Site Content

City of Water, City of Fire: Art and Identity in Teotihuacan

A lecture by Dr. Matthew Robb, chief curator of the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Dr. Robb will talk about his exhibition (currently at the De Young Museum in San Francisco) Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, which explores how artworks from the ancient city shape our understanding of Teotihuacan as an urban environment. One of the earliest, largest, and most important cities in the ancient Americas, Teotihuacan is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. The exhibition includes monumental and ritual objects from Teotihuacan’s three pyramids, as well as mural paintings, ceramics, and stone sculptures from the city’s apartment compounds. By bringing these pieces together, and encouraging visitors to understand the context of specific sites within the city, the exhibition provides a rare opportunity for audiences to experience a significant place in Mexico's cultural landscape—the captivating and mysterious ancient city of Teotihuacan.

Thursday, January 25 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Scales Fine Arts Center, 102
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Arts & Entertainment, Visual Art, Speakers, Lectures


Academics, Art, Academic Centers / Institutes, Center for Global Programs & Studies

Target Audience

Faculty, Students



Contact name

Jay Curley

Contact email

Contact phone number

336 758 5080

Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity