Taking Possession: Imperial Encounters and Re-encounters with Native Meso-America
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
An exhibition of Yale's resources for the study of 16th-century encounters among Europeans and the indigenous peoples of Meso-America and of the early 19th-century re-emergence among European and North American writers of an interest in understanding the culture and history of Aztec, Olmec, and Mayan communities. The exhibition features the Codex Reese, a mid-16th-century manuscript map of the Valley of Mexico that incorporates Nahuatl and Spanish elements. [ca. 150 items]
The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.
Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.