Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank


About Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank

Dr. Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank is the Contributing Editor for Latin American Colonial and Native American/First Nations art. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California Los Angeles. In 2013, she received a Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching at Brooklyn College, CUNY, where she was an Assistant Professor of Art History until 2015. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art History at Pepperdine University.





The severe exterior of this palace complex belies its highly decorative interior, once filled with art.

El Escorial, Spain











New Spain
The Spanish reused the stones of pagan temples to build their new capital atop the Aztec city, Tenochtitlan.

New Spain, an introduction



This vessel represents the goggle-eyed deity associated with rain and crops, critical for the agricultural Aztecs.

Tlaloc vessel




North Wind mask
The Yup’ik peoples, in one of the world’s coldest climates, made these ceremonial masks during the long winters.

North Wind Mask




Sofonisba Anguissola, Self-Portrait at the Easel, 1556, oil on canvas, 66 x 57 cm (Łańcut Castle)
Female painters were rare in sixteenth-century Italy. In self-portraits, Sofonisba made sure to appear virtuous.

Sofonisba Anguissola