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Treasures of Ancient Veracruz Magia de la risa y el juego

October 8, 2004 – February 6, 2005

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.

Participating Artists


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.