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Treasures of Ancient Veracruz Magia de la risa y el juego

October 8, 2004 – February 6, 2005
Treasures of Ancient Veracruz
left: Olmec, Colossal Head No.9, 1200-900 B.C.E., basalt, 65" x 54", Universidad Veracruzana, Museo de Antropología de Xalapa. Photo credit: Tachi. right: Remojadas, figures (on a swing), 600- 900 C.E., ceramic, 3" x 8 1/2", Universidad Veracruzana, Museo de Antropología de Xalapa. Photo credit: Tachi.

This exhibition featured sixty archeological artifacts from the region of Mexico identified as the “cradle of Mesoamerican civilization” – Veracruz. All of the ancient figures on display wear smiles or demonstrate the fundamental human need to play and have fun- including 4-ton, three-thousand year old Colossal Olmec Head Num. 9.

Curator

Dr. Ruben B. Morante Lopez, Director, Museo de Antropología de Xalapa

Organizing Institution

Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, Universidad Veracruzana

Displayed at

Mexican Fine Arts Center Main Gallery

Traveling Exhibition Venues

Museo Metropolitano de Monterrey, Mexico.

Exhibition Highlights

Sponsored by: Sara Lee Foundation