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Watery Visions and Tales of the Sea: The Fiery Pool at the Kimbell Art Museum

Adam Herring, associate professor of art history in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, will present “Water Visions and Tales of the Sea: The ‘Fiery Pool’ at the Kimbell” as part of the Museum’s “Art in Context” series, on Wednesday, September 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the Kimbell Art Museum’s auditorium.

In this free lecture, Herring will present a brief introduction to the ancient Maya and discuss ways of understanding Maya art, focusing on a selection of works that illustrate the various themes addressed in the special exhibition Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea.

Herring has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the 2006 Vasari Award (for Art and Writing in the Maya Cities, AD 600–800) from the Dallas Museum of Art, a Faculty Research Fellowship (2003–2004) from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Frances Blanshard Dissertation Prize (1999) from the Department of the History of Art at Yale University. He is currently working on his second book titled, Visual Facts, Visual Acts: Rhetorics of Art, Space, and Culture in Inca Perú.

Kimbell Art Museum hours are Tuesdays–Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fridays, noon–8 p.m.; Sundays, noon–5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451. Web site is

*Admission to the permanent collection is always free.
**Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea opens August 29.

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