Mantle with Hummingbird Design
The intricately embroidered wool hummingbirds on this burial shroud suggest that it was made for a high-ranking member of the Nasca society. This brightly colored piece is part of Krannert Art Museum's extensive collection of works from the Americas.
Peru, Nasca (ca. 100 BCE). Mantle with hummingbird design (detail). Cotton, alpaca wool. Gift of Fred Olsen and the Art Acquisition Fund 1967-29-56. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.
Practicing in the Amphitheatre
Students, staff, and faculty members had to improvise to maintain safety protocols while holding classes, practicing, building technique, and adhering to rehearsal schedules. The Department of Dance, the Department of Theatre, and the School of Music booked slots in Krannert Center's Amphitheatre in 2020 and 2021.