Barter, Blood, Beauty: Beads in the Age of Discovery
Dr. Wolfgang Schlink takes us back to the times of Henry the Navigator, a time when critical advances in navigation made Atlantic seafaring possible. We accompany Columbus and Cortés at important bead exchanges. We hear the fate of explorers who took the wrong beads along and check into the motivating forces and the currencies of the Atlantic slave trade. We look into the bead fascination of African tribes, visit the glassmakers of Venice, and examine the history of the chevron and the Nueva Cadiz beads.
$5 for Douglas Society members $5, DAM members $10, $12 others, free for students with valid ID.
Sponsored by The Douglas Society, a DAM support group.