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VAC20: Connecting Art Histories Across the Americas


This working group consists of three faculty members within the CNY Humanities Corridor with mutual interests in visual cultures of the Americas from the pre-Columbian period to the present day. Our work draws on disparate histories and geographies, yet is connected through our shared goals of collaboration across the disciplines of pre-Columbian, colonial, and contemporary art of Latin America and its diaspora. We all work on artworks situated at the intersections of visual culture and literary expression, from pre-Hispanic pictorial codices, to print cultures of Andean insurgencies of the 18th centuries, to contemporary codices produced by Chicana artists that draw on pre-Hispanic and colonial traditions.

We would like to meet periodically during the 2018-2019 academic year to share our work in progress and gain expertise from one another. We would also like to organize a writing retreat in which we could spend time writing and offering feedback and support during the writing process.

Former since: 2019

Group Organizers

Ananda Cohen-Aponte

Associate Professor of History of Art

Kristi Peterson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History


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