Sterling Professor of the History of Art & Vincent Scully Professor of the History of Art & Dean of Yale College
Mary Miller, Vincent Scully Professor of the History of Art, is a specialist in the art of the ancient New World. She served as the guest curator for The Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya, a highly acclaimed exhibition of Maya art that took place in 2004 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. For that exhibition, she wrote the catalogue of the same title-a finalist for the Alfred Barr Prize of the College Art Association-with Simon Martin, senior epigrapher at the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. She is also completing the work of her archaeological project to document and reconstruct the Maya wall paintings at Bonampak, Mexico.
Miller is the author of Maya Art and Architecture, The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: A Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion (with Karl Taube), The Art of Mesoamerica, The Murals of Bonampak, and, with Linda Schele, The Blood of Kings. Her many articles address questions of Aztec and Maya art, as well as the historiography of Precolumbian art. She has won national recognition for her work on the Maya, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A native of New York State, Miller earned her A.B. degree from Princeton and her Ph.D. from Yale. She was the Master of Saybrook College for ten years, and is now the Associate Master. She was recently named the Dean of Yale College.
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