I enjoyed the first of this year's Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery of Art, given by Professor Mary Miller, from Yale's Department of the History of Art.
Her series title: Art and Representation in the Ancient New World. Her topic today: The Shifting Now of the Pre-Columbian Past. She is a very dynamic teacher, very passionate about her field. A joy to listen to!
Makes me want to go back to Dumbarton Oaks and take a closer look at the Pre-Columbian treasures there. (See also Mesoweb and FAMSI-Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies.)
I love living here, damnit. The whole city is full of treasures. (BTW, image above is from the Dresden Codex.)