Anthony Meyer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he specializes in the indigenous arts of the Americas and the global Early Modern. His dissertation, “The Givers of Things’: Tlamacazque Art, Architecture, and Religious Modes of Making in the Mexica and Early Transatlantic Worlds,” examines the art and architecture crafted, shaped, and transformed by Nahua religious leaders, or tlamacazque, over the course of the Mexica empire (A.D. 1325- 1521), as well as the impacts these figures had in sixteenth-century New Spain and the wider Euro-Atlantic. Outside of his dissertation, Anthony’s research interests include semiotics and linguistic relativity, spatial and bodily experiences, transatlantic exchange, and the materiality of religions. Anthony has worked at institutions such as El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as most recently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on an international exhibition titled Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Arts from LACMA. He also holds a B.A. in Archaeology and Anthropology with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he curated a thesis on Maya ceramics and their fraught portrayals in museums.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the seventh annual class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Full bios for the fourteen doctoral students in this year’s cohort linked here. Since 2014 and with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCL has provided ... Read More >