About

Dr. Zarur’s academic appointments include assistant professor in the School of Architecture at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil, and, in the United States as well as an assistant professor at Wheaton College in Norton, MA.

Dr. Zarur has received a number of honors in nominations and grants awards.  She has been included in the listings of the Who’s Who in Fine Arts Higher Education, NMSU Arts and Sciences Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award and a large number of research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Laspau-Fulbright Fellow, Ford Foundation, Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa e Tecnology from the Brazilian Government (CNPQ), Hewlett Mellon Research, Rockefeller Foundation, Office of Cultural Affairs, Stockman Foundation among many others.

Her research focuses on the arts and culture of Latin American and Portugal with the publication of books and articles on the retablo and ex-votos of Mexico, the colonial architecture and religious rituals of Brazil, women artist in baroque Portugal, and the feather art of the Indians of Central Brazil. She has also curated a number of national and international exhibitions accompanied by comprehensive catalogues. Dr. Zarur has attended a number of conferences and delivered lectures in Brazil, Portugal and the United States.

Work

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Art and Faith in Mexico
2001

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Arte Sacra no Seculo XXI

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Connecting with the Divine NMSU
2010

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Connecting with the Divine Exhibition
2010

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El Favor de los Santos NMSU
1999

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Master Weavers of Peru
Branigan Cultural Center
2005

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Native Textiles of the Americas
CLABS
2005

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Ora et Labora Exhibition
2003

member

Art History

Associate Professor

D.W. Williams Hall
P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3572
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Phone: 575-646-2185
Email: ezarur@nmsu.edu


Education: 1989 Ph.D. Philosophy of Art. The University of Georgia. Major: History of Art. Minors: Anthropology and Art Education.  Title of Dissertation: Art and Symbolism in Central Brazil: The Bororo Indians of Mato Grosso.

1981 M.F.A. The University of Georgia.  The History of Textiles and Fabric Design.  Title of Report: Brazilian Indian Featherwork Technique.

1977-78 B.F.A. Artes Plásticas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Escola de Belas Artes, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Areas of Concentration: Drawing (1977) and Printmaking (1978).

 

Academic Appointments:

2002-present Associate Professor of Art, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

1996-2002 Assistant Professor of Art, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

1991-1996 Assistant Professor of Art, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

1982-1983 Assistant Professor of Art, School of Architecture, Department of Graphic Representation and Design. Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.

1981-1982 Instructor, Department of Languages, Faculdade Dom Bosco de Filosofia e Ciência, São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

 

Professional Appointments:

2003-2007 Executive Member of Nason Scholarship, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

1996-2001 Executive Committee, Center for Latin American Studies, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

1998-1999 Executive Board Member, Native American Studies, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

1997-1999 Executive Committee, Kent Hall Museum, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

1993-1996 Coordinator of Latin American Studies Program and Minor, Wheaton College, Norton, MA.

1982-1983 SESUN/PATHFINDER Program, Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. Technical Instructor on metalwork for the professionalization of the women.

1981 Fiber Studio Art Professor, XIV International Winter Arts Festival, Diamantina, sponsored by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil (July).

1979 Intensive Tapestry Workshop, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (January).

1978 Tapestry Workshop, Centro Criativo de Sabará, extension course of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

1978 Tapestry Workshop, Fine Arts School, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (December).

 

 Honors:

2006 NMSU Arts & Sciences Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award.

2003 Who’s Who in Fine Arts Higher Education

 

Publications: Books and Articles

2012 “Officium Tenebrae: a fé da luz e a escuridão,”Revista Vertentes, UFSJ, v 20.n.1 pp. 162-173

2010 Exhibition catalogue: “Connecting with the Divine: Sacred Art in

New Mexico.” Introduction and nine student essays taking the course Missions of the Southwest, Santa Fe: New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

2008 “A Forgotten Woman Artist in the Seventeenth-Century Europe: The Case of Josefa de Ayala and the Art of Portugal.” Encruzilhadas/Crossroads. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, (vol. 8): 81-89.

2005 “Baroque Art and Architecture in the Eighteenth-Century Minas

Gerais: Race and Society in Colonial Brazil.” Encruzilhadas/ Crossroads. Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles, (vol. 6): 87-92.

