With Stephen Houston I revisited the famed “Cosmic Plate” for Maya Decipherment.
New Essay on Olmec Art at The Met’s Timeline of Art History.
Check out three new videos about iconic Maya works in The Met’s collection, here.
Now available for download on Publications page.
New contribution up on Now at the Met.
While The Met was closed on Thanksgiving, I celebrated some of my favorite works by indigenous American artists: Giving thanks: Art of the Americas
Closing Sept. 18th! If you can’t make it to The Met, all exhibition works are online, and the catalogue is for sale below. http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2015/design-for-eternity
An upcoming lecture at Sewanee on September 26: This presentation will describe the role of artists in ancient Mexico from the earliest known societies to the sumptuous courtly arts of thriving city-states such as those of the Maya and the Aztec. Archaeologists see only traces of most ancient villages that were teeming with life across the landscapeContinue reading “TALK: Community, Royalty, and Artistry in Ancient Mexico”
My book will come out in 2017 with Cambridge University Press. Architecture and the Origins of Preclassic Maya Politics ISBN: 9781107145375 From the Press: Architecture and the Origins of Preclassic Maya Politics highlights the dramatic changes in the relationship of ancient Maya peoples to the landscape and to each other in the Preclassic period (c.2000Continue reading “BOOK: Architecture and the Origins of Preclassic Maya Politics – May 2017”
New blog, Creativity on the Maya Periphery: A Chamá-Style Vase at The Met, now up at Now at the Met.