Tom Cummins, Harvard University
The Materiality of Ideas: Making Art, Making Meaning in the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Worlds
Professor Cummins focuses on Pre-Columbian and Latin American Colonial Art. Recent research interests include the analysis of early Ecuadorian ceramic figurines and the study of late Pre-Columbian systems of knowledge and representation, especially Inca, and their impact on the formation of 16th and 17th century colonial artistic and social forms. He was awarded his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1988.