Long Term Loan Exhibition
Art of the Ancient Americas
All of the major civilizations of Mesoamerica are featured in this installation, including the Olmec, Maya and Teotihuacan. The exhibition focuses on small sculpture from these cultures-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 Walters' own permanent collection and loans from local collectors.