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“The Trouble with 864: Maya Art of the Late 9th Century,” a lecture by Dr. Mary Miller (Yale University)

December 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join the Columbia University Department of Art History and Archaeology for the second event of the 2015-16 Bettman Lecture Series:

“The Trouble with 864: Maya Art of the Late 9th Century”

A Lecture by Professor Mary Miller (Yale University)

6pmMonday, December 7th

Bettman Lecture Hall (Room 612), Schermerhorn Hall

The lecture is free and open to the public, and it will be followed by a reception in the Stronach Center on the 8th floor of Schermerhorn Hall.

Inaugurated in 2004, the Bettman Lectures are an annual program of lectures in art history sponsored by Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology. Endowed with a bequest from Linda Bettman, a former graduate student of the department, the lectures are named in her honor.

Mary Miller is Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, where she served as Dean of Yale College (2008-2014), and before that, Master of Saybrook College (1999-2008). A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she curated the acclaimed 2004 exhibition, The Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya, at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the National Gallery of Art. Her major work on Bonampak, The Spectacle of the Late Maya Court, co-authored with Claudia Brittenham, was published in 2013. Miller is the author of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya (with Karl Taube), The Art of Mesoamerica (now in its fifth edition), Maya Art and Architecture (with Megan O’Neil), The Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya (with Simon Martin), and, with Linda Schele, The Blood of Kings, as well as articles in many scholarly journals. In spring 2015 Professor Miller offered the Slade Lectures at the University of Cambridge. During the current academic year she is Paul Mellon Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. A native of New York State, Professor Miller earned her AB degree from Princeton and her PhD from Yale.


December 7, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


612 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University
1190 Amsterdam Ave
New York, 10028
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