Thursday, 9 August 2012

Current Exhibition at The Albuquerque Museum

Over in Albequerque you can still for a few more days go along and gawp at some teracottas of unstated provenance in their temporary exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection  (June 10, 2012-August 26, 2012). This shows just 10 items loaned from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. They ilustrate the "art" (not archaeology) of  three great "traditions" (sic): Mesoamerica, Central America, and Andean South America.
It includes 100 of the finest examples of artwork spanning geographic regions from northern Mexico to Chile, and represents major cultural traditions, such as the Maya, Olmec, Aztec, Nazca and Colima.
I have discussed what has been said about this collection and some of the objects it contains in an earlier post. It would , given the provenance issues, be interesting to see how Albequerque justify its display.

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