AIA Lecturer/Host: Virginia Miller

Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois-Chicago

Virginia E. Miller is an expert on Maya art and architecture who has led three previous AIA Tours to acclaim, including this one in 2016. She recently retired from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she chaired the Department of Art History for several years. Professor Miller has lived in Spain, Mexico, and Central America and is fluent in Spanish. She earned her M.A. in Latin American Studies and Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of several major fellowships, including one from the National Endowment for the Humanities and two Fulbrights to teach and conduct research in Guatemala and Mexico. Professor Miller is the author of numerous articles on Maya art and architecture and has lectured on Mesoamerican art throughout the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, including the AIA’s national lecture circuit.