Thomas Cummins – Terror in the New World: The Coming of Hell in Paradise after October 9th 1492


Thomas Cummins is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art, Harvard University. With a doctorate from UCLA, he has made a career of finding and interpreting objects that hold the key to a fuller understanding of the encounter between native peoples and their Spanish conquerors. Cummins publications include Toasts With the Inca: Andean Abstraction and Colonial Images on Kero Vessels (University of Michigan Press, 2002), and Native Traditions in the Postconquest World (Dumbarton Oaks 1998), edited with Elizabeth Boone.

Professor Cummins lecture will also serve as a form of introduction to the “Globalization and Solitudes” colloquium to be held at Green College, March 16 and 17th, 2007.

Organized by Manuel Pina and William Wood, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia.