Hurst brings ancient culture back to life in murals
Heather Hurst ’97 copies other people’s art … and she’s not ashamed of it.
Hurst, artist, associate professor of anthropology, Skidmore Scholar in Residence and Guggenheim Fellow, specializes in Mesoamerican archaeology and has dedicated her career to illustrating brush strokes, paint formulas and minute details of ancient Maya art.
In April, Hurst unveiled illustrations of some of the oldest Maya murals in a life-size installation, 7,000 Fragments: Maya Murals from San Bartolo Guatemala, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. [Read more]