Ellen Taylor Baird
Professor Emerita of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art
Ellen T. Baird is professor emerita of art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of The Drawings of Sahagun’s “Primeros Memoriales”: Structure and Style (University of Oklahoma Press, 1992). Her many publications on the Sahaguntine corpus consider the implications of gridded space, the representation of history, the transformation of the pictorial text, as well as the identity of the indigenous artists. With Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera, she co-curated the 2016 exhibition “The Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico” (Newberry Library, Chicago; www.newberry.org/aztecs-and-making-colonial-mexico).