Fall 2019 Matos Lecture: El Códice Florentino y la creación del Nuevo Mundo


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 8:00pm


Auditorio Jaime Torres Bodet, Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Polanco Ciudad de México

Speaker: Diana Magaloni, Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

headshot of Diana MagaloniDiana Magaloni will present El Códice Florentino y la Creación del Nuevo Mundo (The Florentine Codex and the Creation of the New World) Tuesday, October 8th, at 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. EST) at the Jaime Torres Bodet Auditorium at Mexico’s Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City. The event is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed for those unable to attend.

Diana Magaloni is a renowned art historian, author, curator, and conservator. She holds a PhD in Art History from Yale University, an MA in Art History from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and a BA in Conservation from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). She was formerly the Director of the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City (2009-13) and has served as researcher and professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at UNAM since 1991. Her research has focused on developing methodologies to understand the originality of the artistic and aesthetic processes of ancient indigenous cultures in the Americas. She has published extensively, including the books Colors of the New World: Materials, Artists, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex (2014) and Albores de la Conquista (2017), which won the INAH’s Antonio García Cubas award for outstanding publications in anthropology and history. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including Picasso & Rivera: Conversations Across Time (LACMA and Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 2017), which received the 2018 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators.

Presented in collaboration with Harvard Divinity School and the Moses Mesoamerican Archive

See also: Mexico, Mexico