Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas
February 01, 2020 – June 05, 2021
FROM THE COLLECTION
We didn't anticipate using the model in this way, but it has proved very useful!Julia McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives
Before the Nasher Museum closed to visitors and staff in mid March, Julia McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives, had the presence of mind to grab something from her desk: a 3D model of an ancient Peruvian ceramic work. The model was produced by students in the Wired Digital Art History Lab who worked alongside the student curators of the exhibition Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas.
This model was perfect for her lectures on Andean ceramics and safe art handling for the class that is now online, The Museum Object (ARTHIST 221S), for 14 undergraduate and three graduate students.