Release Date Aug. 8
The Brookhaven College Humanities and Cultural Studies Departments will proudly host Adam Herring, associate professor of art history and director of graduate studies at Southern Methodist University, as he speaks about ancient Maya art and culture as well as the widely discussed Maya calendar predictions.
Herring is a specialist of the art of the pre-Columbian Americas and was trained at the universities of Princeton, California at Berkley and Yale. At the latter, his dissertation in art history received the Frances Blanshard Fellowship Award in 1999.
He has also received fellowships from Dumbarton Oaks and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Herring has articles featured in publications such as RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, The Art Bulletin and Critical Inquiry. In 2005, Cambridge University Press published his study of ancient Maya calligraphy entitled Art and Writing in the Maya Cities, AD 600-800: A Poetics of Line.
Herring received the Dallas Museum of Art’s Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library Vasari Award in 2007 for his studies of ancient Maya art and writing and his contributions to the field. His research interests include visual theory and semiotics, anthropological and materialist critique of visual experiences and the history of the discipline. He is currently working on a book about art and ritual among the Inca of Andean South America.
The lecture will be held Sept. 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Brookhaven College Performance Hall in Building C. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, between Midway Road and Marsh Lane in Farmers Branch.
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