The Department of History of Art and Architecture is delighted to announce the arrival in September 2013 of Professor Ana María Reyes. Professor Reyes received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2011 in Latin American Modern and Contemporary Art, with a minor in Colonial and 19th-century Latin American art.Professor Reyes’s dissertation “Art at the Limits of Modernization: The Artistic Production of Beatriz Gonzalez during the National Front in Colombia,” the first in-depth monographic study of the artist, probes the regional and critical edge that the artist’s work presented to Colombians.
She has published articles and essays in both English and Spanish, including “Disrupting the Sensationalistic Gaze: Juan Manuel Echavarria’s Photographic Reflections on Violence in Colombia,” “Building Abstraction in Brazil: The São Paolo Bienal of 1951” and “Marta Traba and Gustavo Buntinx: Latin American Art Criticism and Resistance.”
Professor Reyes is a dedicated and deeply experienced teacher, who, prior to her arrival this fall at BU, has offered many innovative courses at Northwestern University. These include: “Latin American Art and the Cold War”; “The Many Faces of Frida Kahlo”; “Utopian Modernismo: Avant-Garde Practices in Latin America 1900-1945”; “Colonial Art in the Viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru”; “Pre-Columbian Art”; and “The Art of Mexico: From the Olmec to the Present.” Her course offerings at BU will expand the range of material covered by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and will complement and enrich the Latin American Studies Program.