2003 Herança Barroca: A Arte Sacra no Século XXI, Belo Horizonte: Domani Comunicações. Brazil

2001 Art and Faith in Mexico: The Nineteenth-Century Retablo Tradition. Eds: Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur and Charles Lovell. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. American and Mexican contributors: Marcus B. Burke from the Hispanic Society of America; Ramón A. Gutiérrez from the University of California, San Diego; Claire Farago from the University of Colorado at Boulder; Jacinto Quirarte Emeritus Professor University of Texas at San Antonio; Felipe Solís from the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City; Solange Alberro from the El Colégio de México, Mexico City; Manuel Olimón Nolasco from the Universidad Pontífica de México, Mexico City; Elin Luque from Casa Lamn, Mexico City; Michele Beltran from the Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City.

2001 Introduction, Art and Faith in Mexico: The Nineteenth-Century Retablo Tradition. Eds. Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur and Charles Lovell, University of New Mexico Press, pp. 17-29.

2001 “Catalogue Raisonné,” Art and Faith in Mexico: The Nineteenth-Century Retablo Tradition. Eds: Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur and Charles Lovell. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, pp. 307-331.  In this publication I am also responsible for Appendixes I, II, and III as well as Glossary, Chronology and Bibliography.

2000 El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University, bi-lingual publication guide book for the international exhibition El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University. Sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation.

2000 “A Guide for Teachers.”  El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University. Art Gallery, New Mexico State University.

1999 Twelve wall texts accompanying the international exhibition El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University.  Related texts: “El Camino Real: Evangelization and Art in New Spain,” “Pre-Columbian Gods and Deities,” “Baroque Altar,” “Jesus,” “The Virgin Mary,” “Male Saints,” “Female Saints,” “Ex-Votos,” “Nineteenth-Century Altar,” “Twentieth-Century Altar,” “New Mexico Comparisons,” and “European Influences and Viceregal Precursors.”

1999 “El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University,” Agua Viva, February, vol.  XIV, No. 2.

1999 “Santos and Ex-Votos in Exhibition: El Favor de los Santos,” Southern New Mexico Magazine, vol. IV, No. 2, pp. 25-26.

1999 “El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University,” Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art, Newsletter, Fall, vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 4-5.

1993 Fiber and Feathers: Native Basket of North America and Featherwork of South America.  Exhibition Catalogue, Norton, MA: Wheaton College.

1991 “Social and Spiritual Languages of Feather Art: The Bororo of Central Brazil,” in The Gift of Birds, Ruben E. Reina et al., The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, pp. 26-39.

1989 Art and Symbolism in Central Brazil: The Bororo Indians of Mato

Grosso. University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1987 “Saint Augustine and the Urban Legislation of the Indies: Concept vs. Reality,” proceedings of the Second National Conference on American City and Regional Planning History. The Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Columbus, OH, pp. 237-252.

1978 Illustrator, Educational Books, Editora Lê, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil,

1976 Illustrator, Revista Literária do Corpo Discente da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

 

Manuscript Evaluator and Reviewer:

2013 Berg Publisher: Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief. Title of Publication to be reviewed: “Miraculous Images, Votive Texts, and Collaborative Control in Mexican Catholicism.” February 28.

2011 Revista Vertentes, UFSJ, Brazil, Editorial Reviewer Board Member

2005 University of New Mexico Press, Dr. Michael Candelaria “The Latino/a Jesus,” May.

2005 University of New Mexico Press, “Towards a Theory for Religion and Art: Guadalupe, Orishas and Sufi,” Editor: Dr. Steven Loza

2002 University of New Mexico Press, “Santa Teresa of Avila”

 

Grants:

2009 Dissemination Grant.  College of Arts and Sciences and Art Department, NMSU, April 18-20, $850.00.

2007 Travel grant, conference at University of California Los Angeles, NMSU Art Department,  April, $500.00

2005 NMSU Arts and Science, Ayacucho Project including workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures, October $1,500.00

2005 NMSU Center for Latin American and Border Studies, U.S. Department of Education, Title VI, Ayacucho Project, October, $1,000.00

2005 Nason Family Fund, Ayacucho Project, October $1,000.00

2005 Unravel Yarn Shop and Gallery, Las Cruces, sponsor of Ayacucho project with looms, supplies and reception. October

2005 NMSU Lilian Steinman Fund for Visiting Artists, international traveling expenses for master weaver Alexander Gallardo-Pinco from Ayacucho Peru, October $1,285.00

