We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9. Learn more about the free opening weekend celebration and see a full schedule of events celebrating the People’s Collection, reimagined. On Saturday, we anticipate parking to be at capacity throughout the day and encourage carpooling and/or alternative modes of transportation.

Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: Playing with Danger: The Mesoamerican Ballgame

Listen as NCMA curator ngel Gonz¡lez L³pez and Andrew D. Turner, senior research specialist at the Getty Research Institute, give an overview of a popular game in Mesoamerican cultures and societies and discuss its artistic representations, myths explaining its origin, and symbolic implications.

About the speakers 

If you do not receive a confirmation email or for additional questions on the content of this program, email Maria Lopez, manager of film and lecture programs.

We are working to make our online content accessible. If you need live captions or an ASL interpreter or have another request, email Felicia Ingram.

Image: Ballcourt marker from Chiapas, Mexico, with a Maya ballplayer at the center, possibly one of the Hero Twins, Late Classic Period, circa 550—850, stone, 23 — 24 in., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hanes


Sep 09, 2021


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Free; registration required
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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