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November 07, 2012

A Special Art Discussion for Kendal Members and Residents

Many Kendal residents and members are engaged in activities like table tennis and tai chi, while others prefer spending leisure time pursuing artistic activities like exploring Oberlin’s theatrical productions, art galleries and music venues.

Kendal Northern Ohio is proud to announce that Susan Bergh, Curator of Pre-Columbian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will speak about the current exhibition “Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes” Tuesday, November 13 at 7:15 p.m. in the Heiser Auditorium. The event is free, and open to the public.

The Wari were a prehistoric tribe widely regarded today as ancient Peru’s first empire. The Wari forged a complex society in Peru between the years 600 and 1,000, long before the Inca, yet the Wari are a virtually unknown episode in ancient American history. The Wari had no written language and used works of art as a means of communicating their ideas about the human, natural and supernatural world.

“Wari: Lords of the Ancient Indes” is organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, where it opened October 28. It’s the first exhibition of its kind in North America and is comprised of 150 startlingly beautiful art works in all major Wari media, including:

  • Masterful ceramics
  • Precious ornaments made of inlays or gold and silver
  • Sumptuous garments

Following its Cleveland debut, “Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes” will travel to the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX.

For more information about the exhibit, visit the Cleveland Museum of Art online. For more information about the Kendal event, contact Kendal at Oberlin.

Photo: Cleveland Museum of Art


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