2005 NMSU Arts &Sciences Mini-Grant Award for research/lecture in Portugal, 16 May-17 June 2005. $1,800.00

2005 NMSU Art Department travel support for research and lecture in Portugal, 16 May-17 June 2005. $300.00

2005 President’s discretionary fund, conference in University of California Los Angeles, Art Department, April, $500.00

2005 Travel grant conference at University of California Los Angeles, NMSU Center for Latin American and Border Studies, April, $360.00

2004 Travel grant to Conference at University of California Los Angeles, Art Department, $400.00

2004 Travel grant for conference at Yale University, Art Department and Center for Latin American and Border Studies  $780.00

2003 Sponsors for book publication from Anima Conservação e Restauração, Cacel Concessionaria Volkswagen and Cultura Inglesa. Herança Barroca: A arte sacra no século XXI, Belo Horizonte: Domani Comunicações $7,000.00

2002/3 NMSU Arts and Sciences Research Center, field research in Brazil,  “Contemporary Sculptors of Religious Imagery,”August 2002-August 2003. (Sabbatical leave, full salary)

2001 NEH, National Endowment for the Humanities, field research in Brazil “Contemporary Sculptors of Religious Imagery,” January to July 2002. $25,000.00

2001 NMSU Center for Latin American and Border Studies, The Art Department and The Research Center. Travel and lecture for the  “Symposium Treading on Sacred Ground: Art and Thought Behind the Religious Image,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, May 12.

2001 State Appropriation from the New Mexico State Legislature.  Support for construction of a Restoration Center, book publication and exhibition venue in Spain. $300,000.00

2000 NMSU Center for Latin American Studies. Travel and lecture for the opening of the exhibition “El Favor de los Santos” in Monterrey, Mexico, March 20-23.

1999 NMSU College of Arts and Science Minigrant and Art Department. “History Through Ex-Votos: Culture and Art in Brazil and Mexico.” Summer field work.

1999 NMSU College of Arts and Science /International Programs. Mexican Pilgrimage Sites and Sanctuaries.  NMSU,  Field work, Mexico, March 27- April 5.

1999 NMSU Center for Latin American and Border Studies. Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles, September. (Conference in 2000).

1998 Stockman Foundation, grant co-author, Retablo conservation, $160,000.00

1998 Office of Cultural Affairs, grant co-author, Retablo exhibition catalog, $19,000.00

1998 Rockefeller Foundation, grant co-author, Retablo exhibition $60,000.00

1998 NMSU Center for Latin American and Border Studies. Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, University of California, Los Angeles, September (Conference in 1999).

1997 NMSU International Program Office, Research Center and Art Department.  Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico City and Guanajuato. Field research on retablo collections and contact with scholars and museum directors. February 28-March 9.

1996 NMSU College of Arts and Sciences, Junior Faculty Minigrant. “Francisco de Lima Cerqueira: The Recognition of a Baroque Architect in Colonial Brazil.” Field research in Minas Gerais, Brazil. May-August.

1995 Faculty Scholarship, Wheaton College, field research in Minas Gerais. Topic: Research on Eighteenth-century manuscripts. São João del-Rei, Brazil (Summer 1995).

1993-1994 The Hewlett Mellon Research Assistance Award, for research in Brazil.  Topic: Social and racial discrimination in the 18th-century religious architecture of Minas Gerais (December 1993-January 1994).

1993 The Hewlett Mellon Research Assistance Award for research in Portugal.  Topic: Eighteenth-century religious architecture.  May-July.

1993 Fundação Luso-American, Lisbon, Portugal. Topic: Eighteenth-Century Portuguese Religious Architecture, Portugal. May-July.

1992 Faculty Scholarship, Wheaton College, research in Minas Gerais and Bahia Topic: documentation of religious architecture in Minas Gerais and Bahia. May-July.

1983-1988 National Council of Research and Technology— CNPq, Brazilian Government, Doctoral fellowship, 6-years study abroad.

1987 University of Georgia, Art Department, Summer Research Grant. Topic: Sixteenth-Century Architecture and Urbanism of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. May-August.

1986 University of Georgia, Art Department, Research Grant, fieldwork. Topic: field research with the Bororo Indians of Central Brazil, Mato Grosso, Brazil. December 1985-August 1986.

1985-1986 National Council of Research and Technology— CNPq, Brazilian Government, fieldwork research with the Bororo Indians of Central Brazil, Mato Grosso. December-August.

