Cahokia's Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink, and the Underworld

Cahokia's Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink, and the Underworld

In the fertile floodplain of the Mississippi River, 10,000 to 20,000 people built and lived at Cahokia from 1050 to 1200 CE. Another 20,000 to 30,000 people occupied the surrounding farmlands and smaller ceremonial precincts in the region. This great center of human activity, one of the first cities in North America, impacted people across the Midwest and Southeast.

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey and Spurlock Museum open the exhibit Cahokia’s Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink, and the Underworld on January 30. The objects in this exhibit are from Cahokia and nearby sites. They demonstrate the skills and perspectives of this civilization’s artists, farmers, priests, and leaders. The exhibit runs through May 20. Come see well-known artifacts including the Birger Figure.Museum open, Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and university holidays

On April 27, the conference Ancient Cahokia Future Visions celebrates 150 years of research at the University of Illinois by bringing together world renowned scholars, advocates, and dignitaries to discuss North America's first city: Cahokia. Learn more at the conference website.

 

 

Date and Time: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri May 18 2018 .
01/31/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/01/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/02/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/07/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/08/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/09/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/14/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/15/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/16/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/21/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/22/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/23/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
02/28/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/01/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/02/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/07/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/08/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/09/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/14/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/15/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/16/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/21/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/22/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/23/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/28/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/29/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
03/30/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/04/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/05/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/06/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/11/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/12/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/13/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/18/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/19/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/20/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/25/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/26/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
04/27/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
05/02/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
05/03/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
05/04/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
05/09/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
05/10/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
05/11/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
05/16/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
05/17/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
05/18/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Event Information
Location: 
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St.
City: 
Urbana
For More Information
Event Phone: 
217-333-2360
Web Site: 
http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu
Email Address: 
spurlock-museum@illinois.edu
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