Claudia Brittenham
Art History

Claudia Brittenham is a scholar of ancient Mesoamerican art whose research focuses on how the materiality of art and the politics of style contribute to our understanding of the ontology of images. Her current book project, “Unseen Art: Vision and Memory in Ancient Mesoamerica,” explores problems of visibility and the status of images in Mesoamerica. Her latest book is The Murals of Cacaxtla: The Power of Painting in Ancient Mexico (2015). Brittenham is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History.