\"Highly recommended\"

Library Journal — praise for the content

Los Angeles - Museum Companion

Discover the Immense Cultural Treasures of Los Angeles!

Buy on iTunes Just 0.99!

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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 Serpent,” after their founder and patron Quetzalcoatl, the human incarnation of an important feathered-serpent deity.

Spanning six centuries (AD 900-1521), the exhibition presents Quetzalcoatl’s life and exploits, highlighting the period of cultural innovation when the exchange of goods and ideas across Mesoamerica produced important artistic achievements.

Comments are closed.