Brown Bag Talk: Rex Koontz, Professor of Art and Art History, University of Houston

Yoke, Classic Veracruz, Mexico, c. 300-900 CE. Collected c. 1850, British Museum.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Herring Hall, Room 126 (*Note room change.*)

"Image, Material, Object: Some Tendencies in Ancient American Art History." Event limited to Art History faculty and graduate students.

Rex Koontz, Professor of Art and Art History and Director of the School of Art at University of Houston, focuses his research on the public sculpture of Ancient Mesoamerica and, more broadly, design and communicative function in non-Western art. He is the recipient of fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard) and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and his publications include, among others, Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents (University of Texas Press, 2009), Organized Violence in the Art and Architecture of Mesoamerica (with Heather Orr, UCLA, 2009), and the review article "Visual Culture Studies in Mesoamerica” published recently in the journal Ancient Mesoamerica