April 24th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Miller does Mellon

Yale College Dean Mary Miller is giving a series of five lectures with the theme “Art and Representation in the Ancient New World” for the 59th iteration of the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Miller gave her first lecture in the series, titled “The Shifting Now of the Pre-Columbian Past,” at the National Gallery last Sunday; her next lecture will be this Sunday, on the theme “Seeing Time, Hearing Time, Placing Time.” The series will continue with an address each Sunday through May 16.

Miller, who is also Sterling Professor of History of Art and an expert in Mayan art and other art of the ancient New World, curated an exhibit on ancient Mayan art at the National Gallery in 2004. According to the National Gallery of Art’s website, the lectures were founded “to bring to the people of the United States the results of the best contemporary thought and scholarship bearing upon the subject of the Fine Arts.”

Click here to read more about the series. Scroll below to view Miller’s complete lecture schedule.

Art and Representation in the Ancient New World

Mary Miller, dean of Yale College and Sterling Professor of History of Art, Yale University

The Shifting Now of the Pre-Columbian Past

April 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Seeing Time, Hearing Time, Placing Time

April 25 at 2:00 p.m.

The Body of Perfection, the Perfection of the Body

May 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Representation and Imitation

May 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Envisioning a New World

May 16 at 2:00 p.m.