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"Aztec to Zapotec: Selections from the Ancient Americas Collection"
2005-07-24 until 2005-12-31
Orlando Museum of Art
USA United States of America
When one conjures up romantic images of powerful rulers and mysterious mighty empires, it is usually in reference to the art and history of the ancient Americas. Get a glimpse into the life and culture of numerous civilizations from the North, Central and South American regions when the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) opens its next ongoing exhibition of art of the ancient Americas, titled Aztec to Zapotec, on July 24, 2005.
Aztec to Zapotec includes art made prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the Europeans during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. It includes more than 150 works from the OMA's Art of the Ancient Americas Collection and represents a time period of more than 3,000 years. The exhibition consists of significant ancient works of gold, silver, jade, ceramic, shell and wood from more than 30 different cultural groups including the Aztec, Maya, Zapotec, Moche, Nasca and Inca.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Orlando Museum of Art is supported by earned income, the Council of 101, donations from individuals, corporations and foundations, and sponsored in part by United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts campaign, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.