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David Freidel Lecture [new date!]

Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00pm

Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201

Please join us for a lecture with renowned scholar David Freidel: “Queen Conjurors of the West: A Masterwork in the Dallas Museum of Art”.

Note: this event was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm and will now take place Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm.


Queen Conjurors of the West: A Masterwork in the Dallas Museum of Art  

The ancient Maya stone panel known as La Corona Panel 6 is the single most informative Maya monument dedicated by, and to, the work of queens during the Classic period (200–900 CE). Currently on view at the Dallas Museum of Art, and featured on the cover of Linda Schele and David Freidel’s 1990 publication A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya, the work continues to provoke scholarly discussion as the subject of numerous articles and book chapters.   

Dr. David Freidel will revisit this masterpiece in a talk given on the occasion of the reinstallation of the Indigenous American Art galleries at the DMA. In addition to an overview of the extant knowledge of texts and imagery from this effigy throne pillow, Freidel will present a new argument regarding the great god image depicted on the monument.   

This lecture is co-presented by the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art. Tickets online

Image: La Corona Panel 6, 731 CE. Maya. Limestone. Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Mayer, 1988.15.McD.



This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

To reserve your ticket, visit:

Tickets reserved for the original Thursday date are still valid for the new Tuesday date.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students


Arts & Culture


art history, lecture


Arts, Humanities, and Technology, Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History


Contact Information
Heather Bowling
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