Press Releases tagged with archaeology

Crouching Jaguar Dancer.  Guatemala Register of Cultural Property No.1.2.1.299.

Treasures of the Maya Spirit Exhibition Showcases Collection of The Future Museo Maya de America at 2014 Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show

Released: November 18, 2013

Exhibition Unveils New Research On The Crouching Masked Jaguar Dancer Sculpture—The Greatest Mayan Discovery in Recent Times. The Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show will present a rare opportunity to view a selection of  exceptional artworks slated for the future Museo Maya de America in Guatemala City.  Treasures of the Maya Spirit will feature more than 200 extraordinary examples of  Mayan art from the  Pre-Classic period of Maya civilization (250 BC - 900 AD) through early part of twentieth-century and several contemporary prize-winning works of art from the G...


Detail of ivory pocket sundial made byJoseph Ducher, Nuremberg, ca.  1640.

Time and Time Again: How Science and Culture Shape the Past, Present, and Future

Released: April 17, 2013

Time:  We find it, keep it, measure it, obey it, rely on it, waste it, save it, chop it and try to stop it.  We organize our lives around it, and yet, do we really know what time is?  Drawing upon collections in Harvard’s scientific, historical, archaeological, anthropological, and natural history museums and libraries, this exhibition explores the answers given to that question in various ages by different world cultures and disciplines. Themes include time finding from nature and time keeping by human artifice.  Visitors will explore cultural beliefs about the c...


Mochica, north coast, possibly La Mina Forehead Ornament with Feline Head and Octopus Tentacles Ending in Catfish Heads 100–800 A.D.  Gold, chrysocolla, shells, 28.5 x 41.4 x 4.5 cm Lima, Museo de la Nación.  Photo: Daniel Giannoni

WORLD PREMIERE OF PERU: KINGDOMS OF THE SUN AND THE MOON

Released: January 29, 2013

From February 2 to June 16, 2013, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is presenting the world premiere of Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon – Identities and Conquest in the Ancient, Colonial and Modern Eras. Initiated, produced and circulated by the MMFA, this exhibition displays an extensive collection of pre-Columbian treasures and masterpieces from the colonial era to Indigenism, including over 100 pieces that have never before been seen outside Peru. With more than 370 works of art (paintings, sculptures, gold and silver ornaments, pottery, photograph, works on paper, textiles...


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