Virtual Lunch & Learn: Pacific Objects from the Ortiz Collection

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Pacific Objects from the Ortiz Collection

March 25, 12:00 - 1:00pm

The Museum of Anthropology is home to a number of artifacts from the Pacific islands acquired by prolific collector George Ortiz in the 1960s and 1970s.  Ortiz created one of the world’s most prominent private collections of ancient and ethnographic art, but his methods and views made him a controversial collector.  His story is a dramatic example of how a collection’s history and provenance shape its interpretation. In this talk via Zoom, Academic Director Dr. Andrew Gurstelle will discuss the paths these objects traveled to get to the MOA and contemporary issues of heritage and repatriation.  Advance registration is required.  Click here to register.  This program is free and open to the public.