Join Professor George Flaherty in an info session about the exciting new Urban Art and Design in Mexico City study abroad program for art students! Learn more about the program, how to apply, and how to receive funding.
Art History PhD candidate Taylor Bradley leads a guided tour of the exhibition Mechanisms of Affection.
Mary Coffey discusses the themes of her forthcoming book, Orozco’s American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race (Duke 2020).
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
White Zombies and Black Labor: Specters of Slavery and Rebellion in José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization
Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization provides a powerful critique of the Conquest and colonization of the Americas. Yet, it makes no mention of slavery. Mary Coffey will address this silence with a speculative reading that disinters the specters of slavery and rebellion that haunt the mural.
Join Professor Astrid Runggaldier and Program Coordinator Milady Casco in an Info Session about the "Ancient & Colonial Heritage in Latin America: Cultural Treasures of the Maya" Maymester in Guatemala and Belize. Learn more about the program, how to apply, and how to receive funding.
The Mesoamerica Center welcomes the start of the 2019-2020 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series with a talk by David Stuart about his current research identifying one of the key historical figures of Teotihuacan who had a long-lasting impact on Maya art and political history.
Transforming Curatorial Practices for the Evolving Global Museum: The British Museum’s Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World
This talk will explore the making of the British Museum’s Albukhary Foundation Gallery from a curatorial perspective to show how its reconceived narrative – which makes the gallery accessible to all, regardless of any preexisting familiarity with Islam or cultures within the Islamic world – reflects an important epistemic shift in the concept of museum display today.