Living Maya: The Art of Ancient Dreams


Living Maya: The Art of Ancient Dreams, Feb 5 – April 10, 1988

Summary: This exhibition is the first exhibition to reveal to the American public the art and culture of the present-day Maya of Chiapas, Mexico. Included are 60 examples of Maya textile art from the mid-nineteenth century to 1987, and 30 contemporary photographs of the Maya people today.  Woven into Maya textiles – and Maya life – is their ancient vision of the universe, preserved for more than a thousand years.

Curator: Walter F. Morris, Jr.

Organizing Institution: InterCultura (Museum services)

Displayed at: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Main Gallery

Participating Artists/Collectors: Textiles from the Collection of Sna Jolobil, The Weavers’ Society of Chiapas, Mexico.  Photographs by Jeffrey Jay Foxx.

*Exhibition catalogue published.

Friday, February 5, 1988 to Sunday, April 10, 1988