Lisa Trever: Moche Mural Art and the Pursuit of Archaeo Art History
How do we approach art historical study of monuments and images from settings without the aid of written history? How might archaeological context serve as an alternative record for art historical inquiry? Ancient mural art is especially well suited to the pursuit of archaeo art history. In this lecture, Lisa Trever (Associate Professor in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, Columbia University) offers perspectives—from the panoramic to the microscopic—on how meaning can be made from painted and sculpted murals created on the coast of Peru.
Audience Q&A and reception to follow.
Presented by the Department of Art History as part of the 2018/19 Smart Lecture series supported by the Smart Family Foundation