Members: Member Preview—City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan

11 am | Thu, March 22, 2018
Resnick Pavilion

Members see it first. Members see it free. 

City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan presents recent findings from Mexican national and international archaeological projects excavating at Teotihuacan's three main pyramids—the Sun, Moon, and the Feathered Serpent—and major residential compounds. These discoveries have fundamentally changed our understanding of the city’s history.

Featuring both monumental sculptures and buried offerings, the exhibition emphasizes how artworks relate to place, both above and below ground. New discoveries reveal that both visible and buried works were arranged in specific ways to commemorate the city’s ancestral foundations and to forge relationships with vital, essential forces such as fire and water. City and Cosmos will provide visitors an extraordinary opportunity to see the new discoveries, many of which have never been exhibited in the United States.

There are two additional Member Previews for this exhibition (March 23 and 24). 

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Standing Figure (detail), Tlalocan [tunnel under Feathered Serpent Pyramid], Teotihuacan, Mexico, 200–250, Zona de Monumentos Arqueológicos de Teotihuacán/INAH, [Proyecto Tlalocan], photograph by Jorge Peréz de Lara Elías, © INAH
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