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Hispanic Heritage Month: Chichén Itzá

Monday, September 21, 2020 | Karl Cole

When you think of ancient cultures that are tip-top interesting, do your minds usually wander to the civilizations of the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome? My idea of tip-top are the indigen ...

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Rethinking Classicism Part 1

Monday, August 10, 2020 | Karl Cole

As a Westerner (and art historian my entire adult life), I have always felt extremely weary of the word “classicism.” One reason I am weary of the word is that it is used as a blanket term ...

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Fabulous Tikal

Monday, October 28, 2019 | Karl Cole

As winter approaches, everyone dreams of vacations again. As an art historian, I have many, many places around the world that I would dearly love to visit, but know that I probably never will. My year ...

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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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Mayan Ceramics

Monday, July 20, 2009 | Karl Cole

I find it very interesting (in my geeky, art historian way) to contrast the art of cultures from all over the non-Western world and compare them to the “epitome” of aesthetics in the West, ...

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