Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Aug 27, 2023 - Jan 07, 2024
For the ancient Maya, the natural world was both a source of nourishment and danger. From the sun to wildlife to maize crops, forces of nature manifested supernatural beings that were inseparable from their lives. This exhibition explores the rich world of the supernatural in ancient Maya art, through 200 works from LACMA’s notable collection — including ceramic vessels and figurines, and greenstone jewelry from present-day Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. These ancient artworks showcase how artists portrayed the supernatural world and how royalty acquired and displayed their own supernatural power.
The Blanton presentation is organized by Rosario I. Granados, Marilynn Thoma Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas
Austin, TX 78712
Cost: included with museum admission
Reocurrence: during museum hours, through January 7, 2024
Time: During museum hours