The Art of Teotihuacan

Jan 26, 2019, 1pm

This event is sold out. No-show tickets will be available 5 minutes before start time (12:55 pm) at the Visitor Services desk in Greenbaum Lobby on a first come, first served basis.

1-2:30 pm
Ticket price includes admission to Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire

The Art of Teotihuacan is the third and final session in a lecture series with archaeologists, art historians, and curators who have worked extensively on the site and whose artifacts can be seen in Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire.

Diana Magaloni (Director of the Program for Art of the Ancient Americas, Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Matthew H. Robb (Chief Curator, Fowler Museum at the University of Los Angeles) will each present 30-minute lectures on their research and provide insight on the murals seen at Teotihuacan and the curatorial process of this exhibition. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
 
Dr. Diana Magaloni is a renown art historian, author, and conservator. She is currently the Deputy Director, Program Director and Dr. Virgina Fields Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was formerly the Director of the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City (2009-2013) and has served as researcher and professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas UNAM since 1991, where she has specialized in indigenous modes of representation and the nature and meaning of the materials used to create ancient mural paintings and painted books. She has curated numerous exhibitions, her last exhibit Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time received the 2018 Award for Excellence, recognizing groundbreaking new scholarship in the field by the American Association of Museum Curators. 
 
Dr. Matthew H. Robb is the Chief Curator of the Fowler Museum at the University of Los Angeles. He was the first curator of the Arts of the Americas at the de Young Museum in San Francisco where he curated Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire and edited the accompanying catalog. Robb earned an undergraduate degree in 1994 from Princeton University, a master’s degree in 1999 from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in 2007 from Yale University, where his thesis on the apartment compounds of Teotihuacan was awarded the Frances Blanshard Fellowship Fund Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation in the History of Art.
 
 
Image: Circular relief, 300–450. Stone. Museo Nacional de Antropología / INAH, 10-81807. Archivo Digital de lasColecciones del Museo Nacional deAntropología / INAH-CANON.

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