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Aztec Art Students, Spring 2015


Tenochtitlan is a project of Fordham University's Art History Department, and includes an exhibition of student work created in the upper level course, Aztec Art and Architecture (Spring 2015), taught by Professor Barbara E. Mundy in colloboration with Katherina Fostano, Visual Resource Curator.

The course examines the art created by the Aztecs, the last of the great pre-Columbian cultures. Holding sway over much of Mexico at the beginning of the 16th century, the Aztec empire was brought to collapse by the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. The course focuses on the primary sources, both Aztec and Spanish, as key to understanding the art.

This website consists of student-created content brought together to showcase the capital of the Aztec empire, the city of Tenochtitlan. Over the semester, students have created exhibitions that feature the major monuments of the city and map their excavation and positions in the city and around the Templo Mayor.

Students were responsible for conducting research, uploading and cataloging items, and creating the interactive digital exhibitions, all for the purpose of exposing students to new Digital Art History tools. The site's creators are pictured above: 

Back row (from left): Paul M. Deluca, Brian M. Knuth, DeAndre D. Slate, Michael W. Krzysko, Harrison J. Pidgeon, Katherine E. Fredericks, Katherine A. Dobscha, Emily A. Morse, Allison R. Burns, Brenna M. Keeley, Myles V. Proctor.

Front row (from left):  Domenick J. Lasorsa, Qinrui Hua, Delia L. Grizzard, Sarah J. Wisniewski, Wallis J. Monday, Claire L. Fields, Magdalena S. Valenti.

Not pictured: Isabel de Lecea Castro, Henry O. Guminski, Jamie K. Shaud.