Patrick Hajovsky, associate professor of Art History, presents “Currencies of Wealth and Fame: The Social Lives of Luxury Objects in Aztec Mexico” as part of session four of the Getty Research Institute Symposium on Art and Anthropology.


His talk is scheduled for the morning of May 3. 


About the Symposium:

The global turn in art history seems to be intensifying a rapprochement with anthropology, leading to a more deliberate inclusion of untraditional, vernacular, and indigenous arts. This process challenges both the canons of art and the methodologies in the different fields of art history, as the two disciplines adapt to the analysis of the cultural production of art and material culture from around the world.

This two-day symposium will explore past and present relationships between the disciplines of art history and anthropology. What might a more anthropological history of art, or a more art-historical anthropology, offer? What can the disciplines learn from one another? How might a collaboration of art-historical, anthropological, and archaeological methodologies help us understand and rewrite the histories of art, material objects, and artisanal practices?


Dr. Hajovsky is a scholar in residence at the Getty Institute until July. Find out more about this prestigious program here.