Collector and Latin American scholar David S. Irving will speak on the Mapuche, or Araucanian, people who are indigenous to the south-central regions of Chile and Argentina. European introductions influenced Mapuche history and culture in profound ways. Important among these were sheep and the technology of metal working. Over time the Mapuche became renowned for their artistry in weaving and silversmithing. One of the major indigenous groups today, the Mapuche remain largely unknown outside of Chile and Argentina.
Free for Alianza members, $3 for students with current ID, $5 for DAM members, $10 for others.
For information, call 303-361-9445.
Sponsored by the Alianza de las Artes Americanas, a DAM support group.