Carmen Argote: Me At Market: Gallery Talk with Astrid Runggaldier

Tuesday, February 18
12 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

image of traditional Guatemalan garment (huipil)
Huipil, Guatemala, n.d. Cotton. Courtesy of the Art and Art History Collection, The University of Texas at Austin. Photo: Mark Doroba

Astrid Runggaldier, Art History faculty and Assistant Director of the Mesoamerica Center, leads a gallery talk surrounding objects from the Art and Art History Collection included in Carmen Argote’s site-specific installation at the VAC.

Carmen Argote: Me At Market is on view January 24 – March 6, 2020.


Astrid Runggaldier is the Assistant Director for the Mesoamerica Center and oversees programming of educational, scholarly, and public activities for the Mesoamerica Center at UT Austin and Casa Herrera in Antigua, Guatemala. Dr. Runggaldier is a Mesoamericanist interested in particular in Maya culture and in anthropological approaches to architecture, households, and built environments in the context of the ancient civilizations of the Americas. She additionally manages UT’s Art and Art History Collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts and ethnographic textiles from the Americas, and contributes to the teaching of undergraduate classes in the Department of Art and Art History.