Casa Herrera Programs

Programmatic objectives for Casa Herrera are teaching, our residential scholars program, library and other cultural activities and community engagement.

Learn how you can participate in Casa Herrera's Scholar in Residence program

Scholar in Residence Program

The Casa Herrera Residential Scholars Program is a competitive program for Master’s and Ph.D. candidates and distinguished academics who wish to spend time at the Casa working on their own research and writing projects. Residencies are subject to program availability. Scholars-in-residence at the Casa are able to pursue disciplined work, individual reflection, critical thinking, and collegial engagement uninterrupted by professional and personal demands. While at the Casa, combining private time for work and reflection with opportunities for interaction with colleagues and community members is an important part of resident life.

Find out more information about study abroad and other learning opportunities at Casa Herrera


Casa Herrera has ample instructional space for classroom and research-based teaching activities.  Through UT, an ideal use of the Casa is as a base for Study Abroad summer and full semester courses, continuing education programs, and short field-oriented instructional/research activities.


Conferences and Seminars

Casa Herrera has ample space for international meetings, lectures, symposia, and workshops focused, biut not limited to, Pre-Columbian art and archeology or related artistics and cultural topics. The Department of Art and Art History hosts various important conferences in these fields, including The Maya Meetings and the D.J. Sibley Conference.


Casa Herrera Library (currently in development)

Casa Herrera will gradually accumulate a modest research library focused on Mesoamerican art and archaeology for use by scholars and the general public.  Casa partnership with The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and The University Libraries will provide access to the Casa collection to the local and international scholarly community.


Photo, Art and Artifact Exhibitions

Casa Herrera’s location and space configuration makes it an ideal venue for the occasional display or presentation of art, photography and objects or research materials related, but not limited, to its mission as a center for scholarly investigation into ancient Mesoamerica and its modern legacy.  A goal of this exhibition space is to articulate an ongoing relationship with other cultural institutions in Guatemala and Central America.

Image from the current on going exhibition: Album of Guatemalan Views, 1883-1904, artist unknown Benson Latin American Collection Library