MARY MILLER, Yale University

Mary Miller is Sterling Professor of the History of Art and senior director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Yale. A specialist in the art of the ancient New World and curator of major international exhibitions, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has delivered the Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art as well as the Slade Lectures at Cambridge University. Her books include The Blood of Kings: Ritual and Dynasty in Maya Art; The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya; Maya Art and Architecture; Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya; A Pre-Columbian World; The Art of Mesoamerica; and The Spectacle of the Late Maya Court: Reflections on the Murals of Bonampak


SCHEDULE OF VISITS

October 12-13, 2017
     Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

November 2-3, 2017
     Centre College, Danville, KY

February 1-2, 2018
     Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

February 22-23, 2018
     University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

May 3-4, 2018
    Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA


LECTURE TOPICS 

The Sacred Cenote of Chichen Itza: New Ideas from Old Wells

Were They Enslaved? Maya Figurines from Jaina and Beyond

The Maya Murals of Bonampak: A Royal Court in Action

Life and Death in the Ancient Maya World 

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