Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25.
This week included two afternoon field trips to study the history of art in Peru and the many, but lesser-known, indigenous cultures that preceded the Incas. And, as usual, the week included lectures and quizzes that, although not as picture-friendly as field trips, form an integral part of the routine during the “study” half of SST.
In the Lima Museum of Art, Miguel, the host brother in Maddy’s family, explains a painting from the colonial period.
In the 1500s the Spanish used paintings to teach Christianity in the New World.
The Spanish trained indigenous Peruvians to make European-style paintings, but the painters found ways to incorporate Andean symbols and influence.
At the Larco museum, Miguel Angel, a long-time guide for SST groups, explains differences in pottery styles among the pre-Incan cultures.
1500 years ago the Moche civilization was making highly detailed ceramic faces.
Miguel Angel interprets the figures on a key piece of pottery depicting pre-Columbian divisions of the world.
Students with Miguel Angel in a room with a few thousand extra samples of pre-Columbian ceramics.
Students take a quiz individually …
… before putting their minds together in groups of 3, continuing to attempt questions until they get the right answer for each one.
Popular lecturer Alicia Matta takes questions from students after her presentation on education in Peru.