HAA 19Z - Introduction to the Arts of Pre-Columbian America





Thomas Cummins

Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30pm - 2:45pm

This is a general introduction to and survey of the arts of Ancient America.  We will look at both Mesoamerica and the Andean art and architecture beginning with some of the earliest cultures and ending with Aztec, Maya, Muisca and Inca.  Questions about the materials, urban planning,meaning and aesthetics will be addressed.  The course will also take advantage of the great collections at the Peabody Museum as well as the MFA.  There are no prerequisites.