Skip to main content


Eloise Quiñones-Keber

Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History, Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Fellow, Society of Fellows, SOF/Heyman, Columbia University (1984–1986)

Eloise Quiñones Keber (PhD, Columbia University) is Professor Emeritus of Art at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. She is a Pre-Columbian art historian, with research interests in Aztec art before and after the Spanish conquest, ancient Mexican manuscripts, and the cultural encounter between Aztecs (Nahuas) and Spaniards in 16th-century Mexico.

She is the author of Codex Telleriano-Remensis: Ritual, Divination, and History in a Pictorial Aztec Manuscript (University of Texas Press, 1995), which was honored with the 1996 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She is co-author of Art of Aztec Mexico (National Gallery of Art, 1983); editor of Chipping Away on Earth (Labyrinthos Press, 1994), In Chalchihuitl in Quetzalli (Labyrinthos Press, 2000), and Representing Aztec Ritual: Performance, Text, and Image in the Work of Sahagún (University Press of Colorado, 2002); and co-editor of Mixteca-Puebla: Discoveries and Research in Mesoamerican Art and Archaeology (Labyrinthos Press, 1994) and The Work of Bernardino de Sahagún: Pioneer Ethnographer of 16th-Century Aztec Mexico (University of Texas Press, 1988). She is a contributor to The Dictionary of Art, Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, Encyclopedia of Mexico,and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures, as well as anthologies in the U. S., Mexico, and Europe.

Articles and reviews have appeared in Mexicon, Latin American Indian Literatures Journal, Colonial Latin American Historical Review, Colonial Latin American Review, Ethnohistory, Aztlan, and Journal de la Société des Américanistes.

She was honored with the Baruch College Presidential Excellence Award in 1996, and has been the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation,the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Getty Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society.