SHORTIES WALTERS ART OF ANCIENT AMERICAS
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BALTIMORE, MD. â On long-term loan to the Walters Art Museum, the âArt of the Ancient Americas,â includes all of the major civilizations of Mesoamerica in this installation, including the Olmec, Maya and TeotihuacÃ¡n.
The exhibition focuses on small sculpture from these cultures â enigmatic figures and animals that probably served a ritual function. These pieces are complemented by larger ceramics from West Mexico, intricate gold objects from Colombia, elegant ceramics from Peru and Ecuador and works from the Caribbean and Alaska.
The bulk of the exhibition is on a 10-year loan from the directors of the Austen-Stokes Ancient Americas Foundation. The exhibition is enhanced by pieces from the Waltersâ own permanent collection and loans from local collectors.
The Walters is at 600 North Charles Street. For more information, 410-547-9000 or www.thewalters.org.