1979-1981 LASPAU/FULBRIGHT fellow for Master Program, University of Georgia, Fiber Art, Athens, Georgia.

1979-1981 FORD FOUNDATION, fellow for Master Program, University of Georgia, Fiber Art, Athens, Georgia.

1976-1977 MEC/DAC/DAE, Ministry of Education and Culture, Brazilian Government, fellow for individual artistic development. Two years.

 

 

 

 

Professional Papers:

2012 Exhibition: Tejido Fronterizo-Border Tapestry Lecture:”Syncretism on the Border: Sacred and Profane Representations.” Juntos Art Association, Chamizal National Memorial, October 20.

2012 “Our Lady Refuge of Sinners: Love and Hope in Art”, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, February 12

2010 XXXIII Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, lecture: “Afro-Brazilian Syncretism: Congadas’s Religious Display in Minas Gerais.” University of California, Los Angeles, April 18.

2009 Lecture Series: “Art and Bodily Display.”  Lecture: “Sacred and Profane Processions in Brazil: Displays of Religiosity in the City.”  Brown University, Providence, RI. December 9.

2009 XXXII Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, lecture: “The Convent of Mafra and the Artistic Connections with Brazil, Rome and Bavaria.”  University of California, Los Angeles, April 18.

2007 XXX Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, lecture “Women Artist in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Joseja de Óbidos and the Portuguese Patronage,” University of California, Los Angeles, April 21.

2006 Symposium Bodies in the Streets: Festival Practices in Latin America. Lecture: “Theater of Light and Shadows: Vigiliæ Mortuorum in Minas Gerais.” Brown University, Providence, RI,  April 7

2005 Series of lectures at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Master in Portuguese Culture, Vila Real, Portugal, May.

2005 “Teatrum Sacrum: A Arte dos Atos-de-Fé.” XXVIII Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, University of California, Los Angeles, April 16.

2004 “Santos e Santeiros em Minas Gerais, Brazil.” XXVII Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, University of California at Los Angeles, April 17-18.

2004 “Santos: Contemporary Religious Sculpture of Minas Gerais.” AATSP Regional, Yale University, New Haven September 10.

2004 “Sacred Art in Contemporary Brazil: Baroque Theatrical Display” Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico, Taos,

March 24.

2004 “Santeiros and their Legacy: Contemporary Sacred Art in Minas Gerais, Brazil.” Speaker Series and Programs at the Center for Latin American and Borders Studies, NMSU, April 8.

2003 Herança Barroca: A Arte Sacra no Século XXI,” Centro Cultural da Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil, June 6.

2001 Threading on Sacred Ground: Art and Thought Behind the Religious Image, Open remarks and lecture. Symposium with panelists: Enrique Chagoya, Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Thomas M. Lucas, S.J., Tino Rodriguez, and Renato I. Rosaldo.  Moderator: Susan Landauer. San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, May 12

2001 “Art and Faith in Brazil and Portugal” series: Works in Progress, Center for Latin American and Border Studies, NMSU,       January 24.

2000 “Arte e Fé no Século XVIII: Ex-Votos Portugueses e Brasileiros,” Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, University of California, Los Angeles, April 15-16.

1999 “Researching the Iconography of the New Mexico State University Retablo Collection,” Symposium El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, NM, December 13-14. Sponsor by the Smithsonian Institute, Center for Latino Initiatives and the New Mexico State University.

1999 “Baroque Architecture in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais: Race and Society in Colonial Brazil.” Symposium on Portuguese Traditions, University of California, Los Angeles, April 17-18.

1998 “Historia e Iconografía de la Collección de Retablo.” Museo de Arte e Historia, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), Juárez, Mexico. April 30.

1998 “History and Iconography of the Retablo Collection,” Lecture Series Sacred Images/Imágenes Sagradas, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, April 29.

1987 “Saint Augustine and the Urban Legislation of the Indies: Concept vs. Reality.” Second National Conference on American City and Regional Planning History, Columbus, Ohio.

1987 “Meaning and Symbolism of Featherwork in the Americas,” Regional Meeting of Artists and Crafts Associations, The State Botanical Garden, Athens, GA, March.

 

Selected Lectures:

2011 “Afro-Brazilian Syncretism (Congadas) in Minas Gerais: Religion or Folkore,” Global Connections, College of Arts and Sciences, NMSU, November 1.

