Eloise Quiñones Keber

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Eloise Quiñones Keber is Professor of Art History at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where she specializes in Pre-Columbian and early colonial Latin American art. She earned her Ph.D from Columbia University in 1984.


She published a scholarly edition of the important Aztec pictorial Codex Telleriano-Remensis, with commentary,[1] which received the 1996 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for humanistic studies from the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She is also co-author with H.B. Nicholson of Art of Aztec Mexico (National Gallery of Art, 1983).

She has edited Precious Greenstone, Precious Quetzal Feather (Labyrinthos, 2000), Chipping Away on Earth (Labyrinthos, 1994), and co-edited with H.B. Nicholson Mixteca Puebla (Labyrinthos, 1994) and The Work of Bernardino de Sahagún: Pioneer Ethnographer of 16th-Century Aztec Mexico (University of Texas Press, 1988) with J. Jorge Klor de Alva and H.B. Nicholson.


She received the Baruch College Presidential Excellence Award (1996), and was a recipient of fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, Ford Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Getty Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society.

She received the 1996 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award in humanistic studies from the Phi Beta Kappa Society for Codex Telleriano Remensis and the 1996 Distinguished Scholarship Award from Baruch College, where she also teaches.


Prof. Quiñones-Keber’s research interests center primarily on Mesoamerican manuscripts, Aztec art before and after the Spanish conquest, and issues surrounding the encounter between indigenous and European traditions in the Americas. She is currently working on a book on “reinventing Aztec art”, for which she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998-1999.


  1. ^ Codex Telleriano-Remensis: Ritual, Divination, and History in a Pictorial Aztec Manuscript. Austin: University of Texas Press 1995

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