Guest Lecture: "Art and Life in the Maya World" by Megan E. Oneil
Cylinder vase with glyphs, AD 600. Central Maya area (Mexico or Guatemala), Late Classic Maya, Earthenware and pigment. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Lewis K. and Elizabeth M. Land, 2009.1.45
Megan E. O'Neil, Assistant Professor of Art History at Emory University and Faculty Curator of the Art of the Americas, is a specialist in the ancient Maya and other cultures of the ancient Americas. Prior to joining the Emory faculty, she taught at several universities and was Associate Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). One aspect of her research focuses on ancient Maya creation of and engagement with stone sculptures, explored in her first book, Engaging Ancient Maya Scupture at Piedras Negras, Guatemala. Dr. O'Neil has keen interests in the reception of Mesoamerican art and culture over time and has studied collecting and exhibition practices as well as artists' engagements with the art of the ancient Americas.
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