2009 “Brazil: Art and Culture.” Pan-American Center.  Mesilla: Double Eagle, NM.  October 17.

2009 “Merce que Fez o Senhor: O Poder dos Ex-Votos.” Universidade de Évora, Évora, Portugal, June 3.

2007 “Baroque Light and Shadows: Sacred Theater in Brazil,” 2007 Art Faculty Exhibition, New Mexico State University, Art Gallery, February 1.

2006 “Images of Devotion,” New Mexico State University, Art Gallery, December 7 in conjunction with the International Exhibition “Seeking the Divine.”

2005 Lecturer: “Native Peoples Art and Society: Ecological Balance and Power.” Center for Latin American and Border Studies, NMSU, October 10.

2005 Lecturer: “Sacred Art in the Americas,” The Academy for Learning Retirement, Las Cruces, NM. July 26.

2005 Lecturer: “Herança Portuguesa na Arte Sacra Brasileira,”  Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Moinho Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, 28 May.

2003 “Baroque Heritage: Sacred Art in the 21st Century,” Williams Hall, Art Department, NMSU, September 17.

2001 “Spain and the New World: Religiosity and Art,” Common Ground Summer Institute, The New Mexico Endowment for the Humanity Las Cruces, NM, June 13.

2001 “Art of the Faithful in Brazil and Portugal.” Works in Progress Series, Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Border Studies, NMSU, Las Cruces, January 24.

1998 “Colonial Art and Architecture in Brazil,” Guest Speaker, Pan- American Round Table, Picacho Hills Country Club, Las Cruces, NM, October 17.

1997 “A importância de Francisco de Lima Cerqueira no colonial mineiro,” Academia de Lêtras, São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil, July 20.

1997 “Art and Ethnicity in Colonial Brazil,” Spring Speaker Series, Center for Latin American Studies, NMSU,  Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 10.

1995 “Adventure in the Unknown Interior of America, Cabeza de Vaca.” Lecture series on Different People, Different Places, sponsored by Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; Canton Library, Canton, MA March 16.

1995 “The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico. Miguel Leon-Portilla.”  Lecture series on Different People, Different Places, sponsored by Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; Canton Memorial Library, Canton, MA

March 2.

1995 “Religious Architecture: Portrait of an Era, People and Culture,” Wheaton Student Educational Council, Wheaton College, Norton, MA February 13.

1995 “Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America, Cabeza de Vaca”.  Lecture series on Different People, Different Places, sponsored by Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA February 8.

1995 “The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of

Mexico. Miguel Leon-Portilla.”  Lecture series on Different People, Different Places, sponsored by Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; Ventress Memorial Library, Mashfield, MA,      January 25.

1994 “Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America, Cabeza de Vaca.”  Lecture series on Different People, Different Places, sponsored by Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, MA November 20.

1994 “The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of

Mexico. Miguel Leon-Portilla.”  Lecture series on Different People, Different Places, sponsored by Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, MA Nov. 13.

1994 “Christopher Columbus: The Four Voyages.” Lecture series on Different People, Different Places, sponsored by Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA September.

1993 “Social and Racial Discrimination of Eighteenth-Century Religious Architecture of Minas Gerais.”  Wheaton College, Norton, MA December, 8.

1993 “Exhibiting Non-Western Art,” opening lecture for exhibition in Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA October.

1993 “The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of

Mexico. Miguel Leon-Portilla.”  Lecture series on Different People, Different Places, sponsored by Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; Hopedale Public Library, Hopedale, MA February 17.

1992 “The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of

Mexico. Miguel Leon-Portilla.”  Lecture series on Different People, Different Places, sponsored by Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; The Atleboro Museum, Atleboro, MA September 30.

1989 “The Role of the Environment in the Structural Organization and Religious Belief of the Bororo Peoples of Central Brazil,” Symposium on Tropical Ecology/Conservation, Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, November 8.

1989 “Religious, Social, and Economic Structures of Minas Gerais in the XVIII and XIX Centuries,” Lecture for visiting Faculty members of the University of New Hampshire. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, June.

1989 “Colonial Commerce and its Socio-Politic Effect in the Cultural Structure of Minas Gerais,”  Lecture for visiting Faculty members of the University of New Hampshire. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, June.

1989 “Architecture of Minas Gerais in the XVIII Century,”  Lecture for visiting Faculty members of the University of New Hampshire. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, June.

