ancient Americas

Curator’s Corner

Some Flourish While Others Decline

Monday, November 27, 2017 | Karl Cole

It drives me absolutely nuts as an art historian the way Western art history textbooks treat Mesoamerican and South American cultures in a peripheral way, yet fawn all over ancient Greece and ancient ...

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Curator’s Corner

One Day in 1839

Monday, April 18, 2011 | Karl Cole

Always the geek interested in little-discussed aspects of the history of art, I bring you the art of a true pioneer! It took three centuries for some archeologists/art historians to become interested ...

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Curator’s Corner

Mayan Honduras

Monday, November 30, 2009 | Karl Cole

We in the western hemisphere don’t have to look very far to find a civilization that rivals that of ancient Greece and Rome. The Mayan culture in Central America thrived for almost 3000 years in ...

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