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Lecture: The Art of Teotihuacan

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Final session in a three part lecture series with archeologists, art historians, and curators who have worked extensively on the site and whose artifacts can been in Teotihuacan: City of Fire, 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 provideinsight on the murals seen at Teotihuacan and the curatorial process of this exhibition.
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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 Directorof 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 meaningof 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 scholarshipin 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 editedthe accompanying catalogue. 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 Teotihuacanwas awarded the Frances Blanshard Fellowship Fund Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation in the History of Art.
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Saturday, January 26
1:00 PM