1989 “Introduction to the Baroque Architecture of Ouro Prêto,”  Lecture for visiting Faculty members of the University of New Hampshire. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, June.

1989 “Discovery of the Mines in Minas Gerais,”  Lecture for visiting Faculty members of the University of New Hampshire. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, June.

1988 “Feather and Bird Symbolism in the Artistic Expression of the Pre-Columbian and Contemporary Natives of the Americas,” School of Anthropology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, March 18.

1987 “Field Research Among the Bororo Indians of Mato Grosso,” Visual Arts Building, The University of Georgia, October 10.

 

 

Exhibits and Project Coordinator:

2010 Curator and organizer of the exhibition and catalogue: “Connecting with the Divine: Devotional Art in New Mexico.” NMSU Art Gallery, June 4-August 6. Project in conjunction with Seminar course The Missions of the Southwest.

2007 Co-curator and organizer of the international exhibition “Seeking the Divine,” NMSU Art Gallery, November-December.

2006 Director Studies Abroad in Brazil, partnership with the Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais.  Co-organizer with Border Studies and International Programs.  July/August.

2005 Curator international exhibition: “Master Weavers of Peru: Wari/Inca Legacy,” Branigan Cultural Center. Las Cruces, NM. October 7-30.

2005 Curator international exhibition: “Native Textiles of the Americas: Peru, Guatemala, Mexico and The United States” Center for Latin American and Border Studies, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM, October 10- November 30.

2003 Curator international exhibition: “Ora et Labora: A Arte Sacra no Século XXI,” Cultural Center of the Federal University of São João del-Rei, Brazil.  April.

1997-2003 Co-curator and principal investigator: “El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University,” international traveling exhibition.  Venues (October 1999-July 2002): Museo de Historia Mexicana, Monterey, Mexico; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City; New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM, USA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA; Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL, USA; University of Miami Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida; Museum of Hispanic Culture, Albuquerque, NM. Venues in the Museum de America in Madrid and Casa Colón in the Las Palmas de Gran Canarian Islands, Spain.

1993 Guest Curator: “Fiber and Feathers: Native American Baskets and Featherworks of South America,” Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA.October-November.

1986-1991 Co-Curator: “The Gift of Birds,” The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

1978 Exhibition Coordinator: “XII International Winter Arts Festival,” sponsored by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ouro Prêto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, July.

1976 Coordinator: Art exhibitions in the Main Hall of the Administration Buildings, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

1976 Co-curator: “X International Winter Arts Festival,” sponsored by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ouro Prêto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, July.

 

Lecture and Symposium Organizer:

2005 Ayacucho Weaving Project “Weaving Tradition and Culture” October 7-November 30.  Series of three lectures, demonstrations and workshops at the Branigan Cultural Center, Center for Latin American and Border Studies, and The Department of Art.  Invited guest: master weaver Alexander Gallardo-Pinco from Ayacucho Peru, Wari/Inca descendent.

1999 Co-organizer: International Symposium “El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University,” Las Cruces, NM, December 13-14. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives and the New Mexico State University.

1998 Co-organizer: International symposium. “Sacred Images/Imágenes Sagradas,” Las Cruces, NM and Juarez City, Mexico.  Sponsored by the Fidei Comiso para la Cultura Mexico/USA, The Rockefeller Foundation, Fundación Cultural Bancomer, Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.  Three series of lectures with eleven American and Mexican scholars.  Las Cruces, NM (January 28, March 18, April 29) and three series in Juarez City, Mexico (January 29, March 19, April 30).

1995 Shippee Memorial Lecture, “Deciphering the Maya Script,” guest speaker Dr. Michael Coe, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT.  Lecture at Wheaton College, Norton, MA. October 24.

 

Interviews on Radio and Television Stations:

2000 Consultant and participant in the video: El Favor de los Santos produced by KRWG TV, Las Cruces, NM. Indicated for the Emmy Regional Award.  National Broadcast.

