Inaugural Orozco Lecture

From the Hood Museum of Art:

Tonight, 28 October at 5pm in Loew Auditorium

THE MANTON FOUNDATION INAUGURAL OROZCO LECTURE

Arthur M. Loew Auditorium  

 

Cortes and the “Angel of History”: Reflections on Orozco’s Epic of American Civilization and “Messianic Time”  

 

Mary Coffey, Associate Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College

Professor Coffey will discuss the cycles of apocalyptic violence that structure the fresco Orozco created in 1932-34 at Dartmouth College. Using Walter Benjamin’s meditations on time and history, she will explore Orozco’s treatment of the ancient and modern worlds and in particular the messianic qualities he attributes to Quetzalcoatl, Cortes, and Christ. A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.

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About dmgonzalez12

Dartmouth College, Class of 2012 A.B., East Asian Studies

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