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The Fifty-Ninth A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: Art and Representation in the Ancient New World, Part 3: The Body of Perfection, the Perfection of the Body

Mary Miller, Yale University. This five-part lecture series offers an overview of pre-Columbian art history, with detailed discussion of time, beauty, and truth in the visual cultures of ancient and colonial Mesoamerica. In this audio podcast of the third lecture, originally delivered at the National Gallery of Art on May 2, 2010, art historian and archeologist Mary Miller explores the signification and cultural import of beauty in Maya and Aztec aesthetics.