News for Friday, November 14, 2014
Former Resident Scholar Flora Clancy Passes Away
Former SAR resident scholar Flora Simmons Clancy passed away in late October in Albuquerque. Dr. Clancy was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at SAR during 1982-1983, conducting an analytical history of classic Maya sculpture. At the time, she was an assistant professor in the art department at the University of New Mexico and went on to serve as chair of the department from 1997 to 2000, retiring in 2005. Her writing is considered instrumental in building the UNM art department’s national reputation in pre-Columbian art and post-contact cultures. Dr. Clancy’s books include The Monuments of Piedras Negras, an Ancient Maya City; Pyramids, Exploring the Ancient World; and Sculpture in the Ancient Maya Plaza: The Early Classic Period.
We at SAR extend our sympathy to Dr. Clancy’s family and friends, and the many students who benefited from her mentorship.