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Mar 28 2017

Politics of Space: The Aztec Calendar Stone in Pilsen

March 28, 2017

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Department of Art History

In 1999, a set of 20 bronze medallions were set into a 5-block stretch of sidewalk in Pilsen; they are replicas of the monumental Aztec sculpture known as the Calendar Stone or Piedra del Sol.

Professor Delia Cosentino‘s presentation will talk about how these modern reproductions relate to a history of conflicted Mexican spaces, and demonstrate how their meaning in Pilsen is likewise complicated.

  • Delia Cosentino is Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture at DePaul University, specializing in the visual culture of Greater Mexico. A research grant from DePaul’s Center for Latino Research supports her current study of the Aztec Calendar Stone replicas in Pilsen. Her research presentation is entitled, “A Conflicted Compass Rose: The Aztec Calendar Stone and the Production of Mexican Space in Chicago and Beyond.”

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Poster: Politics of Space: Aztec Calendars in Pilsen [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607



Mario Lucero

Date posted

May 24, 2018

Date updated

Jun 14, 2018