How artist Sandy Rodriguez uses a 16th-century manuscript as contemporary inspirationRead More
All Posts by Kim N. Richter
I'm a senior research specialist at the Getty Research Institute, a scholar of Pre-Columbian art history, and co-curator of the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas. My specialty is Huastec art produced by a pre-Hispanic culture located on the northern Gulf Coast of Mexico. I am currently the co-head of the Florentine Codex initiative, focused on a beautifully painted, 16th-century encyclopedia from Mexico written in Spanish and Nahuatl (the language of the Aztecs).
Who Writes History? Competing Narratives about the Conquest of Mexico and the Fall of the Aztec Empire
A Getty Initiative to provide greater access to the Florentine Codex, the first Indigenous encyclopedia of the New World.Read More