Univision; KINT TV 46 at 10:00 PM, February 03

Univision; KINT TV 46 at 10:00 PM, January 28

KFOX TV 14, El Paso, TX, 9:00 PM, January 28

NBC affiliate KTSM TV 9, El Paso, TX, 10:00 PM, January 28

CBS affiliate KDBC TV 4, El Paso, TX, 10:00 PM, January 28

1999 ABC affiliate KVIA TV 7, El Paso, TX, 6:30 PM, December 24

ABC affiliate KVIA TV 7, El Paso, TX, 10:00 PM, December 3

KFOX TV 14, El Paso, TX, 9:00 PM, December 14

1997 “As irmandades e as artes,” One-hour Radio interview, Emboabas FM Station, São João del-Rei, MG, Brazil, July 15

 

 

Supervision of Honors/Master Theses:

2008 Minea King, “The Colegio de Propaganda y Fide de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Zacatecas: Five Marian Representations.” Master of Arts Thesis, May.

2001 Sarahh Scher, “The ‘Erotic’ Ceramic of Pre-Columbian Moche People.” New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, Master of Arts Thesis, May.

1996 Jonathan Hoover, “Claude-Nicholas Ledoux and Le Corbusier: Two Visionary French Architects in Search for the Ideal City,” Wheaton College, Norton, MA, Honors Thesis.

1992 Eileen McKiernan González, “Alejandro Obregón: Colombian Painter and Innovator,” Wheaton College, Norton, MA, Honors Thesis.

 

Courses Offered:

Surveys: Introductions to the Western History of Art

Upper levels: Art and Architecture of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture of the Andes

Native American Art and Culture

Art and Architecture of Brazil

Baroque Art and Architecture in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Art and Architecture of Italy and Spain: 1600-1700

Art and Architecture of Iberian and Latin America

Art and Architecture in Northern Europe: 1600-1700

American Art: Colonial to 1900

Modern Architecture

History of Western Architecture

Seminars: The Art of Retablo Restoration and Conservation

Caravaggio and his Followers

Gianlorenzo Bernini and the Grandeur Baroque

Baroque Art and Architecture in Latin America

Modern Art in Latin America

Franciscans and Jesuits in the New World: Missions of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona

Women and Art

Historiography, Art Theory, Criticism

Mysticism in the Americas

 

Other Professional Creative Activities:

Drama:

1978 Set designer and constructor for ballet presentations in the Francisco Nunes Theater, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, December.

1978 Set designer and constructor for ballet presentations in the Teatro da Imprensa Oficial, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, December.

1976/7 Component of the Giramundo Theater Group of Puppetry, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Puppetry presentations of the opera of Manuel de Falla: “El Retablo de Maeso Pedro,” in the Municipal Theater of São Paulo, June 1977; SENAC Theater, Ceremonial Inauguration, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 1977; The International Convention of Puppeteers, Brasília, Brazil, January 1977; and Teatro Marília, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, July 1976.

1976 Public Relations Director of the II International Congress of Puppet Theater, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, July.

 

Art Coordinator:

1978 Research coordinator on folk art and ethnomusicology of Minas Gerais, Audio-Visual Center, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, September 1977-January 1978.

1978 Field research for documentary film on “Rudimentary Weaving in Minas Gerais,” Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

1977 Audio-visual research on “Weaving Techniques and Primitive Tools in Minas Gerais,” Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

1976 X International Winter Arts Festival, vice-coordinator, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ouro Prêto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, July.

1975 Coordinator of the Art Extension Center of the Fine Arts School,

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

 

Group and Solo Art Shows:

1984 Computer Art Show, Varsity, Computers, Athens, GA.

1980 Solo Show: “Silk and Tapestry,” Minas Arte Galeria, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, August.

1980 “Master’s Candidate Exhibition,” silk painting, feather art, and non-woven sculptures, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, May-June.

1978 “Jornada de Arte,” Main Gallery of the Administration Building, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, December.

1978 “Art Salon de São João del-Rei,” Atletic Club Gallery, São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil, March.

1977 “Drawing and Printmaking,” Group of artists from São João del-

Rei, Atletic Club Gallery, São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil, July.

1977 “Salão de Artes Plásticas,” VI Festival de Arte de São Cristovão, Sergipe, Brazil.

1977 “Modern Tapestry in Minas Gerais,” Otto Cirne Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, January.

1977/6 “Exposição Bolsistas Pesquisa/Arte” group exhibition, drawing, Main Gallery of Administration Building, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, December 1976 and July 1977.

1977 “Exposição dos Trabalhos Premiados,” School of Philosophy Art Gallery, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July 1976 and July 1977.

1977/5 B.F.A. Student Show. “Drawings, Ceramics, Paintings and Printmaking,” Fine Arts School, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, December 1977, 1976 and 1975.