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Adam Herring

Chair of Art History, Associate Professor

Adam Herring is a specialist in the art of the pre-Columbian Americas. He was trained at Princeton University, the University of California at Berkeley, and at Yale University, where his dissertation in art history received the Frances Blanshard Fellowship Award in 1999. His research interests include visual theory and semiotics, anthropological and materialist critique of visual experience, and the history of the discipline. He has received fellowships from Dumbarton Oaks and the National Endowment for the Humanities; his articles have appeared in RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, The Art Bulletin, and Critical Inquiry. His study of ancient Maya calligraphy, Art and Writing in the Maya Cities, AD 600-800: A Poetics of Line, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. His current research addresses Inca architecture and spatial practice.

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