The Getty Villa
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire on view at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California from March 24 to July 5, 2010, this symposium considers one of history's most momentous confrontations, an encounter between two cultures, European and Mesoamerican, and two empires, Spanish and Aztec. Scholars examine the contexts in which classicism mediated a dialogue between Mesoamerica and Europe in the 1500s-1700s, when parallels were routinely drawn between the Old World past and the pre-Hispanic cultures of the New World. This symposium takes place at the Getty Villa on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1. A keynote lecture entitled "Nahua Artists and the Aztec Legacy in the Florentine Codex" takes place on Thursday, April 29. Further details and registration available at website.