Friday, October 24, 2014

Elizabeth Boone honored with conference at Harvard

Elizabeth Boone, Professor and holder of the Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art, will be attending a conference in her honor on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Harvard University, titled "Telling Stories: Discourse, Meaning, and Performance in Mesoamerican Things," and receiving the 2014 "H.B. Nicholson Award for Excellence in Mesoamerican Studies" by the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard. 
Next month Dr .Boone will give a paper titled "Spatial Grammars: Meaning in the Two-dimensional Field at the Juncture of Art and Writing," at an international conference at the University of Chicago, "Signs of Writing: The Cultural, Social, and Linguistic Contexts of the World's First Writing Systems" on Nov. 8-9.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lucia Abramovich appointed Spanish Colonial Fellow at NOMA

Lucia Abramovich, PhD candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies at Tulane, has joined the staff at the New Orleans Museum of Art as the new curatorial fellow of Spanish Colonial Art.

Abramovich is currently reviewing NOMA's extensive collection of Spanish Colonial art which will ultimately result in a new installation at the museum. She will also serve as institutional curator for Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish Colonial Home, 1492-1898, an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art that will open at NOMA on June 20, 2013.

[Arts Quarterly, New Orleans Museum of Art, Winter 2014, photo by Judy Cooper]