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Archive for March, 2012

Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Apr 1—Jul 1, 2012 Featuring more than 200 objects including painted manuscripts, polychrome ceramics, textiles, gold objects, and turquoise and shell mosaics, this is the first large-scale exhibition focusing on the ancient kingdoms of southern Mexico. The royal families of these communities called themselves “Children of the Plumed […]

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa Mar 28—Jul 9, 2012 The first exhibition in the US devoted to this ancient Greek divinity includes 130 objects ranging from large-scale sculpture to exquisite jewelry. Aphrodite was universally worshipped throughout Mediterranean and this exhibition traces the goddess from her obscure origins in the ancient Near […]