Cyber visitors get to enjoy ancient ceramic exhibit of Central American artifacts via digital catalog
GritoBlast! The National Museum of the American Indian in New York, in association with the Smithsonian Latino Center, announces the opening of its latest exhibition, “Cerámica de Los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed.”
With pieces dating back as far as 1,000 B.C., the ancient ceramic objects chosen for this exhibition are of superior cultural and academic interest, exploring and celebrating seven distinct regions of Central America and the first peoples who inhabited them.
Nearly 80 percent of the objects being shown are either exhibited for the very first time or for the first time in nearly a half century. The exhibition opens to the public Saturday, April 18, 2015.
This exhibition arrives after a successful debut in Washington, D.C. “Cerámica de Los Ancestros” has been a landmark show for NMAI as its first bilingual exhibition, produced also in Spanish.
An accompanying catalog, Revealing Ancestral Central America edited by Rosemary Joyce, is available for free digitally.