Yale University


Lucy Salazar
, Yale University

Cupisnique Religious Cosmology and the Origin of Fine Ceramic Art in the Central Andes


Mary Glowacki, Bureau of Archaeological Research, Florida Department of State 

The Head as the Seat of the Soul: A Medium for Spiritual Reciprocity in the Early Andes

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

Boxed lunches provided with advance registration, museum open for visitation


William J. Pestle, University of Miami

Dressing for Death in the Ancient Andes


Margaret A. Jackson, University of New Mexico

Animals are Good to Think: Zoomorphism in Moche Art

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Coffee Break


Rebecca R. Stone, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University

Balancing the Worlds: A Wari Tunic Fragment and Related Textiles in the Lowe Art Museum


Gary Urton, Harvard University

The Mystery of the Missing Knots on Two Khipus in the Lowe Art Museum


 Conference adjourns