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Gallery Talks

Arthur Dunkelman, Curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection, will lead gallery talks on the exhibition.

  • June 15, 2005 at 12:00 noon - Native Traditions
  • June 22, 2005 at 12:00 noon - Encounters
  • June 29, 2005 at 12:00 noon - Pirates and trans-Atlantic trade

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Bercht, Fatima, Estrellita Brodsky, John Alan Farmer, and Dicey Taylor, eds. Taíno: Pre-Columbian Art and Culture from the Caribbean. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1997.

Bunson, Margaret R. and Stephen M. Bunson. Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesoamerica. New York: Facts on File, 1996.

De Vorsey, Louis, Jr. Keys to the Encounter: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of the Age of Discovery. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1992.

Defoe, Daniel. A General History of the Pyrates. (First edition, 1724.) London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1974.

Fernández-Armesto, Felipe. The Americas. New York: Modern Library, 2003.

Hébert, John R., ed. 1492: An Ongoing Voyage. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1992.

Honour, Hugh. The New Golden Land: European Images Of America From The Discoveries To The Present Time. New York: Pantheon Books, 1975.

Miller, Mary Ellen and Karl Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion. London: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

Miller, Mary Ellen. The Art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. Admiral Of The Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1942.

Pagden, Anthony. Lords of All the World: Ideologies of Empire in Spain, Britain, and France, 1492-1830. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Schwartz, Seymour I and Ralph E. Ehrenberg. The Mapping Of America. Secaucus: Wellfleet Press, 2001.

Thomas, Hugh, Conquest: Montezuma, Cortés, and the Fall of Old Mexico. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.

Thomas, Hugh. Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire from Columbus to Magellan. New York: Random House, 2004.

Viola, Herman J. Seeds of Change: A Quincentennial Commemoration. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

National Gallery of Art. Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

Williams, Eric. From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969. New York: Vintage Books, 1984.

For Young Readers

Bateman, Penny. Great Civilizations: Aztecs and Incas, A.D. 1300-1532. New York: Franklin Watts, 1988.

Braman, Arlette N. Secrets of Ancient Cultures: The Maya. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2003.

Hakim, Joy. A History of US: The First Americans. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. Signet Classics, 1998.

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